As many New Yorkers rushed home to escape the 30 degree weather Tuesday night, Juan Pagan stood on the sidewalk on 42ndstreet between Madison and Fifth Avenue, chanting in anger. “My daughter had a few more credits! She closed the school down, she ruined it for my daughter,” yelled Pagan. The target of Pagan’s [...]
VIDEO: Bernardo Palombo’s Latin Roots And Creative Energies Find Full Expression At El Taller Americano On The Upper West Side
Philip Glass, Pete Seeger, Mercedes Sosa and…Sesame Street? They have something in common. They were all deeply influenced by the music of Bernardo Palombo. Jefferson Mok reports. VIDEO:ProfilePalombo from NY City Lens on Vimeo.
It’s not-too-cold, not-too-warm in Yorkville this Thursday night. Inside the kitchen of the homeless shelter in the Church of The Holy Trinity’s basement, Thomas Williams is preparing for tonight’s group of men. He says the food is just right. “A lot of good stuff. Sandwiches, salad, you got rice and beans. Wow, they’re going to [...]
Anthony Womack stuck out among the men he dined with last Thursday evening. He wore a vertically-striped blue and white shirt buttoned to the top, a patterned tie, black vest, along with creaseless black pants. He may have looked like he could fit in on Wall Street, but Womack spent his Thanksgiving in a homeless [...]
On the 12th floor of the United Nations building on the east side of midtown Manhattan, Jocelyne Sambira taps away at her computer on an article about the Somali disaspora. She moved a world away for this opportunity, away from Burundi, the tiny verdant East African nation of nine million she calls home. In her [...]
In a spacious, commercial kitchen at the far end of East Harlem’s historic La Marqueta, a group of immigrant women mix, knead, sprinkle and bake ethnic breads from around the world. They chatter and laugh, busily preparing the day’s orders for restaurants, stores and markets around New York. In the front room, an English [...]
Pepto-Bismol. Nowadays, Rona Economou, owner of a small Greek food stall in the Essex Street Market, keeps it handy. Stress makes her stomach uneasy. And her right eye, it twitches. Even in seemingly ordinary moments, like when she’s done laboring over the stove, the day’s cooking complete, and stands watch over her spinach pies, pear [...]
National champion, two-time junior world champion … one day, perhaps an Olympian? That’s what drives Margaret Lu, a freshman fencer at Columbia University, who last year was one spot away from qualifying from the London games. Video from NY City Lens on Vimeo.
Hundreds of items of celebrity music memorabilia is being auctioned off by a Midtown collectibles store; ranging from original handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan, and the Michael Jackson wore during his first visit with Nelson Mandela. Steve Silva has the story.
Hurricane Sandy robbed Lower East Side businesses of at least a week’s worth of revenue. Evan Burgos has the story of one organization that’s lending a hand. Video from Evan Burgos on Vimeo.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a decision to make. Thursday is the deadline to approve more natural gas drilling in the southern part of the state. As Evan Burgos reports, the issue is causing a heated debate. Video from NY City Lens on Vimeo.
The community of Abraham Lincoln Houses in East Harlem has been left in a state of shock after police told how 55 year-old resident Ruth Montano was stabbed to death by her son David Elias, 31, on Saturday afternoon. Elias has been charged with murder, attempted murder and arson, according to police. A small [...]
Jakim Gillis, 12, was playing basketball with three other friends Saturday afternoon across from 1980 Park Avenue, a public housing complex located in East Harlem, when he heard a male voice screaming for help. Gillis said he looked up and saw a fire coming from the building’s 10th floor window. “I told my friend [...]
The streets of Harlem were deserted by dusk on Monday. After days of watching and waiting the wind had picked up and it was clear the storm was on its way. The restaurants on 125th Street closed up early, their employees muttering about the expense of a cab instead of the subway home as they [...]
Amy Gersofsky, 26, stood on line Election Day at a poll station in the Financial District waiting to receive her ballot to vote. Along with the standard New York City black and white ballot, she received a special red and white envelope. On previous election dates, Gersofsky wasn’t supposed to be voting here at the 65th district because she’s registered to vote in Rockland County.
When most people plan their vacations, they don’t consider the possibility of a natural disaster. But, as Nina Ene reports, that’s what visitors to the Big Apple found this week. Tourists In NY After Sandy from NY City Lens on Vimeo.
Lower East Side Back to Normal on Election Day from NY City Lens on Vimeo. A week after superstorm Sandy knocked out electricity in downtown Manhattan, Lower East Side residents had no trouble casting their votes on Tuesday. Though one site was changed because of flooding, voters on the east side of lower Manhattan, [...]
When subway service is down, it falls to New York City cab drivers to take frustrated locals from one point to another. But the storm has made getting around town a nightmare, as traffic was heavy and gasoline was in limited supply.Taxi drivers haven’t had it so easy. “Are you crazy?!” barked taxi-driver Nikita Ibragimov [...]
After Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on 578 miles of New York’s coastline, there has been talk about whether or not climate change may be playing a role in superstorms like Sandy. Climate Change Debate Boils Up After Hurricane Sandy from Reena Diamante on Vimeo.
New York City hotels are busier than ever, packed with tourists who are stuck in town and locals who were forced to leave their homes in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Staff are trying their best to accommodate everyone. Ines de La Cuetara reports. Hurricane Hotels from Ines de La Cuetara on Vimeo. New York [...]
With more than 1.2 million New Yorkers still without power on Friday morning, Con Edison handed out dry ice to those in need. The truck carrying deep freeze pallets of dry ice arrived in Union Square at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, loaded with 1,600 blocks to hand out – one per person. After hearing the [...]
A 10-year-old girl named Lisa Cabrera watched from the eighth floor as strong winds uprooted trees and the water reached the base of her apartment building on the Upper East Side from the river. “I thought that Halloween wasn’t going to go on because of the hurricane and the trees knocking down,” she said. Her [...]
Downtown Manhattan was not recognizable on Tuesday. SoHo, usually full of students and tourists, was practically a ghost town after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York leaving more than 200,000 people without electricity. In apocalyptic style, the city was demarcated with full power to the north of 39th Street, and complete darkness below it. The [...]