When they came to get their lunch on the first day, it was pouring rain. But the young boy and his older sister waited patiently in the downpour to pick up their free lunch at Oaxaca Taqueria at its Upper East Side location. They came back again on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday, never at […]
In a good year, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, a small non-profit theater, operates on razor-thin margins. The playhouse relies heavily on local businesses to remain afloat, along with the occasional GoFundMe project. It’s worked, for the most part. The theater held more than a dozen events last year, including acting classes for […]
Broadway theaters shuttered Thursday evening as the coronavirus outbreak escalated in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency for the city and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, which went into place that same day for theaters. The ban will be put into effect […]
The MTA is planning changes to a program serving New Yorkers with disabilities, and some of them are not happy about it
On April 21 at 10:30 a.m., while many New Yorkers were enjoying their Easter candy, Denaul Jenkins II, 33, was on the job as an MTA subway conductor, waiting to catch the second train of his shift. As he sat on the southbound platform at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station in the Bronx, Walter Rivera, […]
From the foothills of the Himalayas to the skyscrapers of the city, Dawa Sherpa carries his Buddhist principles with him wherever he goes. On Friday, the owner of the Land of Buddha boutique spoke to NYCityLens about immigrating, business, and finding inner peace in New York.
That’s a wrap at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn
Thousands of high school students from New York City are mobilizing against guns. And quickly.
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 […]
Ringling Bros. has been performing in New York since 1968, but now it’s all over but the crying
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 […]