Spring is in the air … the cold, cold air. Warm your bones with some thriftercise during our many exciting April events!
Revamp your dining experience with china, serving pieces and table decor at our shop wide Chef’s Table event this Saturday.
On Saturday, April 16, we’ve got SIX, count ‘em, SIX different events planned. Go behind the looking glass in the Upper East Side with mirrors, jewelry, party dresses and shoes. Kick it in Hell’s Kitchen with their wide selection of sneaks and shoes. Think secondhand first (always) but especially at Broadway & 96’s Greene Scene, with global, gardening and other Earth-friendly goods. Soho is all about those sunnies and hats with Made in …
Posted on April 6, 2016 at 10:56 am
A & U Magazine features a story about the Housing Works HOUSE Project and Kiki Community!
Here’s an excerpt:
As some might be aware, the ballroom community (or scene) represents a subculture of the LGBTQ community, and primarily includes individuals who, while not accepted by their biological families, find new families, homes and acceptance in the “houses” so iconic to the ballroom scene—the House of Ultra Omni, House of Ninja or the House of LaBeija, to name only a few.
A subculture of the ballroom community is represented by the Kiki scene—Kiki means “shade,” which comes from “reading” as interpreted in the ballroom scene as reading a person to highlight all of their perceived flaws. Throwing shade has been a longstanding rhetorical strategy, …
Posted on April 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm
City and State’s NY SLANT published an op-ed co-authored by a number of physicians expressing the importance of housing in HIV care. In addition to the four co-authors listed on NY Slant’s website, a number of physicians have also endorsed this statement. Full text and list of endorsements below:
Last December 1st, on World AIDS Day, State and City officials gathered at the Apollo Theater and announced plans to prevent new HIV infections and eliminate HIV/AIDS deaths in four years. It was an inspiring day, with a massive commitment to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York.
As legislators finalize the State budget plan, we have the opportunity to significantly advance this critical agenda. We need Albany …
Posted on April 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm
Tomorrow night, Thursday, March 31 at 7pm, join Matt Katz (WNYC, The Christie Tracker, author of American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption), Annie Karni (POLITICO), Adam Serwer (BuzzFeed), Micah Cohen (fivethirtyeight), and Suki Kim (The New Republic, author of Without You, There Is No Us) for a spirited, non-partisan discussion about the unprecedented nature of this year’s presidential election, what it means for the shape and tone of the presidency, and what America might look like in four more years. To be followed by a post-panel mixer and a chance to chat politics with some of the top campaign reporters on the trail. With happy hour pricing all night long!
This event is the kickoff of our new series …
Posted on March 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Advocates from Housing Works were among those arrested in the capitol on Monday during a demonstration demanding $70 million in new AIDS funding in the 2016-2017 state budget.
150 advocates gathered in the War Room outside of Governor Cuomo’s offices and held a rally to demand the $70 million dollars needed in this years state budget in order to fulfill the plan to End AIDS in New York States by 2020. The advocates then began a marathon reading of the names of those who have died from HIV/AIDS. Their intention was to hold vigil and read through the night, for a full 24 hours. “In the AIDS movement, we have long honored the dead by fighting for the living,” reads …
Posted on March 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm
NY BUDGET COMMITMENT FALLS SHORT OF $70M NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT STATE ENDING THE AIDS EPIDEMIC PLAN
Coalition of 90+ HIV/AIDS Advocates Launch Statewide Week of Action
Over 90 organizations across the state comprise the End AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition. This week, the coalition organized a series of events statewide to call on Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to invest $70 million in the plan to end AIDS in the 2016 New York State budget. On Monday, March 21, advocates gathered on the steps of New York City Hall for a press conference, on Tuesday, March 22, advocates gathered in the Legislative Office Building in Albany to reiterate these …
Posted on March 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm
Celebrate the official start of spring with our best discounted designer, vintage and all around special goodies at the final four Best of Spring sales. Tonight, move on up to Broadway & 96 to score their finest fashion, accessories, furniture and art donations. On Saturday, head to Park Slope at high noon for their Best of sale. Next week, hit up the final two events at Tribeca on Tuesday and Chelsea on Thursday.
Here’s an idea: use the extra sunlight this Saturday for an all day thrifting extravaganza (we sure will)! Soho’s got new, retro and collectible kicks for sneakerheads, West Village’s shining on with a stunning sterling silver collection and the Upper East Side has all the denim essentials you could ever …
Posted on March 23, 2016 at 9:43 am
Secretary Hillary Clinton’s March 11 mischaracterization of the Reagan Administration’s response to AIDS sparked nationwide upset from advocates, service providers, people living with HIV, and loved ones of those lost to the epidemic. But it also has created an opportunity to bring HIV/AIDS to the forefront of the conversation during this campaign season.
The following letter was sent to Secretary Clinton, and similar letters are being sent to all of the candidates.
We also have created an online petition version for individual sign-ons urging each of the 2106 Presidential candidates to appoint an HIV advisor to his or her campaign, to meet with HIV community leadership, announce a commitment to end the AIDS epidemic in the United …
Posted on March 16, 2016 at 11:36 am