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Mercedes Cano, Immigration Lawyer
Some 42 years ago, when Mercedes Cano first arrived in the United States as an undocumented and non-English speaker from Colombia, she could not imagine becoming a future immigration lawyer in Jack...
Basil Lloyd Anderson, Scholarship Winner
For the last nine years, New York Life has awarded African American undergraduate business students who play an active role in their community and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher the Rainbow Push S...
Jay Goodman, Baker’s Dozen Bagels
Bagels are one of New Yorkers' favorite breakfast companions, especially when they come straight out of the oven. The still warm dough smothered with a thick layer of cream cheese is enough to make...
Barry Schwartz, Barry's Tempeh
New York City is a big lover of vegan products. And as the rate of obesity is increasing, what’s better than trying some wholesome food that is both good for the body and the soul?
Tempeh, the fam...
Carolyn Sevos Hamilton, You Cake
Photo cakes have become the new rage in the past few years, after bakers discovered they could use technology to create delicious, personalized desserts.
But You Cake takes photo desserts to a who...
Vance Barber, Actor/Acting Coach
For an outsider coming into the fast-paced NYC lifestyle, sometimes having just one unique trade isn’t enough.
With a BFA in acting from West Virginia University, Vance Barber moved to Long Island ...
Norman Isaacs, Record Collector
When the rent got too high in Manhattan’s East Village, Norman Isaacs picked up his record collection and moved the store to Brooklyn in hopes of a new start.
“The landlord raised my rent from $6,0...
Kelly Chan, Circle K International
Interacting with others is a crucial part of any job, but that’s especially true for Kelly Chan of New York District’s Circle K International, a collegiate service organization.
“I definitely inte...
Aldo Silvera, Home Medical Specialties
During Hurricane Sandy, several hospitals closed due to flooding and loss of power, putting some patients at risk without specialized equipment to help with their medical condition.
Aldo Silvera, ...
Sunny Chapman, Artist
For Sunny Chapman, art came naturally.
“I just liked it,” said Chapman, who's been drawing since she was a child and making jewelry, paintings and other works ever since.
Chapman started out as a p...