Listen to this story as it appeared on WNYU here. Immigrant New Yorkers deserve a voice in their city. A super-majority has been secured on Introduction 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent resident status or work authorization. To celebrate this achievement, on June […]
Welcome to Los Mariscos—Manhattan’s hidden trace of Tijuana and Baja California. In this fast-paced feature package, I cover the restaurant’s cultural charm and examine its response to the pandemic.
With the uptick in social distancing guidelines and public health measures, Hispanics are experiencing a drastic shift in their ingrained customs, particularly in the traditional “kiss-and-hug” culture. Though greeting each other from afar may seem like a feasible alternative, Latinos across the country—from Miami to New York City to Los Angeles—know that the abrazo and […]
Will this year’s toned-down celebration permanently tamper with Chinese traditions? How are people virtually celebrating the Year of the Ox? How have traditions been modified?
In the autumn of 2020, Sarah Vitale, the bakery manager at She Wolf Bakery, would arrive at work at around five or six in the morning. She jump-started the day with an array of tasks, reviewing the orders put in by the bakery’s wholesale customers, checking inventory, and shaping baguettes in the kitchen. Each workday […]
Nine buildings, taking up 500,000 square feet in Dayton’s central business district, have lay dormant for decades. With multiple setbacks over the years from financial stress and negotiations, as well as the changing of project leadership, it finally celebrated the grand opening for just one area, the Hub, in March of 2021. This virtual ceremony […]
Three therapists based in North Carolina, California and New York discuss experiencing an increase in demand for services since the start of the pandemic. Here, they elaborate on the role of the mental health stigma and how it potentially played a role in normalizing therapy for certain individuals. As demand remains high, preventative measures become […]
Prior to Covid-19, the New York Film Festival served as an annual escape into the fictional world of cinema. Movie-goers, critics, actors and directors around the world would rejoice in the talent and art behind the film industry. The pandemic showed us the importance of the community within the film industry and the collective experience […]
Dyke Beer is taking over New York City’s queer nightlife. Co-founders Loretta Andro Chung and Sarah Hallonquist started their two-dyke beer operation amid the pandemic. Four years ago, the pair founded Dyke Bar Takeover, a company that takes over straight bars and, for a night, turns them into spaces specifically for dykes. Dyke, as defined […]
We are obsessed with the hustle. We glorify the grinders and the go-getters; those who work 70-hour weeks, pull all-nighters, have 4 a.m. wake-up times, and manage to run a side business all the while. There’s a troubling phenomenon in our schools and workplaces right now that worships unhealthy behaviors supposedly linked to success. It […]