Dr. Mica Estrada answers questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society on a psychological level. She focuses on how social behaviors are changing while describing how norms relating to relationships before the pandemic contrast with how people are currently behaving in the midst of it. Estrada highlights the effect of social changes on […]
Election Uncertainty in NYC
In the days leading up to the announcement of the election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, feelings of anxiety and uncertainty hang in the air. Izzy McMahon caught up with some New Yorkers in Washington Square Park to hear how they’re feeling in this charged moment.
Janet Kalish, Fighting Food Waste in NYC One Dumpster-Dive at a Time
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.
Odd Job: David’s Shoe and Watch Repair
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.
I graduated from a “cult” school
Doraian Givens, a third year NYU student, shares her story of attending a “cult” high school – T.M. Landry.
FTP Emergency Action Against NYPD and MTA
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.
Brain Space, the Beatbox-rap Duo
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.
Hundreds gather in the Bronx to celebrate Native American culture
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 […]
16th Annual Autumn Moon Festival
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 Feast of San Gennaro Meatball Eating Contest
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.” […]