Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report of the city's public housing conditions on Monday. The good news? "Nearly 125 years after Jacob Riis published How the Other Half Lives, exposing conditions in New York City's crowded tenement buildings, the state of the city's housing stock has dramatica ... More >>
This was not, Dong-Ping Wong insisted for the millionth time, a prank phone call. No, please don't hang up. He just wanted to talk about how to clean pool water. But the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official on the other end of the line still wasn't entirely convinced. No, she hadn't rea ... More >>
Bowery Boys is a webcomic exploring life Antebellum New York through the experiences of one of the city's most notorious gangs, the self-same Bowery Boys. Every week artists and veteran comics guys Cory Levine and Ian Bertram release three panels, each furthering the story of union organizer William ... More >>
Farm Security AdministrationNipomo, California, 1936. Photo by Dorothea LangeI was pedaling my bike past Tompkins Square on a weekday afternoon, when I came upon a common sight. A long line of people started mid-block on the north side of the street, and twisted its way around the corner of ... More >>
Not an Ivy League gradIf you pay close attention, you'll notice that the New York Times is more or less a newspaper about getting your kids into an Ivy League school. The paper's knows their audience, so they host Q&As with important deans, devote entire blogs to the admissions process (with ... More >>
via Sue Scott GalleryObject, 2005 by Joanne GreenbaumLush Life, an exhibition that takes its name and inspiration from Richard Price's 2008 novel, opened yesterday at Sue Scott Gallery on Rivington Street. Staggered throughout the month, eight more exhibits curated by Franklin Evans and Omar ... More >>
As we saw in the Liberty Garment case back in February, garment workers are subject to all kinds of abuse and only slowly if ever compensated. Some weeks back, raids on Forest Uniform and its contractor Technical Garment made headlines because some of its products -- created by employees working up ... More >>
Sleaze, please! Vice and virtue duke it out in the big smutty city.
Once the heart of tenement New York, it's now home to million-dollar condos for a very different kind of settler.
Anti-cool outsiders from Eastern Europe to the East Village
Thousands of LGBT people gathered at Jacob Riis beach in Far Rockaway to frolic in the ocean, sun themselves on the beach, and dance to their favorite tunes at Black Gay Pride yesterday. Among those making an appearance at Pride in the City was noted performer Kevin Aviance, who was the victim of a ... More >>
You can go in the water again!
Requiem for a Dream
With Joel Meyerowitz in the Forbidden City
One Hundred Years of Toilets and Tenements