Goddard Riverside in the News

"Giving Back on Christmas": FOX-5 NY Covers our Holiday Meal

In The News December 28, 2016

Reporter Stacey Delikat talked to guests, volunteers and staff about the spirit of community that powers our annual Christmas meal. Watch the story here.

CBS-2 Visits our Thanksgiving Dinner

December 2, 2016

Scott Rapoport of CBS New York did a beautiful story about our annual communitywide Thanksgiving meal, interviewing guests, staff and volunteers about the roots of this holiday tradition and why it is more important now than ever. 

Publishers Weekly Spotlights Partnership with Publishers Against Homelessness

In The News October 17, 2016

John Maher of Publishers Weekly chronicles the historic partnership between the publishing industry and Goddard Riverside. Publishers and booksellers have worked hand-in-hand with us for three decades to support our street outreach, housing and anti-poverty programs. 

Senior Supportive Housing Pilot Highlighted by State Health Department

In The News August 12, 2016

The State Department of Health spotlighted our Senior Supportive Housing Pilot Program in its newsletter this month. Older adults are a large and rapidly growing segment of our supportive housing population, and the pilot program has helped us understand how to better meet their needs. See the newsletter item below.

Law Project Fights Tenant Harassment

August 5, 2016

The Goddard Riverside Law Project has moved to block illegal short-term rentals at the Imperial Court, a rent-stabilized Single Room Occupancy building on the Upper West Side.

New York Times Highlights Capitol Hall Renovations

In The News June 2, 2016

The New York Times reports on the $16.7-million overhaul of our Capitol Hall supportive housing residence. The renovations gave each room a kitchenette and bathroom, transforming the aging Single Room Occupancy-style living spaces into attractive, modern efficiency apartments. They also restored the beauty of the original marble lobby and created more space for community events, healthcare support, and other services.

New Stage Takes a Bow at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

March 9, 2016

Thanks to the local Lowe's Home Improvement store, a beautifully-restored stage will soon bring plays, music and dance back to Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center.

How We Monitor the City's Most Vulnerable Homeless

In The News January 6, 2016

Jennifer Fermino of the New York Daily News writes about how our homeless outreach teams track people who will likely refuse to come in from the cold.

Executive Director Stephan Russo on NY1's Inside City Hall

In The News January 5, 2016
"The answer, ultimately, is permanent housing," Russo said in this substantive discussion of homelessness policy.

CBS New York Captures the Welcoming Spirit of our Christmas Meal

In The News December 25, 2015

Reporter Janet Wu describes the festive, personal atmosphere at our holiday meal.

Community Christmas Meal at Goddard Riverside Welcomes All

In The News December 22, 2015
Goddard Riverside Community Center will throw open its doors on Christmas for the city’s warmest and most welcoming holiday meal.

Goddard Riverside Book Fair Enters Third Decade of Helping Homeless

In The News November 17, 2015
The Book Fair features thousands of brand-new books donated by some of the world’s top publishing houses, sold at a 50 percent discount to support the programs of Goddard Riverside Community Center.

Goddard Riverside Community Center to Honor Scholastic Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson at Annual Gala

In The News October 15, 2015

New York, NY (September 23, 2015)—Goddard Riverside Community Center will celebrate Scholastic Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson at its Annual Gala to be held Tuesday, October 27th at historic Gotham Hall in downtown Manhattan. Joining the evening to help honor Robinson will be Dav Pilkey, bestselling author/illustrator of the wildly popular Captain Underpants series. 

Goddard's Homeless Outreach Efforts Highlighted on ThinkProgress

In The News August 19, 2015
Take a ride with Goddard's homeless street outreach team as they help New York City end veteran homelessness.

Is Homelessness on the Rise in NYC?

In The News August 3, 2015
NBC 4's Melissa Russo talks with our street outreach workers as concern over homelessness in the city grows.

Mayor De Blasio Implements NYC's Hot Weather Plan

In The News July 28, 2015
How Goddard is helping New Yorkers get through a summer heat wave.

West Side Spirit on the Strategic Alliance Between Goddard Riverside and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

In The News June 11, 2015

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Goddard Riverside Community Center and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Embark on Strategic Alliance to Build for the Future

In The News June 9, 2015

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Larry Wood Discusses Affordable Housing on "Represent NYC"

In The News June 1, 2015

On May 10th, NYC District 7 Councilman Mark Levine hosted a panel discussion on "Represent NYC" about key issues that impact access to affordable housing, including the availability of civil legal services in Housing Court and succession of rent control and rent-regulated apartments.

Stephan Russo Speaks to NY1 About Budget Cuts to Summer Programs

In The News May 15, 2015

Goddard Riverside Executive Director Stephan Russo speaks with NY1 reporter LindseyChrist advocating for summer programs.

Goddard Riverside Community Center Hosts Options Center Opening

In The News April 30, 2015

Goddard Riverside Community Center celebrated the official opening of its Options Center on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at its office located at 352 West 110th Street on the Upper West Side. This event acknowledged the outstanding work of the Options Center as one of the leading college access and success programs in the city and acknowledged the political leaders who helped Goddard acquire the office space.

Goddard Riverside Day Care Center Featured on NY1 News

In The News March 30, 2015

Cheryl Wills of NY1 came to visit Goddard Riverside's 91st Street Day Care Center to discuss the library created by Books for Kids. Christine Chiarelli, teacher and director with Goddard Riverside's early childhood education program, discussed the importance of early reading and literacy.

Manhattan Borough President Praises Goddard Riverside's Pre-K Classrooms

In The News March 19, 2015

During a Pre-K For All press conference hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discussed the positive outcomes and progress of Goddard Riverside Community Center's Pre-K classrooms. Take a look at the clip here.

Goddard Riverside Pre-K Teacher Records Citywide PSA

In The News March 17, 2015

In support of New York City's Pre-K For All program, Christine Chiarelli, teacher and director of our Day Care Center at West 84th Street, recorded a citywide public service announcement about the importance of this initiative and quality education for four-year-olds. Listen to the PSA.

Options Center Students Featured in The New York Times

In The News February 27, 2015

The New York Times profiled two Options students and highlights the stories of the will and determination they have to build better futures. At our Options Center, we remain committed to helping students succeed and reach their dream of a college degree no matter what their circumstances are. We commend the efforts of institutions doing the same.

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