The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Holiday “Nostalgia” Train is another reminder of the holiday spirit in the city. The train rolls down on the tracks between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza along the M line every Sunday through Christmas (November 27th, December 4th, 11th , 18th ). The train is made up of eight R1/9 subway […]
Guns Don’t Run is a five-man punk-rock band that came into being four years ago. It happened when three men decided to combine their fandom for a European soccer club, Arsenal, and their passion for hardcore punk. The men have been friends for more than a decade and punk-rock lovers for a lifetime. They come […]
The third attempt at starting a National Women’s Soccer League in the United States began in 2013. Unlike the previous efforts, the NWSL successfully progressed into its fourth year, a feat that had never been accomplished before. This time around, there are sponsors, television coverage, and most importantly, fans. Sky Blue Football Club, the only […]
In April the Associated Press published a brief story about a New York man who traveled to Alaska to build a cabin in the wilderness, but when things weren’t as he expected, the situation quickly turned into a battle for survival. In the premiere episode of the Closer Look podcast, Brittnye Jones and Jeffrey Kopp interview Vladimir […]
Smart Glamour, a fashion brand that creates clothing for women of various heights and sizes, held a runway show on February 19th in the West Village area. By representing many ethnicities, body shapes and sizes on the runway, Smart Glamour sets itself apart from other brands in today`s fashion industry.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]