Have you ever wondered who lived in your apartment before you? Thanks to the Library’s Milstein Division, you can gain access to hundreds of resources to help solve the mystery. Philip Sutton, blogger for the New York Public Library’s Milstein Division, explains.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever.” The film is often overlooked, but what it reveals about race relations in New York, most especially Harlem in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is worth revisiting.
The nearly 33,000 garment workers in New York are facing the same troubles that European immigrants successfully tackled two generations ago. The way the unions succeeded back then was to engage in a meaningful way in people’s lives beyond the factory floor.
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late ’90s and transform it into a vital urban park.
An architect and artist who documents New York’s houses of worship discusses the evolving relationship between religious practices, cultural identity and urban life. Urban Omnibus reports.