On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]
De Blasio to spend $100 million to complete the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway on the Upper East Side
The city has allocated $30 million to improve the park, but how it will be spent hasn’t quite been figured out yet.
The arrival of a tech hub on 14th Street has neighbors worried about the character of their community
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 […]
After 10 years of construction and business slowdowns, foot traffic along the avenue is on the rise
Existing affordable housing is a key piece of New York’s housing puzzle, and city tax breaks can help the system stay profitable
Immigrants are troubled by events in their home country, which remind them of its turbulent past.
The Bronx neighborhood offers more space for less money
Parks department holds round-table discussion with community regarding new park designs
Technology startups and incubators are helping minorities and women get a boost
A local microbrewery introduces its brew at the Queens Beer Festival
Many local residents are hoping to stop the Museum of Natural History’s expansion.
An inside story of the stress, paranoia, and distrust at the fourth school to close under Mayor Bill de Blasio
A newcomer to America finds out what it’s like to have a gun pointed at his ribs
“Holy Moses it’s cold out there!” said John Miniaci, the owner of Johnny’s Pizzeria, rubbing his hands and hurrying back into his warm shop as the sun set on Sunset Park and 15-mile winds raced down 5th Avenue. On the sidewalk outside of Johnny’s on this frigid Wednesday was a film crew, four puppies, a […]