SLIDESHOW: Bronx Charity Delivers Holiday Gifts, Food and Cheer To Shelter For The Homeless In Queens
On January 5, 2013, the Bronx-based charity Manna of Life sent teams of volunteers to spend the day with residents of the Saratoga Family Inn in Queens. Erbin Cobian, founder and President of Manna, speaks about the experience. Slideshow: Manna of Life Visit on Jan. 5, 2013 from Jefferson Mok on Vimeo.
Butcher James Lumm talks New York City Lens through his job at the Meat Hook and discusses the growing demand in Williamsburg for Organic, hand prepared meat. Amelia Martyn-Hemphill reports. Meat Hook – AMH_AudioSlideshow from Amelia Martyn-Hemphill on Vimeo.
In Park Slope, Brooklyn, one dancer has committed to dancing every day for a year to show herself and others the importance of dance in daily life. Not only has her campaign attracted international attention, but it has motivated her to start a weekly class for people who want to dance freely amidst the [...]
It has been a year since a mother was killed while shielding her kids from gunfire on the streets of Brownsville. But as Sana Bég reports, many residents say the area is just as dangerous as it was then. Video from Sana Bég on Vimeo.
Sazzi Islam, 24, is one Subway restaurant employee in Brooklyn who seems to take the wrong shifts at the wrong time. Within the two and a half years he has been working at one outpost in the Cobble Hill neighborhood, he has been the victim of three armed robberies, two of which took place in the same week, just before and after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City.
A recent string of robberies in Brooklyn has left small business owners feeling worried, scared, and vulnerable, as the suspect remains on the loose. Known as the “Fro-yo” and Ice Cream” Bandit, the suspect has robbed several businesses at gunpoint in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn, including a series of ice [...]
Small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Some of them don’t have flood insurance, and are forced too rely on their own funds. Local owners formed Restore Red Hook as a way to raise money and get their businesses up and running again. Nina Ene reports
Small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Some of them don’t have flood insurance and are forced to rely on their own funds. Local owners formed Restore Red Hook as way to raise money and get their businesses up and running again. Even though Sandy may have wiped out their material possessions, it can’t take away their seaside spirit.
A banner painted brightly with images of frolicking mermaids, a visual reminder of Coney Island’s traditional relationship with the sea, was one of just several treasured relics to survive Hurricane Sandy’s devastating floods as volunteers cleared out destroyed antiques from the city’s one and only museum. “It breaks my heart,” said Debi Ryan, 55, the [...]
Election day was cold but beautiful on Coney Island. Residents were still reeling from the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy and voting was proving difficult. Bethan McKernan reports.
Abraham Lincoln High School in Coney Island was not a designated voting booth until the day before the election. The grounds, on election day, were still full of storm debris and a huge tree which fell onto the school railings during Hurricane Sandy had not yet been removed. The teachers’ cafeteria was functioning as a storm [...]
Since the hurricane hit, nobody is visiting Coney Island for amusement. FEMA tents are set up down the street from the Cyclone rollercoaster, and the walls of Nathan’s hotdog stand are stained – like the rest of the buildings – where the water flooded six feet high. A heavy police presence on the street is [...]
An unknown assailant shot two men in Park Slope in Brooklyn this morning, killing one and wounding the other, police said. Police say a 43-year-old African-American man was shot in the head in front of 326 Butler St. and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, a 33-year-old Hispanic man, was shot in [...]
A man, 43, was shot and killed and another man was injured when a gunman opened fire on them just as people were leaving a club in Brooklyn at about 7 a.m this morning, witnesses said. The victims were discovered in front of 326 Butler Street, Brooklyn; the first with a gunshot wound to his [...]
October 12, 2012 — It takes two buses and 45 minutes for Connie Thompson to have a handful of basic groceries. The 67-year-old resident of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn has a respiratory condition that makes it difficult for her to walk to her nearest grocery store—which is a mile away. She used to walk daily to [...]
On 22nd September Bushwick hosted its first ever fashion weekend – ‘Bushwick Zoo”. “Williamsburg does a fashion weekend and obviously New York has a fashion week so I thought, why not do a Bushwick one?” says 27-year-old Nyssa Frank, the quirky visionary behind Bushwick’s premier fashion fiesta and owner of the Living Gallery, off Flushing [...]
Each year on September 11th, New York City comes together to remember those attacks that so deeply scarred America eleven years ago. Official ceremonies, choirs, and the lights of two giant projectors shooting up into the air are all part of the program- but this year, a wholly different kind of commemorative statement drew considerable attention, especially on social media. Overnight and across the city, a small group of Miami Ad School students had transformed three crosswalks into American flags.
By Amy Chyan She hovered over the house plant and watched the ants crawl. This is what Mi Ju, 27, a Korean-born painter, installation artist and master’s of fine arts student at the Pratt Institute, does, to gather inspiration for her art. “She’s manically obsessed over nature,” teased Hiba Schahbaz, Ju’s studio neighbor. Ju lives [...]
Denise Peace and Wilma Martinez are two very different women on different sides of the same crime – a gang-related shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Such incidents are sadly routine in the neighborhood, which recorded one of the highest homicide rates in New York City this year. But for these two mothers and their families, the crime had the effect of a tornado ripping through their lives, turning them upside down and inside out.
Sixty-two percent of charter schools share buildings with public schools. This process is called co-location and continues to create tension throughout the city. Amy Chyan takes us to the city’s first co-location hearing of the year in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Every year hundreds of artists move to New York City to try to make it in the industry. In Brooklyn, one painter puts an authentic style and hardened attitude into the mix.
Authentic Italian cuisine has made its way to Brooklyn Heights. Chefs at Oh, My Pasta! make their own pasta from scratch everyday from three machines imported from Italy. The result is pasta so rich and smooth, it melts in your mouth. Bon Appetit!
Fifteen reporters from the NYCity Lens were on assignment across New York City Thursday afternoon as Occupy Wall Street’s Day of Action unfolded. Here are their stories.