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  • Tonight: Sebastian Junger in conversation with David Epstein, co-presented with WORD Bookstore

    Tonight, we host Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and director of Restrepo to celebrate the launch of his new book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, the follow-up to his bestselling book War. Junger will read a selection from Tribe, and will then be joined in conversation by ProPublica investigative reporter David Epstein and author of The Sports Gene. A signing will follow reading and discussion.

    This is a ticketed event; each ticket includes admission to the event and one copy of Tribe. You will receive your book the night of the event. Please purchase tickets via the link below.

    AND! Please check out the newly-announced June calendar, listed below, with incredible line-ups and books …

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    Posted on May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  • Spending = Saving (Now Through Memorial Day)

    Spending = Saving (Now Through Memorial Day)

    For every $50 you spend we’ll take $10 off! That’s right, if you spend $100 we’ll take $20 off, spend $150 we’ll give you $30 off. Offer good from Wednesday, May 25 through Monday, May 30 at all 12 Thrift Shops.

    Not valid at Buy the Bag. On purchases up to $200 for a maximum discount of $40.

    Posted on May 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

  • Notes from Meeting with Secretary Hillary Clinton

    Notes from Meeting with Secretary Hillary Clinton

    Last week, HIV/AIDS Advocates from around the country had a meeting with presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton at her Brooklyn campaign headquarters. Below are the notes compiled from the meeting.

    Hillary Clinton Agenda and Meeting Notes May 12 2016 by Housing Works

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      Posted on May 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    • Damn it feels good to be a thrifter

      Damn it feels good to be a thrifter

      We’re heading to Industry City this weekend for A Current Affair, a pop-up marketplace featuring 80+ of the best vintage retailers and private dealers under one roof. Come and hang with us in the Housing Works lounge, filled with vintage furniture, decor and a curated selection of designer vintage apparel – all available for purchase! Get your discounted tickets using this link and a portion of the ticket sales will benefit our mission.

      Speaking of discounts, we’ve got another one for ya! From Wednesday, May 25 – Monday, May 30 get $10 off your purchase when you spend $50 or more at all shops (except Buy the Bag)!

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      Posted on May 17, 2016 at 9:31 am

    • AIDS Advocates Meet with Secretary Clinton at Brooklyn Campaign Headquarters

      AIDS Advocates Meet with Secretary Clinton at Brooklyn Campaign Headquarters

      Secretary Hillary Clinton kept her promise Thursday afternoon and met with 20 AIDS advocates from across the United States (including Housing Works President & CEO Charles King) at her Brooklyn campaign headquarters to discuss national and global HIV/AIDS strategy. The meeting attendees represent a larger coalition of over 70 advocates across the country who are working on HIV/AIDS issues and want to bring HIV into the forefront of national conversation.

      During the one-hour meeting, Secretary Clinton said that HIV/AIDS would be a priority in a Clinton Administration. In particular she expressed her commitment to combating HIV stigma, asserting that stigma and the resulting silence about the disease remains a major barrier in the fight to end the …

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      Posted on May 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    • Housing Works Holds Teach-in on the Steps of New York City Hall

      Housing Works Holds Teach-in on the Steps of New York City Hall

      On Tuesday morning before the New York City Council Health Committee Hearing, Housing Works joined VOCAL-NY for a teach-in on the steps of New York City Hall to raise awareness about the New York City Budget and the additional funding needed for important health initiatives. In addition the funding for Ending the Epidemic (ETE) initiatives that is already in the NYC budget, advocates are looking for the following:

      • $230K for a Supervised Injection Facility impact study
      • $1,476,652 for an increase to viral Hepatitis B/C programs
      • $10,100M for Ending the AIDS Epidemic funding

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      During the hearing itself, Ending the Epidemic and several of the ETE budget asks were mentioned, …

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      Posted on May 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    • NY State Assembly Passes GENDA for 9th Consecutive Year, Senate Silent

      NY State Assembly Passes GENDA for 9th Consecutive Year, Senate Silent

      Guest post by Carmelita Cruz, Housing Works Director of NY Policy

      On Monday, May 9th, the NYS Assembly once again passed the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA), the bill that would add gender identity or expression to our existing Human Rights Law, thereby providing civil rights protections for transgender New Yorkers statewide. There is currently an extensive list of localities that provide these protections including New York City, Suffolk County, Syracuse and Albany (homes to our Assembly Speaker Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Flanagan, Deputy Senate leader DeFrancisco and Governor Cuomo respectively). Despite the fact that local trans protections have passed in regions across the State (Buffalo, Ithaca, Rochester, Westchester County to name a few) the Republican dominated Senate has repeatedly refused to …

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      Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    • Shop The Best Vintage Ever

      Shop The Best Vintage Ever

      Happy May thrifters!

      We’re super excited this month (for spring, natch) but also for our AMAZING lineup of events and collaborations!

      First off, this weekend brings our annual discount sale for brides – Bride on a Buck! Shop all things bridal and bridesmaid-al including donated designer gowns and accessories from the best in the biz. Also on Saturday, be forever in blue jeans (chambray shirts, jackets, etc.) at Hell’s Kitchen’s Denim Daze sale.

      On Thursday, May 12, join fashion writer Mac Smith for the second installment of our Style Clinic shopping party, this time in the West Village shop. Mac will help you bring some Pop! into your wardrobe with a curated selection color, florals, and prints. …

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      Posted on May 4, 2016 at 9:18 am

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