By Keenan Chen and Allison Lau As more people accept recreational use of cannabis, there is a new phenomenon: using cannabis or cannabis extracts as cooking ingredients. On April 20, commonly known as “Weed Day” among people who use cannabis recreationally, local chef Leighton Knowles organized a dinner party in Bushwick, where he served Caesar […]
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 […]
One South Bronx nonprofit is providing students and their families with access to after school tutoring, competitive and recreational soccer programs, legal services, and college prep work.
New Yorker returns to the dance she did as a teenager.
A small but powerful choir in the East Village worries about the future
Why do “foodies” flock to this tiny basement in Flushing?
Karthi Veeramani, a 29-year-old human relations professional, came to Wall Street on a recent afternoon with a purpose to take a picture with the Fearless Girl, the bronze statue of a little girl that stands next to the famous Charging Bull and now could be considered the Financial District’s newest attraction. The small statue has […]
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.
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 […]
As unusual as the art of wrapping stones could seem, it is a profitable job for Robert Kolsin, a veteran from Queens. The reason for his success, he says, lays in the stones and their powers and good energy. Every day, he packs his jewelry in a suitcase, and travels to Manhattan to sell his art. His stand […]
Have you ever wanted to do yoga and drink beer at the same time? Since September, the Bronx Brewery has been offering people the opportunity to do both on a monthly basis.
Just 40 percent of U.S. adults raised Catholic still regularly attend mass — but many took to pews on Ash Wednesday to mark the start of Lent