The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but in New York’s neighborhoods of color, the twin crises of foreclosures and joblessness are still big stories. This slideshow features a series of images taken in Jamaica, Queens, one of city’s hardest hit neighborhoods for foreclosures.
This is not a winning combination. Police and fire departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
Did you know that the Civil War brought thousands of Confederate prisoners of war to Governors Island and killed more soldiers from New York than any other state? MetroFocus got down and dirty with Civil War reenactors (or “living historians,” as they prefer to be known) on Governors Island this weekend.
In less than a month, I’ll marry into a Russian-speaking family in Brooklyn. That’s why sitting down to watch the premiere of Lifetime’s new reality series “Russian Dolls” was a matter close to the heart.
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it. Gotham Gazette reports.
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city’s delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
The New York Public Library’s menu collection illuminates the fascinating, often strange shifts in the city’s belly, as well as its heart.
High-fashion handbags designed, assembled and distributed by Brooklynites and a video game with an old-school feel for those who seek a virtual taste of the bohemian lifestyle.