New York state Sen. Luis Sepulveda campaigns April 23, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York. | CREDIT: Mary Altaffer / AP photo

Tanya Selvaratnam once wrote, “The most dangerous place in the world for a woman is her own home”. That statement is bolstered by research from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence — domestic violence affects millions of women every year.

My heart drops when I think of the number of women (whom I know personally) that have been victims.

The number is utterly jarring! Do you know what is even more vexing? The number of women who are too afraid to admit that they experienced domestic abuse … or dealing with it currently.

The Bronx has the highest rate of…


Members of the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance held a rally at the State Capitol last November demanding legislators pass universal rent control in New York. | Hans Pennink/Associated Press

If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.

That saying — oft-uttered when referring to New York — was penned by the author with the City in mind; however, it applies to the state as a whole.

For some, the inability to make it stems from not having a fair shake at the starting line.

For decades we’ve lamented about the exorbitant costs to live in New York. An 800 sq ft, one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx starts around $1,500/month. This time last year, the cost to move into such a dwelling would be; the first and last…

Ian Harris

Ian Harris is a web/app developing Bronxite. He’s a comedian, cancer survivor & long-suffering NY sports fan. He’s currently fighting for more COVID-19 in NYC.

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