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On 4/20, vaccinated New Yorkers who like cannabis got a reward

Hundreds rally for safety and better working conditions

At the Barclays Center, advocates promise to continue the fight for police accountability

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to resume events every weekend in spring

The move signals economic relief for a struggling industry, but public health concerns remain strong

Owners are shutting down the company’s brick and mortar stores in North America, including New York City

While gloves and thermals may protect them from the cold, they still face low tips, bike robberies and danger on the road

A piece of Tampa Bay in the Village; some Kansas City in Long Island City

Nonprofits help Asian-Americans who face language and tech difficulties, vaccine hesitancy, and limited appointments

Can the city that never sleeps possibly be waking up? Well, tonight we’ll get the answer when restaurants and bars will be allowed to stay open for one more hour.   New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that restaurants, bars and catered events can enjoy one more hour with their

To the man on the overpass, it has something to do with hope and unity

As the pandemic shuttered cultural institutions, the role of social media was redefined

A new president’s representatives talk of immigration reform, and the response is enthusiastic

Against Again: Art Under Attack in Brazil, which features works from dozens of Brazilian artists of different generations.

Hundreds of islanders lined the streets of Washington Heights Saturday to protest the electoral troubles in their homelan

A neighborhood came together for Chinese New Year after a fire breaks out in a community building

For Carmen De La Rosa, criminal justice reform is personal

Despite wearing a white coat and scrubs, this Asian woman was beaten and assailed with racial slurs.

New York City musicians whip up recipes to support their peers

The Empire Marching Elite has exceeded expectations.

News

On 4/20, vaccinated New Yorkers who like cannabis got a reward

Hundreds rally for safety and better working conditions

At the Barclays Center, advocates promise to continue the fight for police accountability

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to resume events every weekend in spring

NY City Scene

The move signals economic relief for a struggling industry, but public health concerns remain strong

Owners are shutting down the company’s brick and mortar stores in North America, including New York City

While gloves and thermals may protect them from the cold, they still face low tips, bike robberies and danger on the road

A piece of Tampa Bay in the Village; some Kansas City in Long Island City

Global City

A new president’s representatives talk of immigration reform, and the response is enthusiastic

Against Again: Art Under Attack in Brazil, which features works from dozens of Brazilian artists of different generations.

Hundreds of islanders lined the streets of Washington Heights Saturday to protest the electoral troubles in their homelan

A neighborhood came together for Chinese New Year after a fire breaks out in a community building

Life in a Pandemic

Nonprofits help Asian-Americans who face language and tech difficulties, vaccine hesitancy, and limited appointments

Can the city that never sleeps possibly be waking up? Well, tonight we’ll get the answer when restaurants and bars will be allowed to stay open for one more hour.   New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that restaurants, bars and catered events can enjoy one more hour with their

To the man on the overpass, it has something to do with hope and unity

As the pandemic shuttered cultural institutions, the role of social media was redefined

LENS VIDEO: EDITOR'S PICKS

Bronx

By Carson Kessler and Currie Engel A Mom Battles for Her Special Needs Child from NYCityLens on Vimeo. For one mother, finding her child a place in a special needs classroom was an uphill battle. Read the full story here.

The MTA is planning changes to a program serving New Yorkers with disabilities, and some of them are not happy about it

Two NYPD officers were shot in two different incidents in less than 12 hours in the Bronx, police said, and a suspect is now in custody. At around 8 a.m. Sunday, the alleged shooter, identified by police as Robert Williams, went into the 41st precinct office and opened fire, according to

Rivera’s assault was the third unprovoked attack against a uniformed MTA employee in April.

Brooklyn

Fashion combatting fashion: a glimpse into New York City’s growing demand for sustainable clothing.

Public school teachers are coping with a new way of educating their students: remotely. It's been challenging but also rewarding

Volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.

[caption id="attachment_22226" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] A staff member prepares items for pantry bags at Bread and Life's food pantry / Photo Courtesy of St. John's Bread and Life[/caption] On a normal day, the large and brightly lit cafeteria at St. John’s Bread

Manhattan

Hundreds rally for safety and better working conditions

Growing number of businesses offer support and free giveaways to those choosing to vaccinate

Hundreds gathered to speak out against anti-Asian racism

Some argue that a return to the classroom is still too risky and complicated

Queens

A southeast Queens native with local and state government experience vies for the District 31 City Council seat

A longtime District 31 resident and small business owner is running to represent her community

An entrepreneur and disability advocate takes her shot

Silva was the chief of staff for former Council member Donovan Richards in District 31. Now he’s running to represent the district himself