A look into how essential workers in Kansas City are adapting to a “new normal” during the pandemic.
When the Coronavirus crisis broke out worldwide in March 2020 and increasing amounts of countries issued widespread lockdowns, college students fled home to quarantine for the foreseeable future. Many students had to flee their cities of university and others had to put an education on hold. I interviewed college students from each continent to get […]
When Thailand’s government ordered hotels in more than half the country to close down on April 4, Airbnb host Chantip Pakvisal knew she had dodged a bullet. Pakvisal is the owner of four houses in Bangkok Noi, the old town part of Bangkok where many local attractions are. Currently, two people, one Brit and one […]
The friendly diplomacy between China and Cuba is influencing millions of young people’s lives on the Caribbean island. At sixteen years old, Miguel has been learning the Chinese language for six years and Kung-fu for eight. He said to me that the moment he arrives in China would be when his life begins. Although given […]
A collection of photos taken at the 2019 San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy.
Miscelanea NY – the now closed shop-and-eat stop in the East Village – was a cozy location to find Mexican products and an elevated street-style kitchen. Talking to the staff members in Spanish as I usually did while I ordered a torta, I noticed a lady, non-staff, stacking cans on one of the shelves. Chapulines. […]
David Solovyov has been fixing clocks and watches in Lower Manhattan for 37 years. David is one of the few repairmen left in the city since smartphones took over the watch industry. David’s shop is like a time machine to the Manhattan of the 1900s.
Yoga with no poses, stretching or exercise? Laughter yoga is a relatively new concept of yoga where participants go to a class to laugh. No jokes are told, no one performs comedy, the goal is to simply laugh. As weird as it sounds, many yoga studios and groups in New York City are offering classes […]
Same-sex acts between two consenting adults are illegal in 70 UN member states. In other countries, laws prohibit discussion of LGBTQ+ rights or leave LGBTQ+ people unprotected from discrimination and violence. It is difficult to gauge just how many LGBTQ+ identifying people live in these areas (note: a 2016 Gallup poll found that 4.1% of […]
New York City’s homeless population has been growing exponentially in the last five years. The city has reached its highest levels of homelessness since the Great Depression. Many government agencies and nonprofit organizations work tirelessly to provide adequate shelter, healthcare, and nourishment to those in need. The system is not perfect. Yet it’s only through […]