Colorful graffiti have taken over parapet walls of the above-ground stations from 8th Avenue to 86th Street in Brooklyn on the Coney Island-bound N Line. Peeling paint and layers of green mold compete for attention. Rain falls through cracked ceilings onto commuters’ heads at the Kings Highway station, located seven stops past 8th Avenue station […]
Once a month, a door opens on Third Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. It is easy to pass by without taking notice, but for the people who do walk in, they find services that are hard to come by. The open door leads to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services, a non-profit organization that […]
Carol Wong casually eats her lunch while poking at a puzzle on her desk, wishing she were busier. It’s the day before elementary schools begin their semester, and as the coordinator for True Light Lutheran Church’s Afterschool Care Program this should be the busiest day of the year for Wong. “We have ONE student enrolled […]
“It’s not just about those six individuals. It’s about systems and institutions.”
One artist in Rockaway keeps the art of stained glass alive with an apprenticeship program.
A Movement to Legalize “Accessory Dwelling Units” for more affordable housing.
A hodgepodge of auto repair shops line 126th street in Corona, Queens, steps from CitiField’s Bullpen Gate entrance. The shops, in the 48-acre area known as the ‘Iron Triangle,’ sell everything from tires to mufflers, and they have been struggling to keep their bases covered in recent years. In 2012, New York City Mayor Michael […]
A string of robberies of Chinese women in Borough Park stirs talk about why immigrants react to crimes differently.
Advocates expect more money for parks from the upcoming 2016 city budget.
It was William Shakespeare’s birthday, his 451st to be precise, and the occasion was celebrated with music, open mic performances of his greatest monologues, and the hanging of banners, on which passersby could scribble down their favorite quote or phrase written by the Bard.
Flushing Meadows Park. Kaufman-Astoria Studios. Citi Field, the home of the Mets. These are all Queens landmarks on many tourists must-see lists. But Sutphin Boulevard? If the plans of a group of local officials and real estate agents play out, it soon will be. At least 150 people packed the main room at the Jamaica […]
Songkran includes traditional dancing, food, and a water ceremony.
Rocking the waves, these surfers continue to ride the tide when the mercury falls.
Who loves Spring? New York restaurants with sidewalk space.
Among the worst offenders for collision based bird deaths: The Metropolitan Museum and the buildings around Bryant Park.
A raise that doesn’t include franchise stores leaves them hungry.