Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge

                        Speakers lined the length of the Brooklyn Bridge projecting gospel hymns sung by a walking choir while hundreds of people, with colorful rosaries dangling from their wrists, processed slowly towards Manhattan in the early afternoon sunlight on Good Friday. At intermittent locations across […]

Harlem’s Health Oasis: An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

Harlem’s Health Oasis:  An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

By Allison Lau, Alexandria Bordas, Zhiming Zhang Harlem has been locked in a battle against obesity and diabetes for years. In East Harlem alone, the 13th poorest of New York City’s 59 community districts, one in three adults are obese, which is the highest proportion of obese adults in all New York City neighborhoods. The […]

Fire On Upper West Side Leads to Evacuations

Fire On Upper West Side Leads to Evacuations

A fire ripped through three floors of an apartment building situated on top of Jacob’s Pickles restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue Friday night.  The fire led to two building-wide evacuations, leaving  residents and employees from the restaurant below standing on the sidewalk between 84th and 85th streets to watch as forces from the fire and police […]