Street vendors, laundry workers, house cleaners and taxi drivers from across New York were among the hundreds of demonstrators who blocked traffic on the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges Friday morning, demanding New York State legislators create a fund for undocumented workers and others left out
The legislation comes at a time when vendors have been hit hard by the pandemic.
For Peter Benjamin, school didn’t get any better than Mrs. Lieber’s kindergarten class at P.S. 26 in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of Queens in 1963.
Mrs. Lieber let the children sit where they wanted in class. She knew that Benjamin liked the Yankees while his best
As New York City gears up for another pivotal election season, youth leaders in Harlem are working to prepare younger voters for the June 22 city primaries. Starting with two virtual meetings held in February, The Greater Harlem Unite coalition hosted 20 of the 30-plus
The USS Intrepid museum has a choice berth on the Hudson River, with easy access to Midtown Manhattan. The rent? A dollar a year. That’s too cheap, say local officials seeking a much higher rate in the institution’s new lease with the Hudson River Park
Sitting at home last summer, coughing and aching all over, Angela Skillings heard her phone ring. Her heart dropped when she saw the caller ID.
“Are you sitting down? Are you alone?” the caller asked.
Skillings was sitting down.
Even though she knew this call was coming,
Screams and the cracks of gunshots barged into the room where 10-year old Ana Barreto slept with her mother, sister and cousin, and she knew immediately: Someone had been shot, again.
The next day, on her way to school in Jardim Ângela, Brazil, she would have
Alexis Springer wavered between closing her eyes and staring at the harsh, fluorescent lights on the ceiling of the examination room. She was shaking uncontrollably, despite the sedative her doctor had given her to ease her anxiety during the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD).
The Maloney brothers were worried. Two months into the pandemic lockdown, their South Bronx chocolate company was still taking online orders, but it was struggling, and they were discussing whether to dig into their savings.
Then the Black Lives Matter movement gained ground, with massive protests
Rhonda Harper stands waist deep in a black wetsuit, holding a surfboard steady in the hammering waves. Meanwhile, a young girl with a radiant smile, her Afro wet from the breaking surf, climbs onto the board, steps into a crouched position and, with a gentle push from Harper, rides her surfboard unsteadily to
New York City’s subways have changed since the pandemic hit – platforms are littered with dropped masks, cars are rarely packed tight – but some things have remained constant. “People sit the same since before COVID,” said Devon Rodriguez, who’s been observing the city’s subway
Across the street from the Fort Totten bus stop in Queens is a bronze sign in sans-serif letters: “FLUSHING COMMONS |RESIDENCES.” The font and style are a near match to a sign adorning the luxury clothing store Atelier next door, housed in the same steel