Listen to this story as it appeared on WNYU here. Immigrant New Yorkers deserve a voice in their city. A super-majority has been secured on Introduction 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent resident status or work authorization. To celebrate this achievement, on June […]
Welcome to Los Mariscos—Manhattan’s hidden trace of Tijuana and Baja California. In this fast-paced feature package, I cover the restaurant’s cultural charm and examine its response to the pandemic.
The East Village is home to New York City’s community garden district. From 14th Street down to Houston Street, there are 47 public gardens nestled between apartment buildings. The largest is El Sol Brillante. Located on 12th Street between Avenues A and B, this oasis is maintained and used as a sanctuary for nature by […]
With the uptick in social distancing guidelines and public health measures, Hispanics are experiencing a drastic shift in their ingrained customs, particularly in the traditional “kiss-and-hug” culture. Though greeting each other from afar may seem like a feasible alternative, Latinos across the country—from Miami to New York City to Los Angeles—know that the abrazo and […]
Will this year’s toned-down celebration permanently tamper with Chinese traditions? How are people virtually celebrating the Year of the Ox? How have traditions been modified?
Third Root, a wellness collective based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is priced out of their building and decides to close permanently. But even as they shut their doors, they hope they’ve opened new ones for wellness spaces to come. Reported, shot, and edited by Laura Measher.
Nine buildings, taking up 500,000 square feet in Dayton’s central business district, have lay dormant for decades. With multiple setbacks over the years from financial stress and negotiations, as well as the changing of project leadership, it finally celebrated the grand opening for just one area, the Hub, in March of 2021. This virtual ceremony […]
Three therapists based in North Carolina, California and New York discuss experiencing an increase in demand for services since the start of the pandemic. Here, they elaborate on the role of the mental health stigma and how it potentially played a role in normalizing therapy for certain individuals. As demand remains high, preventative measures become […]
Prior to Covid-19, the New York Film Festival served as an annual escape into the fictional world of cinema. Movie-goers, critics, actors and directors around the world would rejoice in the talent and art behind the film industry. The pandemic showed us the importance of the community within the film industry and the collective experience […]
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project was designed to prevent climate change-related flooding in Manhattan’s East Village. But the project is heavily contested by New Yorkers who say it will destroy a local park beyond repair–and cause additional climate issues in the process. Reporting, shooting, and editing by Laura Measher.