Saving Manhattan’s Chinatown

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.


Portals to Other Worlds

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Art can bring people together. That’s the goal of Shared Studios’ “Portals” project, which uses audio-visual hookups in old shipping containers in New York to connect people around the world.

During “The Museum Imagined” show curated by Lily Wei, participants got the chance to enter the portal in Chelsea’s Danese/Corey gallery and communicate with folks in Afghanistan, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Honduras and Mexico.


“League of Legends”-Con Booms

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Born in Korea in the 1990s, eSports are growing increasingly popular in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia. “League of Legends,” with more than 67 million players each month, is the champion of the genre. The online fantasy game, created in 2009, began with 40 characters and now has more than 125.

Scores of fans, many dressed as some of those characters, flocked to a celebration of “League of Legends,” hosted by its creator, Riot Games, and Tribeca Games. Riot Games executives promised that more characters are on tap.


Doctors Diagnose Pact Problems

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal recently struck by President Obama has spurred contention on multiple fronts – including within the prescription drug market.

The treaty would extend patent protections on certain prescription medications – spurring fears that prices will rise, making them less affordable, especially for the poor.

Doctors, medical students and activists convened outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s Manhattan headquarters to voice opposition to the dozen-nation trade pact, which is subject to the approval of Congress.



Artists Ousted From Harlem

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Party at Mile 17

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

A Race For Tour Companies

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Ghosts of Greenwich Village

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Halloween Tots on Parade

Saturday, October 31st, 2015