L.A. Gabay is a doctor of Urban Education whose research on Juvenile Detention Education is documented in his book, I Hope I Don’t See You Tomorrow (2016). He teaches High School English in New York City and his published works about education, incarceration, basketball and sneaker culture can be found in Slam Magazine, Bleacher Report and many other publications. In 2016 the New York Times named him “A New Yorker” of the year.

All Stories by L.A. Gabay

July 13, 2021

Unapologetic, brazen and funny: Esther Ku's path to comedy success

An emerging comedian thrives on pushing boundaries while addressing Asian stereotypes.

March 29, 2021

This sports journalist is ‘doing pretty good for a girl’

Insider, TV analyst, senior writer, mom — Ramona Shelburne’s juggling act is blazing a path for women in sports media.

February 2, 2021

Consultant invests skills to help vendors survive, thrive

Hit by the pandemic, urban development consultant Niki Lagos responds by using her newfound extra time to help struggling communities and businesses survive, prepare for the future.