Ida Burton, 57, or Duchess Down Lo, has been playing roller derby for nearly seven years. Burton yearned for the feeling of playing a team sport and after watching her daughters play sports growing up, Burton found her love in derby.
On average, the bridge is the site of a suicide attempt every 3.5 days
Niche is the key for independent booksellers.
Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization founded in 2011, worked with a tech company SmartGurlz to teach girls how to code.
St Mark's Church In the Bowery uses the holy day to remember the dead.
Jose Ramirez, 36, stands alongside the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in Washington Heights. Ramirez, a heroin addict, is among several thousand of...
Young international students are rethinking their place in America.
Using a silk aerial hammock suspended from the ceiling, Aerial Yoga students at Honor Yoga in Jackson, NJ explore new and traditional yoga postures with their body weight either partially or fully supported. Students say that this allows for expanded flexibility, increased range of motion, a lengthened spine, and relaxed nervous system while also building strength.
Bailey has seen first-hand what a syringe program can do to improve the lives of drug users, having started his involvement in the Corner Project in 2006 as a homeless IV cocaine user.
The Trump protests have become a staple of New York City life.
City Kids join the fight against Betsy DeVos.
The nationwide protests give Ellaithy comfort and hope.
President Trump’s opposition has a lot to protest about.
Listen to an an NYC yellow cab driver who is a Muslim immigrant grapple with his developing view of what life in America is becoming for him and his family.
A Mexican business owner lives in fear of Trump.
Since Trump was inaugurated, 11 days ago, performance artists Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner have asked members of the public to stand in front of the text and chant, ‘he will not divide us,’ for as long as they wish. A mounted camera, located just below the text, livestreams the activity at
New Yorkers protest the confirmation of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos
For many, what they wanted to result from the rallies and the protests was clear.
#DeleteUber is trending on Twitter.
Medical students skip class to protest the repeal of Obamacare in front of the Fox News building in Midtown, Manhattan....
Amid loud chants of "Dump Trump", protesters chatted excitedly with their neighbors. They complimented each other's signs. They munched side by side on free vegan donuts being passed around.
Concerned New Yorkers gathered at JFK International Airport’s Terminal 4 to protest President Trump’s executive order that barred entry into...
Though the crowd was unimpressive in number, that didn’t detract from the excitement his supporters felt on the first day of his presidency.
As the crowds walked onto the Washington Monument lawn, one of the giant screen viewing areas, small groups of people began to chant “Trump, Trump, Trump!” But protestors came to watch the swearing in of the controversial 45th president too.
In the basement of Judson Memorial Church, in Greenwich Village, women from all of New York City’s five boroughs gathered to participate in the Muslim Community Network’s Self defense class. They come together to fight back against a hostile political climate.
These men came to America with nothing except an idea. They left their families, friends and the few things they owned for freedom. They came for a chance to work, earn and build a better life.
Jeffrey Deskovic is one of 1,934 of the wrongly convicted who have been released from prison. Rebuiliding his life is hard.
Many homes participate in the neighborhood Christmas decorating tradition, but some take it over the top.
This year, over 2,700 seniors will march at 35 schools across 12 cities.
Hip Williamsburg used to be an Italian haven.
Thousands of New York families marched from Trump Tower at Central Park West toward Central Park East and down 5th Avenue as a sign of solidarity with immigrant communities facing mass deportation under a Trump Administration.
The votes are counted.
Muslims have been particularly under fire amid the slew of terrorist attacks both abroad and domestically.
Chen’s six colleagues ran today to raise money for the Dream Corps charity, which helps fund underprivileged children in rural areas of China with books and education.
Ellen McCann, 44, was held up a sign that read ” You run better than our government” to uplift every...
My final, Hail Mary attempt required tapping into the deeply rooted emotions of my dad. Cue the guilt trip.
As Donald Trump has gained prominence in the past year, other impersonators have joined Di Domenico in making a good living by playing the GOP nominee.
Graduate students from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute spent a recent weekend in the swing state Pennsylvania,...
Alice Tan Ridley never made it to Broadway, but she belts underneath it.
Jeffrey Almonte is a 20-year-old Harlem native and content creator. Almonte's video, where he breaks down displacement in Harlem through his critique of an INSIDER Food video on Harlem and the iconic chopped cheese sandwich, went viral.
