Modern Dominican salons — offering alcohol and hookah — are popping up in Washington Heights. Will the traditional, more family-oriented, neighborhood salons survive the new trend?
“The Cafe is the most integrated place on the planet.” – Allen Ginsberg Take a step into the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Photos of the East Village neighborhood “Loisaida” set to a poem by Bimbo Rivas. Photos by Tara Seewack. Voice over by Bosco Ballve. Bittman “Bimbo” Rivas was born on November 11th, 1939 and helped pioneer the Nuyorican Movement in New York City. He coined the community’s name based on the Puerto Rican pronunciation of “Lower […]
For most New Yorkers, passing by the orange sari-clad, dancing and singing people in Union Square or on the subway grounds is a normal sight. For the unaccustomed, it comes across as a curious scene. The clanging of bells, the beat of the drum and the rising chant of Hare Krishna often stop people in […]
Brighton Beach is a historic neighborhood, dating back to the early 1900s. Always a home to immigrants of all races, creeds, and religions, the area is currently undergoing changes…but perhaps for the better.
Where are we now and how can we improve? On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, a panel of trans and cisgender journalists and activists gathered at the LGBT Center in New York City. The panel of five planned to discuss how the media currently covers trans stories and how they can improve. The atmosphere created by […]
On March 22nd, the LGBTQ center in Manhattan hosted a talk on trans topics in the media. The panel and a large audience gathered to discuss issues and inaccuracies in the coverage of the trans community by prominent media outlets. The conversation took a contentious turn when an audience member felt that her question was not answered by panelist Meredith Talusan, an LGBT […]
On Valentine’s Day, couples came from all over to renew their vows in the heart of New York City.
The second annual Winter Carnival, held at The Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park, included many of the attractions you might expect to find in an event of this kind: ice skating, hot chocolate and photo booths. But, it was the ‘silent disco’ that was among the most unique attractions of the two-day […]