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.
Hear the story of Eve Sotto, a vocal coach that has seen the music industry go through tremendous change and how she evolved with it.
I sit down with Sara Auster, a sound therapist and meditation teacher, to talk about what sound therapy is and how it helped Auster on her journey of personal recovery. Transcription SARA AUSTER: My name is Sara Auster. I am a Sound Therapist and meditation teacher. LAURA RUBIO: What you are hearing right now […]
After decades of legal battles, gay and lesbian couples were granted the constitutional right to marry in all 50 states in June 2015; one year after that, a gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in downtown Orlando, killing 49 people. Despite the tragedy in Orlando, members of the LGBTQ community enjoy more rights and public acceptance than ever […]