In a podcast that won a $5,000 prize, NYU sophomore Aria Young weaves together interviews and personal storytelling to explore how she is reclaiming her heritage through her Chinese name. Young’s entry, “What’s in a Name,” placed first among 10 finalists and entries from 37 states in NPR’s 2022 College Podcast Challenge. The other nine […]
Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, thousands have protested every weekend on the streets of New York City calling for the support of Ukraine. In this video are the stories of some who attended the March 5 protest in Times Square. A protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine […]
Adora Dayani is an NYU student who is extremely fond of her Jewish heritage. So much so that she interns for a Jewish meme account, called @oldjewishmen, that plays on the comical stereotypes of an eldery Jewish man today. After hearing more about her background, we get a sense of where she finds herself in […]
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.
The East Village is home to New York City’s community garden district. From 14th Street down to Houston Street, there are 47 public gardens nestled between apartment buildings. The largest is El Sol Brillante. Located on 12th Street between Avenues A and B, this oasis is maintained and used as a sanctuary for nature by […]
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?
Third Root, a wellness collective based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is priced out of their building and decides to close permanently. But even as they shut their doors, they hope they’ve opened new ones for wellness spaces to come. Reported, shot, and edited by Laura Measher.