Author Archives: Maria Florencia Smith

About Maria Florencia Smith

Maria Florencia Smith is a visual storyteller from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through her reporting, she strives to create a safe space where marginalized people are being heard and can share their stories. Some of her interests are women's issues, culture and nutrition.

Young students rally to get the vote out

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Walkout to Vote organized rallied across the country, so that thousands of students could rally in the streets to promote the vote on the midterm elections. In New York City, the rally took place at Union Square.

Having the world as an office

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They no longer need an office and they centrainly don’t need to ask for vacation days. An increasing number of people are becoming digital nomads, allowing them to work while traveling the world.

THE RISE OF MINIMUM WAGE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK: HOW ARE SMALL BUSINESSES BEING AFFECTED?

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Small business owners are phasing the challenges brought by a legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that gradually raises the minimum wage to reach $15 per hour in 2019.

Fighting for a comprehensive redisgn of Northern Boulevard

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Transportation advocates are fighting for the redesign of Queens’ newest boulevard of death: Northern Boulevard. They are circulating a petition for a comprehensive change to the state highway that causes countless accidents.