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I was leaving a diner on the west side when I noticed this woman crouched alongside the cash register, clutching some sort of electronic reindeer toy. “Why are you hiding?” I asked. “I’ve been coming here for 27 years,” she said. “The manager doesn’t like my singing animals. So I like to haunt him!” Credit: Brandon Stanton,

Humans of New York- Haunting

Everyone knows that New York City is full of diversity and people with incredible stories.  ”Humans of New York” photographer Brandon Stanton captures images of these unique individuals and shares their stories on his blog, We will share some of our favorites with you every week.

Foster Pride

Foster Pride Named One of NYC’s Top 4 Charities

Recently, CBS New York named New York City’s four best charities.  We are proud to announce that John A. Reisenbach Foundation’s newest partner, Foster Pride, earned a spot on this impressive list. Foster Pride provides free arts classes, scholarships, and internships to New York City children and teens that have been placed in foster care….

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About Reisenbach

The John A. Reisenbach Foundation is the premier charitable organization of New York's media and advertising communities. The Foundation was established in 1991, one year after the random and senseless murder of 33 year old John Reisenbach in Greenwich Village. John was vice president of national advertising sales for what was then All American Television. The John A. Reisenbach Foundation was created to honor his life and memory in a positive way. Our mission is to create, foster, or support programs designed to make New York City a safer and better place to live and work.  With the support of individuals and businesses in the NYC media industry, more than $5 million has been raised to date for that purpose. We collaborate with many community and social groups including Citizens Committee for New York City, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York Cares, New York Police Foundation, Police Athletic League, Safe Horizons, the Child Abuse Prevention Project, and more.


I deeply appreciate our ongoing partnership with the John A. Reisenbach Foundation.
JAR’s generous support of our efforts to prepare highly effective educators, who in turn
raise achievement levels and create success for the many marginalized recently-arrived
high school age English language learners within the NYC Department of Education, is
a testament to your great work to create a better and safer New York City for all of its

Claire E. Sylvan Executive Director & President, Internationals Network for Public Schools

We join all New Yorkers in thanking the John A. Reisenbach Foundation for its
generosity in funding community based crime fighting projects in some of New York’s
most dangerous neighborhoods. Nothing is more important than the safety and security
of our neighborhoods and there is no foundation in New York that has done more
over a longer period of time to ensure the safety of NYC’s more than four hundred

John Lewis CEO, Citizens Committee for NYC

I would like to thank the Reisenbach Foundation for its generous support of the New
York City Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Program. Crime Stoppers has helped
clear over 5,000 violent felony charges through anonymous tips to the NYPD. Your
financial support of the program helps the NYPD arrest dangerous criminals, ensures
the anonymity of callers and maintains the reward fund. The Reisenbach Foundation
has played a major role in keeping our city safe.”

Gregg Roberts Executive Director, NYC Police Foundation

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