Kyle Fox sits in Washington Square Park and listens to people's stories.
After Donald Trump threatened to prosecute his opponent and Hillary Clinton seized on a vulgar taped conversation Trump had to make her case against him during the second debate, the final debate was bound to get tumultuous.
Luke Woodard, 27, of Melbourne, Australia, describes his journey of starting his business, Sweatshop Cafe and Design Studio, in Brooklyn, NY.
Peter May is a fixture at Washington Square Park.
The School for the Dogs in the East Village trains dogs and their owners.
Conditions on the mountains are declining and the sport is becoming more expensive with the price of lift tickets high and equipment even higher, athletes said.
The Stein/Baraka ticket is on the ballot in 44 states, and the District of Columbia.
Larry loves pigeon and in Washington Square Park he is surrounded by them.
The WPA helps women reunite with their children, find employment, and reestablish themselves after leaving the criminal justice system.
They are looking at the engineer of the train to see if he is at fault.
Rikers Island has a notorious reputation.
The prison currently houses roughly 8,000 people, the majority of whom are Black or Latino.
Tensions rose nationwide after the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, of Tulsa Oklahoma last week and Keith Lamont Scott, 43, of Charlotte North Carolina this past week, and protests erupted nationwide.
The first entertainment earthquake Gordon caused was the global mainstreaming of shock rock in the late ‘60s, via his young client Alice Cooper.
Thousands of protesters did not want Rouhani, who they see as a ruthless dictator, to address the UN General Assembly.
During the two hours that Rahami was inside the laundromat, the Union County Bomb Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Jersey State Police were just down the road investigating the backpack full of explosives that police believe Rahami had planted at the Elizabeth Train Station.
The protesters gathered to express anger and frustration toward Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto’s New York visit and to remind the president of the 2nd anniversary of the mass disappearance of 43 students that took place in Iguala, Guerrero.
As people ran up the street, some took cover in the salon.
Some fans are longing for a change.
Some of the protestors held news clippings featuring Eric Garner, who was placed in a lethal chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014.
For 11 days the Feast of San Gennaro takes over the small Little Italy neighborhood that borders Soho, Tribeca, The Lower East Side and Chinatown.
Cyclists demand safety.
Oxfam America, a global organization that addresses poverty, hunger and injustice arranged used refugee life jackets on Pebble Beach at...
But a new contract is not in place.
It quickly became clear none of the debaters were Trump supporters.
With nearly one million Muslims, New York is reportedly among the states with the highest Muslim population.
Their main allegation is that the Twin Towers and Tower 7 collapsed from a controlled demolition, and the plane crashes were just a diversion.
Hundreds of thousands of people from 50 states and over 100 countries have visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum since it opened five years ago.
On the first anniversary of 9/11, the Mayor of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury presented the Bell of Hope to St. Paul’s Chapel, which has been operating in Manhattan since colonial times.
With the average age of a high school freshman being between 13- 15, no one in the ninth grade and below would have been born for the events of 9/11.
This was their last social studies class before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that changed their city and the world.
Following the 9/11 attacks, Chinatown suffered an economic depression.
A special report by the staff of Pavement Pieces explores Harlem today. Video by Amina Srna (Virtual Reality video must...
Despite recent unanimous support from politicians, some think that the wage gap continues to persist because women choose fields that pay less than men, such as early childhood-education and psychology versus STEM fields.
The Sanders campaign estimated 27,000 New Yorkers attended the rally.
Opening day at Yankee Stadium is rained out
NYPD officer Peter Liang fatally shot East New York resident Akai Gurley in an the unlit stairwell.
Cold rain and frigid temperatures just a few days after a balmy 70 degrees in New York City
Julie Lamb arranges a supply order with one of stone sources in NYC’s diamond district. Photo by Eugene Y. Santos...
Soda tax proposals are spreading.
It was commuting as usual at Penn Station.
About half of the shootings in NYC are gang related. Because the majority of gangs and street crews are made...
If you’re going to buy milk, purchase it from a milk bank the FDA states, which New Yorkers will soon be able to due with the state’s first milk bank slated to open on Mother’s Day.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has proposed a policy that would temporarily, yet completely, ban Muslims from the United States should he be elected president.
