On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the launch of a pilot program to test platform screen barriers in subway stations after years of arguing against the idea. These barriers will be tested at three stations: the E line platform at the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue–JFK Airport station in Queens, the L line platform […]
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On Wednesday, March 2, around a hundred visitors sat in the main room of the Ukrainian Museum on East 6th Street in the East Village. On one wall, glass cases displayed traditional white handmade Ukrainian dresses adorned with red flowers; paintings by Ukrainian artists lined another wall. A makeshift stage with a piano, music stands […]
Blue and yellow clothes dotted the hundred-strong crowd at Washington Square Park for the second Sunday in a row. Ukraine’s azure and gold banner waved in the air as its bearers paraded around the park’s iconic fountain at the heart of New York University. Activists hoisted signs with calls for peace and demands for an […]
On Feb. 2, doors opened at the Nuyorican Poets Café at 9:30 p.m. The small crowd congregated outside filed into the intimate, warehouse-style venue, finding their seats as the lights dimmed and the live band on stage played a rhythmic tune. The All THAT! Open Mic Night occurs on the first Wednesday of every month […]
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.
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.
With the Ultimate Frisbee club league back in action after last year’s COVID-19 cancellations, NYC mixed-gender team XIST is striving to create a culture of gender equity both on and off the field. The team is now looking to secure a bid to nationals through hard work, communication, and valuing every player on their roster. […]
The birth of a child has always been extremely consuming for the parents, not to mention going into labor amid a global pandemic. What are the concerns parents had for their infants growing up under quarantine? This piece explores how the lockdown has physically and mentally influenced both parents and their babies.
New York City’s youngest raised their voice to protest against police brutality, Andrea Pineda-Salgado reports.
Can New Yorkers feel safe riding the subway now that New York is in Phase Two? Andrea Pineda-Salgado reports.