Protesters gathered outside of Trump Tower on October 3rd to shed light on the dire situation in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Unsatisfied with the current administration’s relief efforts, protesters demanded they do more. The protest occurred on the same day that President Trump made a visit to Puerto Rico, where […]
The 45th president is great for business. Blonde wigs, “Yuuuge” shades, Troll dolls titled “Hair to the Chief,” masks, and hats are among the Trump merchandise displayed at Halloween Adventure in the East Village. Two passing shoppers laughed as they took pictures and held some of the merchandise. To them, the items provided an amusing […]
Twenty-six out of 30 fifth graders in Manhattan’s P.S. 3 in the West Village, voted to ban Columbus Day yesterday. The 10 and 11-year-old students agreed that Christopher Columbus no longer deserves to be hailed as an American hero The students gained their knowledge of the history of Christopher Columbus’s pillage into the “New World” […]
Today marks the 5th day of the annual 11-day San Gennaro Festival in Soho’s Little Italy area. Cannoli vendors, fresh gelato sellers, and colorful processions occupy the entirety of Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets in a flood of red, white, and green. The event features an eclectic variety of food and culture. Framed […]
As he stepped onto the gym floor in a brown t-shirt, Coban Lookchaomaesaitong would not look like a five-time Muay Thai world champion to most. A broad smile creased his tanned features every other instant as he patiently instructed a beginner class about kicks. You could pass him in a downtown bodega and not notice […]
With rising Islamophobia and the threat of a travel ban, the struggles of daily life for Muslim Americans have also increased. Join a group of Egyptian-Americans as they celebrate ramadan, struggling to preserve their identity and traditions.
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 […]
New York City is home to many DJs of color, including DJ Rekha, DJ Ushka, and DJ Yana Allpa. Hear what some DJs have to say about mixing night life with social justice.
If you find yourself in a sleek, black-glass modern bar, a quintessence of 21st century New York nightlife, you might sense a slight discrepancy in its aesthetics when it comes time to pay. Once the bartender lugs out the clunky index card box of credit cards, her frantic shuffling for your card, though warranted, interrupts […]
What do New Yorkers have to say about Donald Trump’s first months in office? NYU journalism’s Reporting: Multimedia hit the streets to find out.