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 […]
The case against New York City’s most notorious jail
After some hiccups in the first week of service, the new operator of the East River Ferry is hitting its stride. San Francisco-based private ferry company Hornblower Cruises won the contract from the New York City Economic Development Corporation to take over several ferry routes just over a year ago. Service started on May 1 […]
A beautiful building is preserved, but the cost may be high
On the eve of the president’s hundred-day anniversary, NY City Lens reporters fanned out across the city to ask New Yorkers for their assessment of his job performance so far.
It took some doing, but P.S 25 Bilingual is getting a Wiffle ball clinic
Pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron is the clear favorite among French expats in New York
The arrival of a tech hub on 14th Street has neighbors worried about the character of their community
A pop-up event in Chelsea was a small part of a big Earth Day 2017, driven by fears of climate change and politicians who deny it
Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets in the city on Earth Day; similar marches took place across the country.
Friends gathered in Brooklyn to mourn and pay respects to the family of 23-year-old who was killed on Easter Sunday
The annual New York City Easter Parade on 5th Avenue draws hundreds of attendees each year. Some come to see and others come to be seen, crafting whimsical hats and brightly colored get-ups for the occasion. There was no shortage of costumes to be seen this year, as crowds of parade-goers gathered outside of St. […]
Advocates confirm the fear of deportation in the Trump era is keeping some victims silent
With these new sweeps, the number exceeds 70 in less than two months
With shoppers going to the web and store rents on the rise, shops in the city are closing