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Bridge Cleaners and Tailors is owned by Victoria Aviles, a Colombian immigrant in her 60s, who worked her way up from sweeping in a dry cleaners to becoming a couture tailor and business owner. She is now joined by her 29-year-old son Richard. The business, with stores in SoHo and Brooklyn, highly values its older workers, particularly its 15 tailors, who are all in their 60s and 70s, as there is a shortage of tailors citywide.
Bayside is one of two neighborhoods in Queens that was recently selected to be a part of the New York City Council’s “Age-friendly Neighborhoods Initiative,” which is attempting to make the city and its naturally-occurring retirement communities more accommodating to older individuals.
Saul Wisnia of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute writes on the pioneering work of Sidney Farber, who delivered a 1951 lecture at the Academy that is now available in WNYC's digital archives.