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October 2016

By Daniella Emanuel A woman at the back of a classroom in a special class for seniors on the Upper East Side stood up Thursday and told her classmates what she really thought of the Republican presidential candidate. “I think a lot of the people who are voting for Trump really want to be bullies,” she piped in, after the teacher asked why the students think this election is so close. “He is their bully voice.” Laughter erupted and voices overlapped each other as the teacher tried to retrieve more viewpoints and move the class forward. For almost 13 years, Larry Geneen, a 72-year-old

By Yuqing Zhu “Baby doll, bat, puppy, watermelon, plane, tree, ice cream truck” a kid at Morningside Park counted lanterns of different shapes passing by, as if watching a cartoon. “Oh, look! A green monster!” More than 100 people carried handmade lanterns as they walked from Morningside Park to Columbia University’s main campus last Saturday, celebrating the fifth annual Morningside Lights. This year, visual performance artists Alex Kahn and his partner Sophia Michahelles taught the local community to make lanterns inspired by 100 years of Pulitzer Prize winning poetry. The lanterns illuminated the park, and the poems written on them could illuminate

[caption id="attachment_16549" align="alignnone" width="600"] NYCFC warms up before a home match at Yankee Stadium against FC Dallas[/caption] By Patrick Ralph Stan's Tavern is one of four sports bars and restaurants across the street from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. During Yankee games, places like these are filled to the brim with pinstripe-dressed fans talking baseball over burgers and beers. Given all the Yankee memorabilia which hang on the walls of these places, it’s unlikely to find many Mets fans around here. At Stan’s, the bar is situated in the middle of the place while fans situate themselves at high tables and chairs around

[caption id="attachment_16429" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Left to right – bartender Maria Ulrich, bartender Haley Traub and Madeline Rapp[/caption] Amidst murmurs of conversation, ice rattling in shakers and people gathered around drink stations, a half dozen lady bartenders mixed drinks at Proof+Gauge, a tasting room and cocktail bar in Long Island City on Monday. The six women competed to be the Queen Bee at the third annual Queen Bee Cocktail Classic. The event highlights the versatility of honey in alcoholic drinks and kicked off New York City Honey Week’s slate of events. The weeklong affair is meant to start a conversation about honey, beekeeping