Five years ago, in a small, second-floor apartment in Venice, Italy, 29-year-old Khalida Brohi was faced with a daunting challenge. As a globally recognized women’s rights activist in Pakistan, she had already participated in countless protests and even received death threats for her work. But this particular battle was her own, one she never thought sheContinue reading “This NYC Chai Café Gives Away Half Its Profits to Empower Women”
BIRDLINK living sculptures by artist Anina Gerchick provide resting places for migratory birds in city parks. Photo Credit: Anina Gerchick By Sushmita Roy Updated December 9, 2018 6:08 PM PRINT SHARE Central Park and Prospect Park are globally recognized as havens for a variety of migratory birds. But just like every other New Yorker who stopsContinue reading “Living sculpture project helps migratory birds in NYC parks”
This New York Knicks poster, designed by Brooklyn artist Mike Perry, will be free for all fans who attend the Knicks’ home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. Photo Credit: Mike Perry for New York Knicks By Sushmita Roy Updated December 6, 2018 3:34 PM PRINT SHARE Mike Perry’s work, which includes the animated titlesContinue reading “NY Knicks tap colorful Brooklyn artist for limited-edition game posters”
Follow the lights up to the Bronx.
After the sun sets in the city, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory glows from inside.
The Coen Brothers head back to the Old West with their latest film “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the costumes of which are now on display at the Museum of the Moving Image.
New Yorkers needn’t leave the five boroughs to see the best seasonal colors in the region. Spectacular fall foliage is on display at The New York Botanical Garden’s Thain Family Forest. Photo Credit: Ben Hider Not far from the city’s rising noise levels and illuminated skyline, the water moves slowly across the Bronx River andContinue reading “Fall foliage is about to peak at The New York Botanical Garden”
At this shop, the history of Harlem is told through chocolate. The artisan chocolate shop, Harlem Chocolate Factory, sells sweets with names such as Bodega Dreams and Mangoes del Barrio that pay homage to the neighborhood. Jessica Spaulding founded the company in 2014. She helped get it off the ground by winning the NYPL’s StartUP!Continue reading “Harlem Chocolate Factory makes sweets inspired by the neighborhood”
A monument to former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is planned for Prospect Park. Photo Credit: Sushmita Roy Peering from behind her gold-rimmed spectacles stood a woman whose words still echo not just in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Baptist Church where she addressed a cheering crowd of about 500 in 1972, but in the present-day retelling of a historyContinue reading “Shirley Chisholm deserves congressional gold medal, officials say”
The car’s last halt before pulling over at the San Diego Sector of the United States Border Patrol was in Tijuana, at the children’s aunt’s place. It was 1999, when the fencing on Friendship Park — the only federally sanctioned meeting point between Mexico and the United States — was a single layer. Situated between San Diego andContinue reading “Maria de Los Angeles’ art inspired by immigration stories, including her own”
Queens Neighborhoods United, an anti-gentrification group, is set to appeal what they call an “illegal” development in Elmhurst, Queens, that includes a Target. According to the organization, the new development violates the local zoning laws that prohibit construction of “big-box” department stores in the area. Democratic nominees Catalina Cruz and Jessica Ramos joined residents of JacksonContinue reading “Target development in anti-gentrification group’s crosshairs as too big for Elmhurst”
You can fit a Bible or an extra pair of jeans. You might have to choose between photographs and letters. And do you take the sturdy boots or the formal black shoes? You think of him stranded on a desert trail, in the scorching heat. But there’s no room for a hat. Or maybeContinue reading “Packing clothes, and deferred dreams”
The scent is a mishmash of newly printed paper and freshly heated croissants. There is also the sound of footsteps, on occasion accompanied by the click-clack of walking sticks, finding their way to the back of the store, to where books by their beloved favorite writers are neatly arranged. At still other times,Continue reading “New chapter for city’s indie bookstores”
A routine grooming visit, for men at least, amounts to little more than a shave and a swift cut. But at Arthur Rubinoff’s Barber Museum on Columbus Avenue, a cut with a pair of diamond-studded gold scissors isn’t the only thing that screams extravagant. If you aren’t already impressed by the six gold-platedContinue reading “Scissors and razors, brushes and chairs”
Open cockpits dominated the skies during the 1920s and ‘30s. And that freedom to roam the heavens was, for a time, a metaphor for an epoch when everything seemed limitless. On the ground, too, optimism spread like fog on a summer morning. And, in greater and greater numbers, women were in the forefrontContinue reading “Airing it out”
Legs move in rhythmic motions. Punches are thrown and released. But there are no loud thuds — noise is kept to a bare minimum at this Upper West Side dojo. A woman pushes the door open and storms towards the desk, “Hi! I would like to find out about …” The response fromContinue reading “A quiet, lethal art”
An itinerant native son’s quest for permanence The complexities of building a China in a New York neighborhood never seemed to occur to anybody. It was that thing about New York — the thing that made everything believable and nothing too impossible or far-fetched. And in fact, the narrow roads running through downtown resembledContinue reading “Bobby, at home everywhere, and nowhere”