A former top official at the City University of New York died of 9/11-related brain cancer over the weekend — making him the school’s first Ground Zero responder to pass away from illness tied to the attack’s aftermath.
Irving Harper, who pioneered Pop Art furniture design with whimsical mid-20th-century modernist classics like the marshmallow sofa, the ball clock and the sunburst clock, died on Aug. 4 at his home in Rye, N.Y. He was 99.
Joseph Frederick Traub was born on June 24, 1932, in Karlsruhe, Germany, the only child of Leo Traub and the former Mimi Nussbaum. Leo Traub was a banker in Karlsruhe, but after the Nazis seized the bank in 1938, the family fled and arrived in New York in 1939. Joseph attended the Bronx High School of Science and earned an undergraduate degree in math and physics from City College of New York.
Sally Gross, a leading avant-garde dancer and choreographer whose minimalist works helped propel the postmodern dance movement, died on Monday in Sag Harbor, N.Y. She was 81.
Roy C. Bennett, who with his partner, Sid Tepper, wrote songs that were recorded by a wide roster of midcentury pop singers, including the titles “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” “Kiss of Fire” and “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane,” died on July 2 in Queens. He was 96.
Charles Winick, a professor of anthropology and sociology who wrote a book bemoaning the blurring of lines between the sexes and who challenged prevailing views about the dangers of drug abuse, died on July 4 in Manhattan. He was 92.
Jack Rollins, a producer and a sharp-eyed talent manager who saw more than a shy gag-writer in Woody Allen and believed that the manic improvisations of Robin Williams would crack up audiences, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100.
Allen Weinstein, a historian who wrote a provocative book about accused Cold War spy Alger Hiss, was an early Western advocate for Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, and served as the ninth archivist of the United States, died June 18 at a nursing home in Gaithersburg, Md. He was 77.
BY JENNIFER GONNERMAN June 7, 2015 Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. He had been arrested in the spring of 2010, at age sixteen, for a robbery he insisted he had not committed. Then he spent more […]
Medgar Evers College confirmed last week that 42-year-old Griffith, dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for MEC, was one of the eight people killed in the May 12 Amtrak Train 188 derailment. He was the fifth victim identified.