So excited to help @drdemetre and the #nycdoh break in the new sexual health clinic in #chelsea . Received a text that I have been exposed to gonorrhea and syphilis. Let’s get treated, tested, and move on. 💊💊💉
This weekend, I tried out something I've wanted to do a for a long time. I brought Phoenix with me to a protest!
There was a TON of thought that went into doing this and it's not something I would advise doing with most chickens or at most events. The factors (location, weather, risk of violence, her personality, and many more) aligned to make this seem worth trying out. And it went super well! She did great, showed zero signs of stress, and even at one point fell asleep in my lap.
The protest was a home demonstration at the residence of #MaryBassett , Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health. The DOH, with Bassett at its helm, has the power to shut down #Kaporos , the illegal annual slaughter of 60,000 chickens on the literal streets of Brooklyn--the killing Phoenix was rescued from this past September and Rose was rescued from the previous year. Seven health codes are violated, as blood, feathers, and feces fill the streets in high-traffic areas. These are illegal pop-up slaughterhouses, and the city actually *helps* the killers (setting up lights and barricades) instead of enforcing the laws.
My friends tried the diplomatic approach, met with Bassett, and presented all of the facts. But this issue is unjustly political and it's become clear she will not take action unless we keep the pressure up. And so we will.
Thanks to everyone who was there yesterday, especially the activists I jacked these photos and videos from (@editanyc, @fontana_zool, someone else I don't know) 😅
If you're in the area and want to know about future demos, let me know and I'll keep you posted!
‼️ Attention Queens artists ‼️
Tomorrow, December 27th deadline. No cost to apply!
Collaborate with an Elmhurst/Corona public school on a mural project in the early Spring. $2,500 stipend to teach two classes and produce the mural. ArtBridge pays all material costs 💸💰
I will NEVER serve food out of a kitchen that isn't 99% spotless including the parts that you can't see behind and underneath equipment. My chefs have set my standards high. The years of grime, bacteria, mouse feces and fungal build up is apparently fine for the previous restaurant to get an A, yet, true chef operated restaurants like PerSe get a B ratings from open water containers and Pommes Rissolee. Cleanliness and sanitation standards are not being met at most non-chef owned restaurants and franchises. Just because the customer can't see the years of abysmal food holding conditions, and grime build up, doesnt give you the right to serve food out of mice infested disposable containers. Something has to change about the NYC dept of health. Have some fucking standards, guys.
My chefs. Thank you.
@chefabucco @mark_mdh @d_sansonetti @dinedk @wiliamthe4th
@olivierquignon @dannyconkling @chefemc @aaronmeyerisrael @sawaoko @chefdimitrivoutsinas
Deli 48 on West 48th Street in NYC. Flies all over the bread and food and this Korean FUCK stands and says "OH WELL, WHO CARES". Like what the fuck. This is how you get sick. Flies feed on fecal matter, dead corpses and other disease riddled bacterium. This is only a few weeks after I got fruit which was bad because it was left out in a open refrigerator where the temperature was lowered. Not to mention the fact that they have a minimum for debit cards which is illegal as that ONLY applies to credit cards. #delis48#nycdoh#news4ny#nbcnews#eyewitnessnews#abc7eyewitness#nysdoh#investigate311
This entrepreneurial journey has afforded me so many opportunities. I remember when I was told about this training taking place in Georgia. I was led to research it and how amazing I found it here in NY. It's an all day training but it will allow me to be of better use to my Community in and throughout my Work.
Having walked this road for many years, there is nothing like having someone there when needed. I PRAY to be that to others.