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.
The films at DOC NYC cross disciplines and generations in order to introduce a new audience to documentary films. Here are a selection of films that feature the city in a starring role.
New York’s armories once served as depots, parade grounds and social clubs for National Guardsmen. Today, they host sporting events, fashion shows and large-scale art installations. MetroFocus looks at the city’s three busiest armories.
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
Displaced by urban renewal in 1951, former residents of West 99th Street make a point of reuniting every year. MetroFocus spoke to the journalist who captured their story on film.
MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of Sept. 11 still shape people’s daily experiences. We scouted out Wall Street brokers, queried local shopkeepers and chatted with construction workers. Here are their portraits and their stories.
Many young people turn up on the streets or in jail after they age out of the city’s childcare system. The latest in Gotham Gazette’s poverty series looks at efforts to change that.
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.