Shortly after the Modell Family immigrated to America in the 1870s from Russia, they began peddling clothing, jewelry and odds & ends from a pushcart on the Lower East Side. Today, Modell Financial serves New Yorker’s short-term financing needs with eight locations throughout New York and a diamond import business.
Imagine that you were released from prison with no money, no food, and nowhere to sleep. You have no phone, and no one to call. Where would you go? Who would help you begin your life again? For over 160 years, the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) has been a beacon of hope for women in more »
The Staten Island Mental Health Society (founded 1895) has broken ground on the first LEED-certified, “green” health-related facility in New York State. Three years ago the agency purchased and began renovating a drab, dilapidated former factory building in St. George, the borough’s downtown business and transportation hub. Today, the structure’s metamorphosis into an attractive, energy- more »