One man’s trash is another man’s treasure… or groceries. About 3.9 million tons of New York food makes its way into landfills each year. Some people, like Janet Kalish, have made it their mission to fight food waste by scavenging through garbage left on the curb.
David Solovyov has been fixing clocks and watches in Lower Manhattan for 37 years. David is one of the few repairmen left in the city since smartphones took over the watch industry. David’s shop is like a time machine to the Manhattan of the 1900s.
Doraian Givens, a third year NYU student, shares her story of attending a “cult” high school – T.M. Landry.
Outraged New Yorkers protest in Brooklyn for the removal of the NYPD out of the MTA. The recent arrests of farebeaters have sparked much controversy. Advocates claim that punishing people fare evasion is criminalizing poverty, as most of the people arrested are Black or Hispanic.
Conventional life may be getting in the way, but the beatbox-rap duo still perform together after all these years. One’s a corporate salesman, the other’s an educator. But on stage, they’re just a couple of best friends having fun.
For Bobby Gonzalez, embracing his Taíno heritage means preserving a part of the past often forgotten by many. For over twenty years, the Bronx native has been hosting and organizing Native American pow wows, including the Bronx Native American Festival, in the hopes of reconnecting people to their indigenous roots. This year, hundreds gathered at […]
Mott Street bustled with lion dances, a parading dragon, and traditional performers to celebrate the mid-autumn harvest season and reap good luck and prosperity. Better Chinatown USA, a volunteer-based organization, hosted the event. Chinatown, NYC
The third annual meatball eating contest took place at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. The event was held in memory of Johnny ‘Cha Cha’ Ciarcia, who appeared in movies like “Goodfellas” and the HBO show “The Sopranos.” Ciarcia was also known by many in the community as “the Mayor of Little Italy.” […]
Photo courtesy of @positivebrothers on Instagram. New York City street performers are legitimizing their businesses with permits and tax forms. What most tourists and New Yorkers have always viewed as a “side hustle” is becoming a performance industry starting right on the sidewalks of the city. NYU’s Gabrielle Dunham reports.
Why do men meet naked every week to draw and be drawn? Find out as we meet the unique members of Men’s Nudist Drawing Group NY.