When driving north to leave the city on the Bronx River Parkway, just passing Gun Hill Road in the North Bronx, the rolling hills and quiet beauty of the Woodlawn Cemetery accompany the way.
Founded during the third year of the Civil War, the Woodlawn Cemetery was designed as a “rural cemetery,” a product of the Romantic Era. Throughout the years it has managed to remain so, and has become an oasis of art, history and ecology in the midst of a growing city.
In the words of Edward Streeter, writer of “The story of the Woodlawn Cemetery,” “to pass through its great entrance gates into the tree shaded roads is like entering another world.” Continue reading
The thermometers drop, the days are shorter: winter is near. It is time to turn on the heaters, show off new coats and indulge in pumpkin lattes.
But these winter luxuries have not always been around. So what did people do a hundred years ago to prepare for the lower thirties? Continue reading
From Sept. 15 through October New York City threw itself into Hispanic Heritage Month, a commemoration of the culture and history of the largest minority in the US. On Nov.1, as the month closed, author and performer Michele Carlo joined forces with alternative bookstore Bluestockings, in the East Village, and put together “Funny Fierce Fearless Latinas”: a celebration of the Latino way of life, through the unique voice and point of view of Hispanic women. Continue reading
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In New York, almost half of the population was born overseas. For these adopted New Yorkers, the idea of “home” is divided between “here” and “there”. So, now that they live in the capital media of the world, how do they keep up to speed with what’s going on thousands of miles away?
We found three of this 4-odd million individuals and let their accents talk us through how they learn about “home.” Continue reading
The financial crisis takes no prisoners. If there is something we have learned in the past months, it is that people are losing it all to recession: their jobs, their houses, their sanity.
“Star Wars” fans, otakus and “Archie” comic book readers, behold: the annual New York Comic Con has a place for all of you.
Since 2006, New York Comic Con has been attracting an eclectic herd of graphic novel experts, anime enthusiasts and comic fans from all over the country. The convention gives the attendees the chance to meet their favorite authors, chat with fellow devotees or become the protagonists of their beloved stories for a few hours.
The 2011 edition was held on October 13th, 14th 15th and 16th at the Javits Center, in the heart of the publishing, media and entertainment capital of the world – Gotham City.
Thousands of comic, anime and cult-movie aficionados congregated at the 2011 edition of New York Comic Con from Oct.13 to Oct. 16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. (NYCNews Service/Patricia Rey Mallén)
Desperate times call for desperate measures. One of the many ways the crisis has changed the life of Americans is by leading us give up one of our favorite vices: spending money we do not have on things we do not need. Continue reading
Reality surpasses fiction. Heroes are actually human. It will all be ok in the end… or will it? There are not enough clichés to describe the recent story of Greece, center of the financial world crisis, threat to European stability and all-around drama worth of being sung by Homer. Continue reading
With the US economy still in a funk and the opportunities for jobs looking scarcer than ever, many have started thinking that the only option is to throw caution into the wind, set sail and look for better opportunities beyond the border. Continue reading