Emily Belz

Emily reports for WORLD Magazine from New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Cannabis, recovery drug?

Drug Abuse | Marijuana prescriptions are New York’s new strategy in the opioid crisis
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/29/18, 04:40 pm

A New York moment: 

In one of his newsletters, my New York state representative trumpeted how the New York Assembly passed a bill authorizing certified doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for opioid addiction.

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The NYC Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Organ man from Queens

Work & Calling | One New York phone technician saves and fixes old pipe organs
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/22/18, 11:33 am

A New York moment: 

A half-burned organ sits in a historic building, Brooklyn’s oldest Baptist church, surrounded by new luxury condos. I’m working on a story about the church, formerly called the Baptist Temple but now the Recovery House of Worship. In reporting the story I came across Keith Bigger, 71, who has spent years caring for that organ. 

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Disrupted drivers

New York | A controversial new law in New York caps the number of Uber drivers
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/14/18, 05:04 pm

A New York moment: 

The other night I had a late dinner with friends, and the subway was down due to construction (as it often is these days), so I took a Lyft ride back to my apartment. As I talked with the driver, a father and husband whose family lives in a one-bedroom apartment in New Jersey, he urged me to be in touch with the New York City Council to oppose proposed regulations on Lyft. 

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