New York

The Coronavirus Shutdown Is Devastating New York City’s Independent Theaters

The Coronavirus Shutdown Is Devastating New York City’s Independent Theaters

In a good year, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, a small non-profit theater, operates on razor-thin margins. The playhouse relies heavily on local businesses to remain afloat, along with the occasional GoFundMe project. It’s worked, for the most part. The theater held more than a dozen events last year, including acting classes for […]

The Art of Making Dominican Chocolate

The Art of Making Dominican Chocolate

Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]

Taxidermy 101: The Art of Wildlife Preservation

Taxidermy 101: The Art of Wildlife Preservation

Some people spend their Sundays in church, others like to unwind with a good book, but in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a small group of artists are rolling up their sleeves, grabbing scalpels and cutting open a mischief of mice to learn the craft of taxidermy. Leading the course is Katie Innamoroto, 27, a woman whose […]

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 […]

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 […]

Penny’s Puppet Playground

Penny’s Puppet Playground

Tucked away in the West Village is a small artist community, called Westbeth, where wooden elephants, lions and puppies gather together to enchant the children of New York City. The mastermind behind the production is a woman, who greets each family with a nurturing voice and warm hug, embellished in hot pink from head to […]

Penny's Puppet Playground

Penny's Puppet Playground

Tucked away in the West Village is a small artist community, called Westbeth, where wooden elephants, lions and puppies gather together to enchant the children of New York City. The mastermind behind the production is a woman, who greets each family with a nurturing voice and warm hug, embellished in hot pink from head to […]

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