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.
PHILADELPHIA — It’s called Turducken. Cuts of three birds – chicken and duck inside a large, deboned turkey, each layer lined with a sausage stuffing – bundled together, forming the on-steroids pièce de résistance of a holiday meal near you. Patrons line up out the door of D’Angelo Bros., the century-old butcher shop in [...]
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.
In New York, you can find all kinds of souvenirs – so why not a souvenir for Hurricane Sandy? Jefferson Mok reports. Video 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 the New York City Marathon was cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a group of runners banded together to bring additional aid to one of the city’s hardest hit boroughs: Staten Island. Relief Runners Aid Staten Island After Sandy from NY City Lens on Vimeo.
As cars stretched for miles and hundreds of people waited for the gas pumps to begin flowing, Corey Hill and his girlfriend, Rashidah Blair, stood hugging in the cold in front of the convenient store at a Hess gas station in Ozone Park, Queens on Thursday. With his arms wrapped around Blair, Hill held two [...]
Published: October 31, 2012 In the Dark and Without Water, Bellevue Hospital Evacuated from Pierce Crosby on Vimeo.
The NYPD managed to rid city streets of 50 guns as a result of its latest gun buyback event, held last Sunday in the Lower East Side a day before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. The NYPD bought 50 weapons, including 44 handguns, police said, paying a total of $8,920 to those who [...]
James Macklin sat in the cafeteria of the Bowery Mission, a soup kitchen and homeless shelter on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, talking of the men he used to be among. He first walked in as an unemployed 40-something, at a low point in a life that began with his mother, a 13-year-old rape victim, [...]
Mike Chu doesn’t smell a thing. Not anymore. After 15 years working amid the salty, vinegary stench that swirls in the nostrils at this pickle shop on the Lower East Side, Chu is immune. The sour aroma, oddly enjoyable, emanates from 29 barrels of fermenting vegetables that account for about half of the storefront [...]
City development normally aims upward. One project though has the opposite trajectory: a park — trees, grass, moss and all — tens of feet underground in the Lower East Side. They’re calling it the world’s first underground park. The plan is to turn 1.5 acres of the unused Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, under Delancey Street [...]