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, […]
Two years ago when River Gallo began writing the script for his graduate thesis at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, he was surprised to learn he would be a trailblazer: he would become the first intersex director to make a film about an intersex individual. “It was interesting to me that […]
If St. Sava’s experience is an indicator of the challenges to rebuilding a historic church, Notre Dame faces a long road. Still, addressing the combined Greek and Serbian faithful, the bishop offered a message of rebirth and “contemporary miracles.”
A resurgence of ping-pong in the Big Apple
Have the historical figures who used to inhabit the Morris-Jumel Mansion ever left the premises? NYCity Lens went on a paranormal investigation to find out.
From the foothills of the Himalayas to the skyscrapers of the city, Dawa Sherpa carries his Buddhist principles with him wherever he goes. On Friday, the owner of the Land of Buddha boutique spoke to NYCityLens about immigrating, business, and finding inner peace in New York.
A Jamaican-American woman wants to become a star in the Korean pop music industry. Can she make it as a foreigner?
Postcards from the first weekend at New York City’s newest playground, Hudson Yards
After battling over a year against the developer’s use of non-union labor, the rank-and-file feel betrayed by their leadership
A choreographer uses the artist’s paintings to inspire a new show.
The New York Department of Sanitation doesn’t usually concern itself with high fashion. But it did last week. From 6 to 8 p.m. last Wednesday around 60 shoppers drank champagne, ate cupcakes and got style advice from five New York Instagram influencers, while they browsed racks of secondhand clothes at Housing Works, a thrift shop […]
The Karl Lagerfeld store in SoHo had an arrangement of white roses positioned in its window Wednesday in memory of the iconic fashion designer, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Paris. On the sidewalk outside the shop, passersby and fans also left their own tokens of appreciation—lit candles and a few good bye […]
Residents in the Taft Houses say the problem is not that they lost heat and hot water, but that it happens so often
Work is on display from 16 artists, aiming to shine a light on the lives of the more than 2 million U.S. citizens behind bars
What happens behind the scenes of the vibrant celebration