Neighborhood residents will finally have a chance to see the center, a staple of the neighborhood for decades, be rebuilt near their waterfront.
A key issue around the rezoning is the conflict between what residents see as a potential for gentrification and over-development.
The “Made in New York” label is not just a marketing ploy.
Three Christmases after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc in New York, Staten Island couple Helena and John Mahon have something to...
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church transforms into a homeless shelter.
Seventy-four is the average age that residents of Brownsville live to be and it is the lowest rate of life expectancy in New York City according to the City’s Health Department.
Rents have risen and so have the cost of artist studios.
While mom-and-pop salons and businesses still operate in Harlem, the area has also welcomed more upscale beauty enterprises to cater to a younger, more diverse clientele.
The busy, but quiet neighborhood is abuzz with recent news of the 65-year-old complex receiving a new owner.
Many Puerto Ricans are fleeing the island, and migrating to America’s major cities like Florida and New York, to escape the hardships of the economic crisis.
New York City has been on a consistently high terrorism alert following a series of terrorist attacks abroad and domestically.
An estimated 22 veterans a day lose their lives to suicide.
one of the main challenges for girls from minority communities who want to get into technology, including Latina or African-American girls, is economics.
On December 1st, an UberRUSH went on strike.
“Customers should know what goes into their food.”
The staff of Pavement Pieces, traveled to Baltimore for a 3-day multimedia project.
Eight hours later she crossed the finish line.
Jackie McMahon is all smiles as she anxiously waits in Bay Ridge for her NYPD coworker to run by in...
Kishel John holds a sign and cheers at the 2015 New York City Marathon. Photo by Taisha Henry Hundreds of...
This year for her first marathon, Glyptis and his daughters have been following Marilena at every stop possible to encourage her every step of the way.
Armed with a cowbell in one hand, she screamed advice to the runners that were slowed down by leg cramps and encouragement to those weary from the run as they pushed on.
A former electronics technician for the U.S Navy, Johnson is a disabled veteran who was no stranger to the demands of a marathon, finishing the race with flying colors, as well as two prosthetic legs.
Though traditionally a quieter part of New York City, those exiting the 3rd Avenue - 138 Street subway station were met with the sound of live jazz and cheering as loud as the bright green uniforms worn by volunteers passing out water and bananas to runners.
Park rangers and police officers were turning away people with without identification bands. In addition to Van Briesen Park, Fort Wadsworth itself was accessible only to runners, police officers, and park rangers.
Every time the crowd’s cheers grew louder, signifying the arrival of another wheelchair athlete, the ex-Marine smiled. “This is what we’re fighting for,” he said.
The lead singer of the Kennedy Administration tells her story.
Paul Sanchez, a New York photographer, on how he started his career and why he loves photographing in New York.
Singer Taiwan Norris, practices at the Riverside Church in Harlem, NY in preparation for his Carnegie Hall debut.
Michael Blooms loves to play chess at the Chess forum in Greenwich Village.
Poep Francis brings his message of love, hope and acceptance to the city. But he also brings inconvenience and controversy.
New York City generates more than $15 billion in annual sales—and this makes New York City the largest retail market in the US, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).
As a free event that is open to the public, the untraditional space liberates the viewers from expectations often associated with museums and brick and mortar galleries.
About 200 people attended the Times Square demonstration, which was part of a two day effort.
While some participated in the competition, others informed guests about prostate cancer, and what they or a loved one could do to prevent it.
City officials, residents, chaplains, community outreach organizations, and residents of all races, walked a mile, praying and chanting to Ebbets Field.
But the impact of high housing prices on their lives wasn’t the only thing drawing people to the park.
A few idle visitors walked by to check out the various homemade pizzas lining the picnic table style stand for the family’s bar. They walked away empty-handed.
Carly Fiorina held her own among the 10 large personalities with which she was confronted.
A quick rundown on some fun moments in the CNN-hosted debate
Strategists and average Americans alike no longer need to wait for the results of formal polls to understand the political climate as viewers' theories and opinions are instantly shared online.
Trump and Fiorina, who previously exchanged some harsh public words, were up first with some tough questions about whether she would trust him with nuclear codes (the answer was no).
