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
NYC tenants demand legislation to protect them from landlord harassment
Not everyone used last week’s winter storm as an excuse to stay in bed.
Chinese New Year begins with a roaring start
How one Brooklyn warehouse is helping the environment by turning E-Waste into art
As “Mike Hot-Pence,” Glen Pannell raises money for causes that the vice-president would likely not support
Hundreds of demonstrators rush to JFK International Airport to protest the president’s executive order
Scattered applause and meditation welcomed the nation’s new president
A year after Mayor de Blasio’s “Zero Waste” plan, composting is closer to becoming a reality in the city’s neighborhoods