I was eight years old that Christmas, and I wanted to get something special for my mom and my older sister, Tanya. We were living in an apartment in Spanish Harlem, in Manhattan, close enough to school that I could walk there with my friends—Tanya keeping an eye out for me—while Mom went to work.
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Love's Pure Light
Ease back in front of the fire and let the singer from Checotah tell you about the gift we can all give at Christmas
KEEPING THE FAITH
TY’ANN BROWN, Vice President, Ministries
Sandwich Generation Blues
First my daughter and her husband had to move in. Then my mother-in-law. So much for my empty nest
I'll never forget you…Grandma Honeybunch
EVERY WEDNESDAY WHEN I WAS 16, I’d change into a nice button-down and my best jeans after school. Then I’d ride my bike on the path between our house and my grandmother’s outside Meadville, Pennsylvania. Exactly at four, Grandma Honeybunch— we always called her that, though I don’t know why except that it fit her sweetness—would pull her dark green Dodge Stratus sedan into the dirt driveway.
PEOPLE HAVE A LOVE-hate relationship with Christmas letters. I’m a lifelong letter writer, and even I struggle to hit the right note—newsy, fun, filled with holiday spirit but not bragging or full of details that no one cares about.
It was his first Christmas in 58 years without his wife. Author Cecil Murphey shares how he faced his loss
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary eight years ago was one of the saddest events we have ever covered. Yet as her story from 2017 shows, this mother of a young victim found hope and healing
Faith in Food
The acclaimed food writer gives tips to make this difficult holiday season joyous
SOMEONE CARES PASS IT ON
SIMPLY THE BEST The first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic got my husband, Kevin, and me down. We slipped into the habit of saying “That’s the worst” whenever we heard an alarming news report or encountered a rude person. Griping only added to our unhappiness.
FEDS: FRAUDSTER DUPED INVESTORS WITH FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT NASA
The founder of a nanotechnology company was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges after authorities said he accepted over $12 million from investors who were told NASA was helping him develop a breathalyzer to detect cancer and narcotics.
“I saw a butterfly,” my mother said with a shy smile. It was the first time I’d seen her smile since my father’s death the week before. After a seven-year period of steadily declining health, he’d passed away in his bed at home, surrounded by his wife and three daughters. It was a peaceful end to his suffering, but saying goodbye was still difficult. We all missed him terribly. Especially Mami.
The End of the Line
COVID-19 has forced the restaurant industry to rethink everything. No brand has seen a more dramatic shift than The Halal Guys, a food cart turned franchise where long lines and busy stores were part of the appeal. So how do you transform a hot spot into a safe, reliable meal?
For Most NYC Students, Back To School But Not The Classroom
Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn’t the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn’t a return at all.
DURING A CRISIS, books provide solace and hope, offering comfort in the literary world.
The Creator & The Muse
Didi Menendez, the muse of PoetsArtists, asked members of the group to create portraits of other members for an upcoming exhibition.
Sheltering With Your Boss
Five Nannies Tell All.
LIFE WITH NO SIGNAL
‘Broadband deserts’ trap people thirsty for access to our digital world
Riding the Underground Dragon
In some ways, New York City’s subway system is magical. You go underground, zip through dark tunnels, and come up again in a completely different place.
Exploring the Boroughs of New York City
New York City has five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. What exactly is a borough? Depending on which state you are in, a borough can have several different definitions. In some states, it is another name for a town. But in New York, a borough is a smaller division of a larger city.