On Nov. 10, a community of unhoused people were evicted from 7th Street along Tompkins Square Park by the New York City Department of Sanitation. The eviction of Tompkins Tent City, as it is called by many locals, highlighted the growing issues of housing insecurity in New York. Organizers and community members have supported the […]
In the autumn of 2020, Sarah Vitale, the bakery manager at She Wolf Bakery, would arrive at work at around five or six in the morning. She jump-started the day with an array of tasks, reviewing the orders put in by the bakery’s wholesale customers, checking inventory, and shaping baguettes in the kitchen. Each workday […]
It was one of the coldest days of the year, and an inch of frozen slush clung to the Manhattan sidewalks when Wendy Lazaro checked herself and her two small children into a Midtown shelter. With no possessions except the clothes they wore, Lazaro found herself alone with her toddler and baby, while a snowstorm […]
In a line of pom poms extended toward the sky, a swinging towel suddenly breaks the uniformity of a sideline performance. Once a sea of short skirts and long hair, professional cheerleading is no longer one-size-fits-all. “I always thought to cheer in the NFL you had to be a woman. Tall, skinny, blonde hair, brown […]
Andrew Yang’s fresh face and bold ideas struck a chord with voters around the U.S during the Democratic presidential primary. Now the original members of the “Yang Gang” are ushering in his success in the New York City mayoral race. The Yang for New York campaign conducted a poll of 824 likely Democratic primary voters […]
Aggressive. Ghetto. Welfare Queen. Poverty. Angry. These are just a handful of stereotypes that 50-year-old Memphis-native Olliette Drobot has heard about dark-skinned black women. Since the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle revealed in her March 7 interview with Oprah conversations the royal family had about how dark her son’s skin would be, colorism has been […]
by Celia Tewey Hear from models about the fashion world and the pressures within. New modeling agencies aim to diversify and broaden ideas of what models should and could be.
Made By: Calen Razor, Bry LeBerthon, Nathan Chizen, and Elizabeth Marquis This story covers the rise in hate crimes against Asians following the pandemic, looking through the lens of New Yorkers.
The world’s largest public art event is back in New York City and, as always, it’s brought cows along with it. This year’s post-Covid return of the annual CowParade fundraiser showcases 78 fiberglass cow sculptures. Scattered across all five boroughs from August 18 through September 30, 2021, the cows represent a slew of artists, companies […]
Last Saturday, crowds gathered on Allen Street to taste a facet of Filipino cuisine New Yorkers rarely get to experience: street food. Filipino pop-up So Sarap served food on a stick and played classic Filipino hits while people laughed and chatted—an energy reminiscent of the streets in the Philippines. “We wanted to bring something nostalgic […]