On the Edge: New Yorkers Struggle to Make Ends Meet

In a special report, NY City Lens explores rising economic inequality.

VIDEO: The League of Kitchens

Learning home-style international cuisine with immigrant home cooks.

Jessica Lapidos displays her collection of vegan outfits at the NYC Green Festival. (Asha Mahadevan/NYCity Lens)

Clothes and Cosmetics Can Be Vegan Too

Fashion designers and cosmetic manufacturers in the city are catering to vegans with products that are animal-free and cruelty-free

VIDEO: A Second Chance

A group of formerly incarcerated young men find hope in a food truck business

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