Michael Simanowitz

Teens to need parental consent for body piercings
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 11:03AM

Bayside teen Elana Campane is considering getting her belly button pierced. She hasn’t told her parents yet, and she’s not sure that they will approve of a piercing that’s not in her ears. For now, the 17-year-old doesn’t need their permission, but she will in a few months when New York becomes the 32nd state [...]

Seniors fight relocation at Pomonok
Seniors fight relocation at Pomonok
News Michael Pantelidis 12/13/2011 at 4:06PM

The “golden” residents of Pomonok Houses are refusing to let the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) send them off into the sunset. Senior citizens, many of whom have lived in Pomonok for multiple decades, are furious after they say NYCHA sent them threatening letters demanding they move into a different apartment or an entirely [...]