New York stories

Since arriving in New York City in July 2013, I’ve written a variety of breaking news and feature stories. From politics (East Harlem disputes, New York’s City Council elections, the inauguration of mayor Bill de Blasio), to reproductive rights for women (abortion clinic escorts in Queens, the tales of women who travel to NYC to access abortions because they can’t access them in their home towns) and food (gourmet donuts in East Harlem, a tortilla factory in Bushwick and school lunch programs in Brooklyn).

Plus, I was one of a team who created a blog about tracking tolerance in the LGBT community in New York City, mapping gender-neutral bathrooms at high schools at 50 of the city’s top schools.

Here’s a selection of those pieces:

* Anti-Bloomberg de Blasio to become NYC’s new Bloomberg, Crikey — covering the election day of Bill de Blasio.

* A tale of two Bills: sipping cider with NYC’s new mayor, Crikey — the inauguration of Bill de Blasio as mayor.

Julia de Burgos Center still empty months after reopening, The Council Chronicle — an article examining the usage of the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in East Harlem.

* Mark-Viverito: the progressive fighter with her eye on the Speaker’s seat, The Council Chronicle — a profile of now-City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

* Gender neutral bathrooms in NYC high schools: where are they? Track Tolerance — a map of gender neutral bathrooms available for transgender students at the top 50 public schools in New York City.