Zachary Kiesch, Fox5NY

Zachary Kiesch


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Zachary:

Artist Cey Adams and his indelible mark on hip-hop

Cey Adams is New York—a product of Jamaica, Queens. His artwork validates an experience and tells a complete narrative. From tagging trains to hanging on museums walls, he has done it all, including... → Read More

Bracelets and massages for Puerto Rico

The multi-pronged effort to help the people of Puerto Rico is happening. There are large-scale examples and there are grass-roots campaigns. → Read More

NYC radio host: Haitians furious over end of work permits

Inside a Haitian radio studio in Brooklyn, the sound of activism reveals the voice of resistance. That voice belongs to Ricot Dupuy of Radio Soleil. (Soleil is French for sun.) → Read More

With cuts to SNAP, New Yorkers go hungry

Food Bank for New York City's annual legislative report is an opportunity to help us better understand the need for resources to fight hunger across the city. In many ways, it is a gut check. → Read More

Mayor addresses NYCHA lead paint testing scandal

A source told Fox 5 that units at the Williamsburg Houses are one of the NYC HA buildings impacted by a DOI report that stated lead paint safety inspections were falsified. But it doesn't stop here. Just to give you an idea of scope, we are talking about 55,000 public housing units. → Read More

Postal worker hosts Thanksgiving for his community

Miguel Perdomo is a pillar in this East Harlem neighborhood. A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years, he has been on this route for 16. → Read More

Rikers Island inmates practice debate skills

How can a debate be used as a tool to help inmates rehabilitate and be more productive citizens when they reach back to the outside? An experiment happening at Rikers Island, New York City's massive jail complex in the East River is hoping to answer that. → Read More

Bronx girl recovering from burns named 'honorary firefighter'

Honorary firefighter is a distinction not many receive. But then again, very few are as deserving as Jamoni Merritt. → Read More

1683 painting hiding in plain sight now at the Met

A very important painting more than 300 years old was hidden in plain sight. Only those with access to the president's office at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus had access to the art. Now it is part of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. → Read More

An app for positive interactions among kids (finally)

An app called TBH lets users gossip about their friends without hurting any feelings. TBH is short for "to be honest." Word on the street is that the kids can't get enough of it. → Read More

Brooklyn artist Sophia Dawson's vision of social justice

I went to Brooklyn, just off Utica, where warehouses and auto body shops litter the avenue to meet with artist Sophia Dawson. There are racks and racks of work. → Read More

Legionnaires' disease cases reported at Queens building

Two cases of Legionnaires' disease at the same apartment building Queens prompted the Health Department to reach out to residents. → Read More

Prayer vigil for mom living in church to avoid deportation

As a single mother of three finds sanctuary in a church in upper Manhattan, a community continues to rally behind her. Many here see Amanda Morales-Guerra, and her children who are U.S. citizens, as a symbol against racist immigration policies. → Read More

NYC lawmaker: Schools should have anti-overdose kits

America's opioid epidemic has infiltrated all segments of the population, regardless of age, race or class. This is why City Councilman Rafael Salamanca introduced a bill Thursday that would force New York's public schools to stock anti-overdose kits. → Read More

New music studio open to local youth

A high-end music studio is the latest iteration of B.R.A.G., a group that takes a public health approach to curing gun violence. Fox 5 was there for the ribbon cutting. → Read More

Facing deportation, mom takes refuge in Manhattan church

A young mother has taken refuge in an uptown church because she is afraid of being deported if she leaves. She is staying put for now in a desperate bid to keep her family together. → Read More

Young bass prodigy turns around dad's life

If you believe in second chances, then you'll like the story inside the story about Asmar, the gifted 10-year-old bass guitar player, and his father, Asmar Johnson. → Read More

Brooklyn tenants sue Kushner Companies over rents

Some tenants in Brooklyn are suing a business once run by Jared Kushner, the president's son-in law and close adviser. The lawsuit claims that Kushner Companies failed to provide rent-stabilized leases to tenants as required at a beautiful building in Brooklyn Heights. → Read More

Source360 festival trains, inspires youth

Kids in Brooklyn are using their love of music and technology to try and make the world a better place. Hip hop is joining forces with education and social justice. It is all about using hip hop to touch young people and make a difference, according to those on the front line. → Read More

Former drug user trying to stop overdoses in Newark

The effort to address the opioid and heroin crisis is going on in Newark like many places in the United States. Fox 5 wanted to get an idea of what is happening on a grassroots level. → Read More