Council member Daniel Dromm lauds the visibility of Diversity Plaza as Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett stop by to promote their mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.
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A Jewish kung fu master teaches the martial art in places like a Chinatown park and an assisted-living facility.
Step inside Librería Barco De Papel in Elmhurst, one of the last remaining Spanish-language bookstores in NYC.
Caribbean family members separated by migration are telling their stories in the Barrel Stories Project, an initiative that offers both solace and resources to help navigate the experience.
A Liberian refugee who settled with his parents and sister in Hollis, Queens, more than 30 years ago returns to the old family home to restore more than just the house.
Arriel Vinson, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, reflects on her eight weeks in New York as part of the Knight CUNY J Summer Internship program.
Ingrid Stewart used a $1,200 micro loan to start a home business as an aesthetician. She got the help through the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group (TDWIG).
As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.
Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.
Chinese in New York City, who lived through the Cultural Revolution in China, recount their experiences on the 50th anniversary of the movement.
As the West African community has grown in the South Bronx, so too has the number of worshippers at Masjid Ebun Abass. Now they’re raising money for a new home.
The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.
The Pakistani community in NYC, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reacted to the news of a suicide bombing in Lahore which killed more than 70 and left scores injured.
Designer Danica Zheng, born in Singapore of Chinese origin, brings her artistry to the New York fashion scene.
The Irish Arts Center distributed thousands of free books around NYC to show another side to St. Patrick’s Day.