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  • Mallory Ortberg, Alexis Coe, The Catapult, Longreads & This Land Press and More: Oct/Nov at HWBC

    The chill in the air means it’s the perfect time to spend your evenings cozy in the beautiful Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, listening to some amazing folks talk about their work, sipping on your preferred warm-up drink, be it Brooklyn Lager or hot chocolate. Next week we’re excited to welcome back Longreads for a night of stories from Oklahoma-based This Land Press, and the return of Say It to My Face:, where writers confront the comments section (the terror! perfect for Halloween week). We will also be celebrating two amazing and unique new books, the story of 19th-century lesbian murder in memphis, and a book of texts from your favorite literary characters. Plus, podcast The Catapult IRL and our series DISH presents its …

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    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  • Opening Remarks by Housing Works CEO at 1st NY Task Force Meeting to End AIDS by 2020

    Opening Remarks by Housing Works CEO at 1st NY Task Force Meeting to End AIDS by 2020

    Troy, NY—On October 14, 2014, over 60 New York community members gathered in a hotel conference room to convene the first of five meetings of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Ending the AIDS Epidemic Task Force. The multi-stakeholder group brings together AIDS/HIV stakeholders from across New York State, including medical provider, LGBT leaders, HIV advocates, and other community members and is charged with delivering a comprehensive plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York by 2020 to DOH & the Governor’s Office by the end of January 2015. More details about the State Plan and the Ending the Epidemic Task Force can be found in previous AIDS Issues Update posts, such as this one on yesterday’s Task Force …

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    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  • NY Gov Convenes Task Force to Implement Plan to End AIDS in NY; Housing Works CEO King to Co-Chair

    Housing Works CEO Charles King, NY State end AIDS Task Force co-chair

    Housing Works President & CEO Charles King (pictured here) and NY DOH Office of Public Health Deputy Commissioner Guthrie Birkhead have been appointed as Co-Chairs of the State Task Force to End the AIDS epidemic, which was announced today by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    Governor Cuomo Convenes Task Force to End AIDS by 2020

    October 14, 2014—The Housing Works community commends Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health (NY DOH) for bringing the Governor’s previously announced plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York by 2020 a step closer to reality: Today, the Governor’s Office …

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    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

  • The State of HIV in New York State: A Close-Up on the Northeast NY/Albany Region

    The State of HIV in New York State: A Close-Up on the Northeast NY/Albany Region

    Shortly, we will be hearing from the NYS Department of Health and the Governor’s Office about what will be needed to implement and achieve the goals proposed in the Governor’s three-point plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York by 2020.

    Any effective plan end AIDS as an epidemic in New York will depend on getting more people informed and educated, tested, diagnosed, into care and retained in care and on effective treatment as early as possible. To do that, accessible resources need to target and reach everyone, especially people who have traditionally fallen through the cracks in the current systems.

    The New York HIV continuum of care (also called the HIV treatment cascade), an estimate of the …

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    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm

  • HIV Advocates & Allies Gather at NYC City Hall to Rally for an AIDS-FREE NY (w/VIDEO)

    HIV Advocates & Allies Gather at NYC City Hall to Rally for an AIDS-FREE NY (w/VIDEO)

    AIDS-FREE NY 2020 Depends on Expanding Housing, Food & Other Basic Benefits

    On October 9, 2014, Housing Works joined VOCAL-NY and other HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, and homeless youth advocates on the steps of City Hall to promote a statewide campaign for expanded access to housing, food, and transportation for low-income people living with HIV, which will enable our communities to move toward our shared vision of ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020.

    The rally’s focus was on the need to expand lifesaving rental assistance, nutrition, and transportation benefits to all poor New Yorkers living with HIV—hence, the “End Poverty, End Homelessness, End AIDS” slogan that attendees chanted and that appeared on posters and …

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    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  • Halloween at Housing Works Thrift Shops!

    Halloween at Housing Works Thrift Shops!

    Halloween is kind of a big deal in the thrift world; where else can you get totally original costumes on the cheap that are (for the most part) 100% flame retardant? Housing Works Thrift Shops are here for you this Halloween, stop by any location and get inspired. Pinching your pennies these days? Get the most bang for $25 at our Buy the Bag Shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Stuff a bag full of pre-loved treasures that can work for just this holiday, or really, ANY day.

    In the spirit of the season, we’ve collected some fabulous thrifty costume ideas for you courtesy of our charity brethren to the north, Boomerangs (Log Lady, hello!), the sustainable fashion experts …

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    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

  • Literary Speed Dating, Tales of Two Cities, Darcey Steinke & Rob Sheffield: October at HWBC

    This week we are delighted to partner with New York Comic Con’s Super Week for two events at the bookstore, both featuring Brooklyn Brewery Defender beer! And plan ahead, get your tickets now for our upcoming events I Like Your Glasses (next week!) and Rookie Yearbook Three. We’re honored to be launching an important new anthology, Tales of Two Cities, with an all-star lineup of contributors. We’re hosting launch events for Grace Helbig, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, and Darcey Steinke, plus a discussion of the life and work of musician Arthur Russell and our annual Rocktober Sale. That’s just the next two weeks! (And one more reminder: we now open at 9AM!)

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm

  • ACTION ALERT: NYC, 10/9, End AIDS in NY by Expanding Access to Housing, Food & Transportation

    ACTION ALERT: NYC, 10/9, End AIDS in NY by Expanding Access to Housing, Food & Transportation

    ACTION ALERT: NYC Rally & Campaign Kick-off at City Hall

    WHAT: Rally and campaign kick-off to expand housing, food, and transportation benefits to all low-income NYers living with HIV

    WHERE: Steps of City Hall

    WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 9th, 12PM (noon). (arrive at 11:30AM to get through security)

    TRANSPORTATION: 4,5,6 or J,M,Z trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; 2,3 trains to Park Place; R,W trains to City Hall

    WHO: Allied elected officials, leaders from the HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, and homeless youth movements, and people directly impacted

    Join VOCAL-NY, Housing Works, and other advocates on the steps of City Hall this Thursday, (10/9) at 12PM! Join leaders from the HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, and homeless youth communities …

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    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

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