By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island’s school–P.S./I.S. 217. It’s been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water […]
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 […]
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 […]
NYC tenants demand legislation to protect them from landlord harassment
Chinese New Year begins with a roaring start
Rent hikes drive a supermarket to close, and residents worry about affordable alternatives.
A day following her victorious trail on Super Tuesday and as Donald Trump continued to get most of the headlines, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallied union workers and supporters at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to discuss the minimum wage and more jobs for the middle class. The former New York senator returned […]
X, who says he is 54, has lived on the streets of New York City for the past year and a half, following the successive deaths of his mother, brother, sister and niece – his “best friends” – which led to alcoholism, substance abuse and eviction from his apartment.
The Secretary of the Interior and a Disney star began the “Find Your Park” campaign for the National Park Service
Winter storm Juno brought a day of joyful sledding and snowboarding for Harlem residents.
A petition to add a dog to the 9/11 Memorial raise a question: Where’s the line?
Here comes Cornell and Riverwalk, and a renovated downtown is feeling optimistic.
Women share their stories about catcalling, and offer some possible remedies.
El Barrio organizes a community effort to fight against the East River Plaza expansion plans