Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]
Move aside graffiti, a new form of street art is tip-toeing its way onto the scene–”Yarn Bombing,” covering objects or structures in a public place with yarn or crochet. For some reason, millennials seem drawn to the art form. For example, London Kaye, a Brooklyn street artist, likes to put up her artwork on fences […]
NY City Lens reporters asked New Yorkers what might be done to ease tensions and help heal a rift between the police and their city.
Puppetry is an unconventional career path, but one couple has made it the family business.
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From outside, the QueensWay project—a 3.5-mile linear park over an abandoned railway track in Queens—seems a great idea. But some members of the Woodhaven community are not yet sold on it.
NY City Lens profiles New Yorkers, showcasing all their diversity.
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Learning home-style international cuisine with immigrant home cooks.
Fashion designers and cosmetic manufacturers in the city are catering to vegans with products that are animal-free and cruelty-free
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As global warming accelerates, and as hurricane season approaches, fire and police rescue crews gear up for the next Sandy
NY City Lens surveyed the neighborhood for thoughts on Mother’s Day
The unusually long and cold winter has resulted in some unexpected outcomes this spring.
Some worry that fewer children will need their care