Sandra Bookman, Eyewitness News

Sandra Bookman

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Sandra:

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center

The six-performance engagement will cap a decade under the leadership of artistic director Robert Battle. → Read More

Here and Now preview: Mayor-elect Eric Adams focused on crime, COVID, economy

Mayor-elect Eric Adams talked to Sandra Bookman about taking office and putting the team together that will help him lead New York City. → Read More

New York's native and indigenous people focus of new exhibit

The museum's newest long-term exhibition, "Native New York," pays homage to an important past. → Read More

Family fun on Harbes Farm on Long Island

Harbes Farm is known for selling fresh produce like sweet corn, pumpkins, apples and more, but its best-selling product even during the pandemic is good old country fun. → Read More

Women's History Month: NY's own Eileen Collins makes history on earth and beyond

Eileen Collins' dreams of flying would take her places where only men had gone before, inspiring countless women along the way and leading our nation back to space after an enormous tragedy. → Read More

Connecticut woman helps pass 'Crown Act' to end race-based hair discrimination

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we're taking a closer look at a new piece of legislation that protects both women and men, from race-based hair discrimination. → Read More

Women's History Month: Geraldine Ferraro made history as candidate for Vice President

Geraldine Ferraro, a New Yorker who was elected to Congress, later made history when she ran for Vice President of the United States. → Read More

Women's History Month: Shirley Chisholm broke barriers, paved way for those who followed her

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black candidate for a major party's nomination for president. → Read More

What is Women's History Month, and why do we celebrate it

March 1 marks the beginning of Women's History Month, which takes on extra significance in 2021 because many of the centennial celebrations in 2020 to mark women's suffrage were curtailed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

What is Black History Month, and why is it important?

February is Black History Month, a time the country highlights and celebrates the accomplishments of Black Americans. And the fact that Black history is part of America's history is important for all Americans to know, learn about, and understand. → Read More

Janet Hubert, Aunt Viv on 'Fresh Prince,' on why she left show

Speaking to Sandra Bookman on WABC's "Here & Now" news program, Hubert explained her disappearance from the show after the third season, when she was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid, leaving many viewers puzzled. → Read More

Family says old New Jersey law forcing them to cancel charity raffle in honor of son

Jim Raffon has completed races and walks around the world to support Jar of Hope that he and his wife founded in 2013 after their son Jamesy was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy -- a rare and fatal disease. → Read More

TikTok star father uses platform to help put stop to bullying

Scott Henry is a husband and father, but he's also a TikTok sensation who is using the platform to help stop bullying. → Read More

Be Kind: Student businesses pay it forward with help of donation

Middle school teacher Jonathan Shanks instructed his 7th-graders to create businesses that would also give back. → Read More

Yom Kippur: Minor League ballpark transformed into open-air synagogue

The COVID pandemic didn't stop a Jewish congregation from hitting a home run on their holiest day. → Read More

Reopen NYC: Take a look inside the Met before it reopens to visitors amid the COVID pandemic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen its doors to visitors on Saturday and Eyewitness News got a look inside to see the changes visitors can expect. → Read More

Coronavirus News: Family, colleagues mourn death of beloved Brooklyn doctor from COVID-19

University Hospital in Brooklyn has seen its share of deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, but the loss of Dr. James Mahoney has shaken the staff to its core. → Read More

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Coronavirus News: NYC social workers stepping up to serve communities amid COVID-19 crisis

The CEO of Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) Ron Richter, proudly touted the way his team has pivoted to working virtually in the midst of COVID-19. → Read More

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