The relief effort at the Sunset Park Disaster-Relief Collection Center in Brooklyn began right after the hurricanes hit the Caribbean a month ago. Residents of the neighborhood, which has one of the largest populations of Puerto Ricans in New York – 26 percent, began to take matters into their own hands. They said that President […]
Louboutina, aka Loubie, is a five-year old golden retriever that doles out hugs and handshakes to passersby on the streets in Chelsea and the West Village. Loubie is an Instagram sensation and has been on Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and various other TV shows and online media. Because of her popularity, people […]
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 […]
There’s nothing like kicking back, baiting up and enjoying a little fishing on a nice day. Just ask George Hayes, who has been fishing in Prospect Park since 1963. The Brooklyn native has seen the park at its best and at its worse. He says there was a time that he wouldn’t even enter the […]
New Yorker returns to the dance she did as a teenager.
With the start of baseball season in New York City, both Mets and Yankees fans are excited and optimistic about their teams this year.
Maria de los Angeles, 28, is a DACA recipient. Originally from Mexico, she now lives in Brooklyn where she’s finding meaning in her art. Through drawings and dressings, Maria is expressing with colors and materials her struggles as an undocumented immigrant.
Nearly everything a Chinese student and entrepreneur wears and uses is green
A line of several dozen people form beneath the All Souls Episcopal Church each Wednesday evening in Central Harlem. Though the group varies in ethnicity, age, gender and stature, their faces wear the same fragile expression. Many of them have been homeless for years, some have been formerly incarcerated, and most of them struggle to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Investors are knocking on doors, but Samuel Brooks is working to help older generations stay
Not everyone used last week’s winter storm as an excuse to stay in bed.
He summons “Staten Island Chuck” on Groundhog Day, but he has a deeper connection to the larger beasts
An aging survivor feels compelled to describe her experience while she still has time.