An increase in sales and subsequent flushing of so-called “flushable wipes” has created enormous mounds of congealed fat and wipes in the sewer system, sparking a public awareness campaign run by NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection. These “fatbergs,” named for their fat content and resemblance to icebergs, have clogged sewer systems worldwide, including those in […]
Almost every day, New Yorkers make their ways through subways. They hear the music, they see performers but what they don’t see is all the hard work, planning, and talents that go behind subway performances. For NYU Now, Michael Thompson investigates the true world of the music under New York. Produced by: Revathi Janaswamy, Michael […]
NYU is known for its campus diversity where students can find any kind of niche they want. Revathi Janaswamy dives deeper into the Bollywood Dance community at NYU, discussing the history and richness of the Indian dance culture.
“NYU GlamourGals” follows the NYU club GlamourGals that gives manicures to elderly residents at an uptown senior center.
A Day in the Life of Jahron Black Brooklyn local Jahron Black relaxes in his backyard before heading to the New York Association for Blind Athlete’s goalball practice, a sports game specially crafted for the visually impaired. As the president of this organization and a visually impaired man himself, Black prides himself in the awareness […]
Longtang is a public alleyway or a series of interconnected lanes found in traditional neighborhoods in Shanghai. Just like any other urban metropolis, Shanghai tells a tale of two cities. Even in some of its most expensive housing districts such as Nanjing East Road and Laoximen, there remain Longtang dwellers living in poor conditions and cramped […]
Noah DeFranceschi has hay and chewed-up cardboard under his dorm bed. When he buys items, he leaves the boxes on the floor if they do not have too much tape or ink on them. This habitat below his bed is for his emotional support animal (ESA), Chai, a brown and white bunny who loves to […]
Black Women. Black Hair. Salons. Gentrification. [symple_divider style=”solid” margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”20″] Black Hair Hair. We all have it. Why the emphasis? Source: U.S. National Archives Black hair has made a huge presence in popular media in recent years. Artists from Princess Nokia to Solange have made odes to its majesty, while films like rom-com Nappily Ever After […]
By Melvis Acosta, Bryanna Carroll, and Gigi Martinez Think!Chinatown, a community-based organization, launches HowToChinatown.NYC—a new digital platform designed to help visitors discover the hidden gems of the neighborhood.
Phone banking during election season is a battleground of frustration and enlightenment. But doing so the last stretch of the weekend before the 2018 midterm elections can be a matter of life or death. It’s not easy to get up on a Saturday morning to phone bank for the American Civil Liberties Union at The […]