Politics Class for Seniors Gets Heated Over Choices

Politics Class for Seniors Gets Heated Over Choices

By Daniella Emanuel A woman at the back of a classroom in a special class for seniors on the Upper East Side stood up Thursday and told her classmates what she really thought of the Republican presidential candidate. “I think a lot of the people who are voting for Trump really want to be bullies,” […]

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

By Yuqing Zhu “Baby doll, bat, puppy, watermelon, plane, tree, ice cream truck” a kid at Morningside Park counted lanterns of different shapes passing by, as if watching a cartoon. “Oh, look! A green monster!” More than 100 people carried handmade lanterns as they walked from Morningside Park to Columbia University’s main campus last Saturday, […]

Debate Night in the City

Debate Night in the City

On Monday night New Yorkers, like many Americans, gathered at home and in public to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was expected to be the most watched presidential debate in U.S. history. NY CityLens staff spread out across the city to find out where New Yorkers were watching, […]

Bomb Leaves Commuters Vigilant

Bomb Leaves Commuters Vigilant

By Courtney Vinopal As  commuters in the tri-state area headed to work on Monday morning, police were hunting for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28 year-old man who was suspected of setting off explosives in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea and the New Jersey town of Seaside Park over the weekend. By the time these commuters headed […]

Who is Sheldon Silver? 5 Things You Need To Know

Who is Sheldon Silver? 5 Things You Need To Know

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a power player in New York City politics for decades, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday after being convicted for fraud, extortion and money laundering in November.

A Celebration of Greek Pride

A Celebration of Greek Pride

By Mary Kekatos and Ang Li Every year, hundreds of churches, schools and organizations gather on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue for the Greek Independence Day Parade–the largest Greek event in the United States. The celebration commemorates March 25, 1821 when the Greek people claimed their independence after 400 years of rule under the Turkish Ottoman Empire. […]