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Laura Baisas

Laura Baisas is a science journalist and writer from Morningside Heights, by way of the Jersey Shore. She spent almost a decade at NBC News as a writer/producer and has a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A life-long swimmer, Laura has completed many open water swims, including around the Statue of Liberty, from Battery Park to Sandy Hook, NJ (17 miles), and around Manhattan Island (28.5 miles). Swimming near the actual Hell Gate lived up to the name.

Fresh Hell

Central Park’s Other Penguins Face Extinction

Swimming programs in the city face an uncertain future. What does a community lose with them?

July 22, 2022