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New York City residents are teaming up with community organizations and small businesses to build storm-ready wireless networks to communicate and share resources during a hurricane or other times when the internet goes down.

The Rainbow Garden of Life and Health rests near the site of one of the biggest 1970s South Bronx fires. Today, it is teaching residents unfamiliar with gardening about the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of raising their own fruits and vegetables.

Black mothers and doulas are bringing back old traditions that can save expectant mothers’ lives. Doulas educate and accompany women before and after child labor, and lower the risk of pregnancy-related diseases.

In the summer of 1996, Will Robertson was in the Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta when  he noticed a woman whose walk was familiar to him. He grabbed her by the shoulder and yelled, “Why’d the hell you lie to me? Why’d you make me think that you were dead?” The woman, unaware that her […]

Accessing medical marijuana in New York is not as easy as you might think. It is not covered by insurance, turning it into a luxury that potential patients, especially in lower-income communities, cannot afford. The workaround to seeking treatment is buying marijuana in the streets.

After a Manhattan lawyer was caught on video making xenophobic comments at Spanish speakers, some New York City immigrants have re-examined their relationship with the language and are trying to better their grasp of English.

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The Cruz-González family fled to New York after Hurricane Maria ravaged their homeland. Six months later, they are still in temporary housing and apprehensive about what the future holds.


David Ellis lives in the past as much as he does the future. As a self-published poet, his poems draw on the greats of Harlem. But after 16 years of working in the historic neighborhood, his poems also capture everyday images of a vivid, rapidly changing place.

The Harlem-born photographer Flo Ngala talks about her experience as a personal celebrity photographer, from getting recognized by one of hip-hop’s most prominent video producers to her photography technique.

Many low-income New Yorkers find it expensive to ride mass transit. An effort to offer reduced-fare cards to them was nixed by Mayor de Blasio, who said said the city cannot afford it. Residents weigh in on the debate.

Hundreds of New York City taxi drivers who bought medallions are in debt because of decreased earnings with the advent of ride-hailing applications. A new bill is proposing a minimum fare across the taxi industry, after a string of taxi driver suicides in the last five months.

Clara Cardelle works as an outreach worker at the Corner Project in Washington Heights, which seeks to reduce overdose deaths. The organization helped save her life, and she now saves others battling addiction.

With the recent killings of over 100 Palestinians at the Gaza border and the opening of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, coalitions of young American Jews who oppose the Israeli Occupation are finding increasing tensions within their families and communities.

On a first-time visit to New York for Memorial Day weekend, hearing the appreciation of civilians, two Navy sailors and a Marine are reminded of why they chose to enlist in the service.

WordPress turned 15 on May 27. To celebrate, dozens of meetups took place around the globe. In New York, an enthused group of strangers celebrated at a Le Pain Quotidien. They discussed their use of WordPress and also helped problem solve for one another.

The New York City Football Club, one of the most successful professional soccer teams in the city, has not had a permanent home in the three years it has been playing. Failed negotiations and opposition over proposed locations have stalled the Major League Soccer club’s pursuit of a stadium since the team’s creation in 2013. […]

Different kinds of families in New York still find value in having their children learn Spanish. El Taller Latino Americano is an organization that has been teaching the “Spanish of the Americas” to both adults and children since 1979.

Skye Robinson steps off the BX32 bus on school mornings and takes a quick two-block walk to the crisp, red brick building that houses the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice. On her way, she passes the shiny, floor-to-ceiling windows of the Bronx courthouse; and next to that, an abandoned lot, cordoned off by […]