There was a degree of nostalgia for the religious climate of the United States that flourished in the aftermath of the attacks.
Sam Kedem(left) and Les Speiser (right) were first responders during the Ground Zero Relief effort and meet every year for...
In Maryland, she works as a nurse and remembered how the attack on the Pentagon made everyone so anxious. She saw how intensely everyone was affected, and how vulnerable people became.
Her sister would not give up, she insisted she leave, and that they meet at the McDonald's in the area. Gutierrez gave in and decided to leave the building.
Though the hundreds of individuals that walk into One World Trade Center everyday can likely recall precisely where they were when the towers were hit, for many the tragedy is something to remember, not relive.
“God Bless America,” the message Wanda Thompson, a New York resident, left on a mural on Church Street on Sept....
A$AP Ferg hosts the first-ever Ferg Fair in Harlem.
After spending 23 months in prison, Kim Morris is now an aspiring entrepreneur.
This documentary navigates the living conditions of the remaining town residents.
Its dark rituals, involving human and animal remains and even grave robbing, are practiced in extreme secrecy.
After grueling one month long journeys that span over 1,000 miles, undocumented immigrants from Central America reach the United States with no where to turn.
Joe Quinn, lost his brother in 9/11 and severed multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, but now he serves by leading Team Red, White and Blue, which supports returning vets.
Shortly after the funeral of Freddy Gray, Baltimore erupted in violence. Gray, 25, is the most recent victim of suspected police brutality.
The mouth bling trend has made it to the mainstream. From the days of Nelly and Paul Wall, grillz are in the spotlight once again and they're not just being spotted on pop stars and super models.
The first step a baseball pitcher needs to take to avoid injury is learning how to throw properly.
According to a March 29th Pew Research Center Poll 59 percent of democrats say there is a “good chance” they will vote for Clinton.
It’s a complex and multi-cultural place about as rich and spicy as its cuisine.
For 17 years she has worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a work in Philadelphia's Chinatown.
Although beauty and technology may sound like an unlikely pairing, the industry is becoming more popular.
At Rosa's Fresh Pizza, customers can buy slices in advances for the homeless.
No private bathroom, no kitchen and no stove make daily life very hard
Each broadcast incorporates Kichwa lessons, Andean tunes, and community workshops on issues that matter most to Latino migrant communities in New York and the nation.
Deciding the style for African American women’s crowning glory is an intimate, almost soul-searching process.
A unique marketing tool and a way to get up close with customers.
The battle for a high school diploma is often a losing one.
The Chinese government imposes tariffs on certain imported goods, so the retail prices are much higher in China than here. Some e students saw the opportunity and buy goods here and sell them to China at a markup. 

Members of Make The Road NY sing songs, share meals, and learn about their rights. Above is Angel Vera, of...
To help the women loosen up she encourages students to wear lingerie and heals during the class.
New York is one of the most fashionable and technologically savvy cities in the world. And now we’re seeing the...
Pilotage, a Midtown Manhattan hobby shop sells off the shelf models like this one daily as drones have become more...
Smiles and anguish as The Rise members hold a wall sit in unison. Photo Credit: Ben Shapiro On top of...
Akai Gurley, was shot by a rookie police officer in a dark stairwell at the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn.
Thousands of New Yorkers cried out in protest over the Grand Jury decision not to indict the police officer who chocked the unarmed man to death.
Hundreds of New Yorkers hit the streets in protest after the news that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not face charge in the death of unarmed teen, Michael Brown.
Shortly after Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the murder of unarmed teenager  Michael Brown, hundreds of protestors gathered in Union Square to voice their anger at the grand jury decision.
The Pretty Reckless, a New York City based band. Photo courtesy of  Wikipedia by Stacey Kilpatrick Through a mop of...
But harnessing big data’s power for local elections and other grassroots campaigns has proven difficult.
Only 10 Republicans currently hold city, state or federal elected positions in the five boroughs, and nine of them represent neighborhoods in Staten Island and south Brooklyn.
Alec Brook-Krasny, who immigrated to the US in 1989 from Moscow, hopes to be elected for his fifth consecutive term and to continue the debates that he values so much.