Thousands of undocumented immigrants live anonymous lives in New York City. They toil away trying to make a living and work hard to avoid being detected by authorities. Jung Rae Jang tells his own story and journey as he helps others make it through each day.
This year, Chinese New Year fell on the eve of Valentine’s Day, and in New York City it was shockingly cold. Trying to keep my fingers warm while they clutched my camera, I stumbled into an open-air fish market in Chinatown. What follows is a short photo-essay, playing on the saying single people hear a lot: “There […]
New York City is known for its characters, and Colin Huggins is one of my favorites. It is a rare day in Washington Square when his piano music isn’t permeating the park; his grand piano is an ostentatious, out-of-place surprise that endears tourists and locals alike. The top three song requests are also the three songs Colin refuses […]
Glamour Gals brings together two generations through makeovers and enlightening conversations between teens and seniors. Elizabeth De Leon is president of the nationwide organization’s New York University chapter. In this American Story, De Leon gives us a glimpse into how she balances school and volunteering, and how they are an inseparable part of her education […]
Dominicans are the largest minority group in Washington Heights. As a result, the neighborhood has unofficially earned the title “Little Dominican Republic.” This project highlights, through photos and sounds, aspects of the neighborhood that are uniquely Dominican.
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?
There’s a buzz in the air of Queens Theatre. It’s 7 PM on a Saturday night, and rap is blaring through the speakers on either side of the stage. The crowd has just settled into their plush red theater seats. Their eyes gradually begin to fixate on the red boxing ring in the center of […]
“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 […]