NY City Scene

Brooklyn’s Muralists Take a Stand

Brooklyn’s Muralists Take a Stand

Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]

Made in New York: the Harlem Pie Man

Made in New York: the Harlem Pie Man

The arrival of Whole Foods in East Harlem has been something of a double-edged sword, signaling gentrification and rising rents on the one hand, jobs and fresh food on the other. But for Clinton Shabazz, the Harlem Pie Man, it has been an opportunity all the way. Shabazz has lived in Harlem for 40 years, […]