new york peace institute news roundup!


 Folks, we’re always eager to get the word out on mediation. Here’s a little compendium of New York Peace Institute in the news for your reading, viewing, and listening pleasure.

Here we are on News 12.

Our very own Case Manager, Aura Sotomayor and Mediator Olga Perez were featured on Telemundo. Watch here!

The edgy website ANIMALnewyork wrote about us: “Meet the People Who Keep New Yorkers from Ripping Each Others Heads Off.”

Listen to an interview with CEO Brad Heckman on the Earbud University Podcast.

Brad was also interviewed on NASH Radio (a country music station…in NYC!)

Read “The Art of Mediation: Local Lessons for International Peacemakers,” an article in the Global Observatory.

Here’s our very own Carol Lieb Himes on Special Education mediation, here and here!

Our very own Restorative Justice Coordinator, Carrie McCann, was featured on the Rebbe Radical Rev Show. Listen here.

We were featured in the Wall Street Journal! Read the article here.

The New York Times interviewed us in their Real Estate section about neighbor problems. And then they did it again!

Brad writes “On Bob Dylan and Reverse International Development” for the Nebraska Mediation Association.

The Conflict Specialists Show podcast interviewed Brad, as did Voice America Radio .

Watch Brad’s TEDx Talk, “Mediation and Mindfully Getting in the Middle”

Dickinson Magazine profiled Brad.

Elle Magazine’s September fashion issue features a great article about our mediation training.

The New York Daily News published a piece on landlord-tenant issues, featuring a link to our blog on communication tips.

TimeOut New York’s roommate issue featured an interview with Brad and our friend Sheila Sproule about coping with cohabitation conflicts.

The Cooperator, the largest online publication about coop and condo living, published a short piece about mediation, featuring us alongside the wonderful National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM).

Brick Underground, a popular NYC housing blog, includes us in their panel of experts. Read about how to deal with noisy, nude, smoking neighbors.

Texas conflict guru Pattie Porter interviewed Brad for her podcast, in a segment called “Fugghetaboutit….and move forward: Mediation, New York-Style.”

We’re profiled in the online publication Peace Is Sexy (which is actually quite G-rated, so you can click on whilst at work).

We’ve even been featured it the astrology blog of the fabulous Kiki T – Tyra Banks’ on-air stargazer, among other things.


we can smirk it out: our benefit comedy show on may 5th!


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Dear Friends,

Join us on May 5th at 7pm for We Can Smirk It Out — a night of laughter benefitting New York Peace Institute at the famous Gotham Comedy Club, featuring comics Negin Farsad, Marina Franklin, Mark Normand and Bill Santiago, hosted by Harrison Greenbaum. You’ve seen them on Conan, Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, the Nightly Show and HBO – now see them make with the funny in support of New York Peace Institute.

Tickets are $50, with a $100 sponsor level option, and a 2 drink minimum.

With your help, we will continue to be New York City’s largest civilian peacebuilding force – helping thousands of people reach agreement, build peace, and heal relationships. For free. Learn more about us here.

Get your tix here ASAP, as we’re fixing to sell out the joint.

Join us and find out what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding.​

CALL TO ACTION to support community mediation in new york state!


Our friends at the New York State Dispute Resolution (NYSDRA) are leading the charge to encourage our state legislature to increase the statewide budget for community mediation centers by one…wait for it….million dollars. Our network of 23 non-profit mediation centers, which offer free and low-cost services have weathered all kinds of budgetary setbacks over the years — whilst continuing to build peace and heal relationship for thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers.

Click this link right here to join our call to action by writing to your friendly neighborhood Assembly Member and Senator.  This campaign is a one-week only deal, so please send out your letters by 5pm this Friday, March 6th.

Thanks in advance for taking a few moments of your time to keep community mediation alive and thriving.