Monique Sinha is the owner of The Bargain District, a vintage shop located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Having quit her former job as a Bahasa Indonesia language professor at Columbia University for this business, she hopes to bring an element of the past to the present. Hear what she has to say about running her business […]
The Manhattan Transfer
High schoolers on college tours are encouraged to find their “home”. They’re told to pick a school that they are comfortable in – a place where they feel they belong. But sometimes the place they choose turns out to be the wrong choice and they have to decide: to transfer or not to transfer? NYU transfer […]
Two Companies at a Time
Kristie Karnadi, 25, juggles her time between her studies at Columbia University in New York and two companies back home in Indonesia. She founded an online marketplace for secondhand luxury goods called Hunt Street (www.huntstreet.com) and a flower catering business called The Flower Bar. By Dhika Himawan
For sale: $30,000 sofa
Ryan Shoushani takes you inside one of America’s most high end furniture stores, DDC, with an exclusive interview with Babak Hakakian one of the company partners and the design curator.
Grunge Goes Pop!
Skyler Cocco is an up and coming singer-songwriter and producer who has recently shifted her music style from classic pop to grunge pop of the 90s in an effort to bring it back to being current. Cocco found her niche. Cocco is known for her distinct sound, golden locks, and a drive to succeed in […]
Union Square Holiday Market
A look behind the scenes of one of New York City’s holiday shopping destinations.
The Upward Dog
John Amato says he was once involved in the organized crime world of New York City and served time in federal prison. Now he has abandoned that life and embraced yoga, teaching at Yoga to the People, a donation-based studio. By Allegra Preuss
The Reptile Rescuer
Robert Shapiro, who founded Social Tees Animal Rescue in New York’s East Village, has been helping animals in need for years. But it isn’t the popular animals like cats and dogs that keep him going — it’s the reptiles. In its 25th year, the organization thrives as more foster parents join the cause. Here is his […]
Books Through Bars
Books Through Bars is a Brooklyn, New York-based organization that sends books to inmates across the country. The organization is run by volunteers, including a former prisoner who was sent books while he was serving time. By Sophie Varon
Mosaics Make a Homecoming
By Rayne H. Ellis After several petitions and three years of hard work, artist Jim Power’s mosaic lampposts have returned to their home in Astor Place. With the landscape of the East Village changing rapidly, community members were adamant to keep the Vietnam War veteran’s iconic work in the public view. Here’s his story.