Roughly 100 protesters representing various immigrant organizations rallied in midtown Manhattan on Monday as the United Nations General Assembly convened for its annual meeting. Their goal: to put pressure on the Trump administration to extend a program that grants temporary relief from deportation to immigrants from 10 war-torn or crisis-torn countries. Close to 450,000 immigrants […]
The case against New York City’s most notorious jail
By Keenan Chen and Allison Lau As more people accept recreational use of cannabis, there is a new phenomenon: using cannabis or cannabis extracts as cooking ingredients. On April 20, commonly known as “Weed Day” among people who use cannabis recreationally, local chef Leighton Knowles organized a dinner party in Bushwick, where he served Caesar […]
A beautiful building is preserved, but the cost may be high
De Blasio to spend $100 million to complete the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway on the Upper East Side
On the eve of the president’s hundred-day anniversary, NY City Lens reporters fanned out across the city to ask New Yorkers for their assessment of his job performance so far.
The city has allocated $30 million to improve the park, but how it will be spent hasn’t quite been figured out yet.
By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island’s school–P.S./I.S. 217. It’s been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water […]
New Yorkers celebrated International Women’s Day in colorful ways and welcomed a new female statue to Wall Street
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 […]
Thousands join demonstration outside Brooklyn’s Borough Hall Thursday
Hundreds of demonstrators rush to JFK International Airport to protest the president’s executive order