Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Joseph McCoy used to board the N train directly at 18th Avenue, but now has to ride two stations back towards Coney Island before heading into Manhattan. Although the extra ride to Bay Parkway only takes a few minutes, the time gap between incoming trains usually tacks an additional 30 minutes onto his commute.
“I definitely get up earlier,” said McCoy, a high school student. “I need to get dressed faster, sleep a little less. It’s very annoying.”
Monday, February 29th, 2016
In Manhattan’s most culturally distinct neighborhood, long-term residents are fighting for their way of life.
Xue Yu Zhu, 56, lives at 113 Madison Street in the heart of Chinatown, nestled between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. “The landlord wants to kick out all the Chinese people and rent to white people. So they’re always harassing the tenants,” said Zhu.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
A cooking school and restaurant featuring healthy, locally grown food is looking to revolutionize the neighborhood’s food culture.
The yet-to-be-named school has leased space inside 69 Belmont Ave. — formerly home to a 99-cent store — and hopes to open by the fall. It’s now accepting applications from interested students, and will offer free tuition, organizers said.
Friday, January 29th, 2016
Late last fall, an app designed to block news about Donald Trump debuted. Now as his presidential campaign forges on into 2016, small-time developers are turning their efforts to Trump-inspired games: Dump on Trump, Trumpealo, and Trump Flappy Hair. There’s even Derrota a Trump, Spanish for “defeat Trump.”