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NYC Taxi Drivers Feel Powerless in Battle over Congestion Prices
Driving in Manhattan will soon become an expensive proposition. The budget approved in Albany in late March will introduce congestion […]
Biden’s cuddles sparks debate among younger voters
For these millennials, Biden’s affectionate ways sparks a larger conversation about boundaries and sexual harassment.
Women’s wrestling sees explosive growth across New York City and nation
Since the 1990's, wrestling has been the fastest growing women's sport in the nation. Now, there are over 15,000 women participating in the sport, and 48 different colleges sponsoring women's teams. New York City has been one of the hotbeds for the sports growth, with the PSAL establishing New York states only all girls wrestling league. Now, young girls are challenging gender norms in a sport that has historically been reserved for men.
United Methodist Church votes down LGBTQ rights
The United Methodist Church voted on LGBTQ rights within their denomination.
Housing projects residents find community despite harsh living conditions
The Ingersoll project’s Garden of Eden grows fruits and vegetables during the warmer months. Photo by Teddy Haines. Nestled into […]
Anti-Abortion Catholics divided on excommunicating Cuomo
Many anti-abortion Catholics began calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s excommunication after the Reproductive Healthcare Act passed through the New York state legislature on January 22. But not all Catholics, both leaders and laity, agree on excommunicating the governor. Concerns range from political repercussions from the governor to hurting the Church’s reputation. On both sides of the debate, church leaders are publically sharing their opinion.
Mental health problems haunt the undocumented
According to the American Psychological Association, undocumented immigrants can experience depression and anxiety when migrating. They struggle with traumas like the fear of deportation, the effects of racial profiling, and the lack of social support. Without access to mental health services - they're left to cope on their own.
Many Gay Muslims are trapped between religion and sexual orientation
Gays Muslims at the San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Francio Folini. K had to make an impossible decision. Be […]
Crossfit thrives in the South Bronx
The South Bronx has long struggled with high rates of both poverty and obesity. Its the last place you would expect a to find Crossfit, a sport normally characterized by an upper class, white following, from thriving. But that hasn't stopped The Bronx Box from developing a strong following in the South Bronx neighborhood.
A Cafe for Dogs Grows in the East Village
Co-founders and father-daughter duo Coppy Holzman and Logan Mikhly are the owners of the dog cafe, Boris & Horton a booming and unique business in the East Village.