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 […]
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 […]
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.
A new phone app helps people longing to snooze find a bed to catch some z’s
Madison Ave. was packed Sunday with people standing on the sidelines clutching an American flag in one hand and an Iranian flag in another. “Iran! Iran! Iran,” they chanted as dancers dressed in traditional Iranian clothing shimmied in the center of the street to the blasting Persian music. The occasion was not a political rally, […]
Students in Brooklyn learn how to heat and bend glass under an open flame to create neon art.
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.
Colorful graffiti have taken over parapet walls of the above-ground stations from 8th Avenue to 86th Street in Brooklyn on the Coney Island-bound N Line. Peeling paint and layers of green mold compete for attention. Rain falls through cracked ceilings onto commuters’ heads at the Kings Highway station, located seven stops past 8th Avenue station […]
The rodents carry diseases, but maybe there are fewer of them than we fear.
From a beer bash on a rooftop to a DJ-dance party at a gym, singles weren’t alone on the holiday that celebrates love.
Women share their stories about catcalling, and offer some possible remedies.
Jeff Jaffe grew up in South Africa, whose apartheid policies he found abhorrent. He eventually found a home in art.