Neighbors are worried that development plans could lead to further gentrification of Crown Heights.
Sandy victims and others marched for climate change on the 5th anniversary of the hurricane which, claimed 117 lives and caused $75 million in damages.
The enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act opened and health care advocates say getting the word out is key.
Five years after Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers take to the streets to protest climate change.
The 5th Avenue statue on J.Marion Sims celebrates a man who tortured slave women with gynecological experiments, protestors say.
With the unpredictable nature of both leaders, many Korean Americans have been left to merely speculate about possible outcomes.
Southern Boulevard was filled with donations.
The state of New York is home to over a million people who identify as Puerto Rican, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the largest number in any state.
The fractured commonwealth’s economy is estimated to have pay between $30 billion to $95 billion in damages associated with Hurricane Maria.
Protestors marching for Puerto Rico outside of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building yesterday. Photo by Monay Robinson Protesters gathered outside...
Visitors at The Women’s Building Block Party yesterday wrote their visions for the new Women’s Building. Responses read, “Liberation!” “Justice!”...
Some demonstrators also want a stronger response from the U.S. regarding what they see as the tyranny being perpetrated by leaders of their countries
Yesterday was the anniversary of the 1988 Massacre where more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed.
But the introduction of basic technology, such as a working website or searchable database, can make a crucial difference in the work of abortion providers, advocates, and clients.
Danza wasn’t the only celebrity sighting at the Feast, Chazz Palminteri, writer and Academy Award-nominated actor, was this year’s Grand Marshal.
Like the business owners around him, Cano celebrates Mexican Independence day as a means of staying connected to his culture.
Mourners held their heads down, sniffled back tears, held hands or embraced loved ones as they entered the funeral service.
Some installations focus on the role of African American women in society, while others call attention to the years of slavery.
The MTC acknowledge that these ride-share services fill a crucial gap in the transportation needs of citizens that they cannot fill.
Such was the struggle with many of the cases involving undocumented victims. Their careful attempts at staying hidden in life meant that their deaths were likely to go unnoticed as well.
Despite the church’s involvement in the rescue efforts after the collapse of the buildings, only about 40 spectators attended this year’s commemorative ceremony.
The two stood close. An onlooker would not have known that, even an hour before, neither had known the other existed.
The entire event was orchestrated in order to use fear as a mechanism to pressure people into allowing the government to take more control over their lives, he said.
Sixteen years later, the crowds have thinned, but the church continued its tradition of holding space in remembrance of that day and months following.
For years, people have been coming back to St. Paul’s Chapel on the 9/11 anniversary to remember. It stands just steps from Ground Zero, and miraculous suffered no damage.
Christina Martinez won't stop fighting for the undocumented.
The viral hashtag was false but a disproportionate amount of women and girls of color go missing each year. And it's under reported.
Street Squash After School program in Harlem is a haven for kids.
Increased tensions bring fear.
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.
Niche is the key for independent booksellers.
St Mark's Church In the Bowery uses the holy day to remember the dead.
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 nationwide protests give Ellaithy comfort and hope.
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 hewillnotdivide.us
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.
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.
Muslims have been particularly under fire amid the slew of terrorist attacks both abroad and domestically.
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.
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.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein rails against ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’ evil political parties at rally
The Stein/Baraka ticket is on the ballot in 44 states, and the District of Columbia.
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.
Oxfam America, a global organization that addresses poverty, hunger and injustice arranged used refugee life jackets on Pebble Beach at...
With nearly one million Muslims, New York is reportedly among the states with the highest Muslim population.
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.
NYPD officer Peter Liang fatally shot East New York resident Akai Gurley in an the unlit stairwell.
A key issue around the rezoning is the conflict between what residents see as a potential for gentrification and over-development.
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.
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.
The lead singer of the Kennedy Administration tells her story.
Singer Taiwan Norris, practices at the Riverside Church in Harlem, NY in preparation for his Carnegie Hall debut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For 17 years she has worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a work in Philadelphia's Chinatown.
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.
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.
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.