With temperatures cooling in New York, uptowners are growing concerned that their heating and hot water will once again be unreliable.
In early October, Prisleidy Hernandez, 23, had no heating or hot water in her apartment on Post Avenue in Inwood, Manhattan.
Martha Medina moved into her
Alfred Hernandez has been living in the same Bronx apartment for the past eight years. He sometimes found it difficult to pay rent on time, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it close to impossible.
While working as a custodian for a homeless shelter, he caught the
At just after 10 a.m. on a crisp autumn morning, ninth grade teacher Emmy Lee, 36, enthusiastically led a group of 10 teenagers across the faded zebra crosswalk that connects East Houston and 1st Avenue. Sporting her neon pink running shoes and a navy hoodie
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is promising to make the New York City subway nearly entirely accessible, but that is going to take 33 years. Disability advocates say it’s too early to celebrate given the challenges that persist for them.
Among those advocating for disability rights is
[caption id="attachment_5071" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Young football players practice in East Harlem. Soon, a new sanitation garage will be located across the street. (Credit: Rachel Lim)[/caption]
A peaceful block in East Harlem, surrounded by two schools, two churches, a sports field that children use and a park
George Dawson never imagined he’d be back in school when he retired from medicine in the early months of the pandemic. But when COVID-19 took his younger brother, the longtime radiation oncologist found himself at LaGuardia Community College earning a certificate in community health work.
This year, between 8:45 and 10:00 a.m., the young students who attend P.S. 125, the Ralph Bunche School on West 123rd Street, are learning how to read.
In one kindergarten classroom, the class chants “ca-len-dar,” complete with clapping and hand movements, splitting the word into syllables.
In 2016, Aisha "Pinky" Cole closed her restaurant, Pinky’s Jamaican and American Restaurant on West 145th Street in Harlem, for the evening. Then came a call from the fire department: Her restaurant was burning.
“Restaurant is pitch-black, the ceiling has caved in, everything is destroyed and