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The MTA during the COVID-19 era

Figure 2 L Train 14th street- Canarsie Local at 1st ave, Broadway Junction, Bedfort ave.
December 21, 2020

Almost 8 months after New York City’s initial lock down the city is still struggling to bounce back. One of the hardest hit was the MTA who is trying to continue service but enforce safety. Millions...

NYC College Students Are Struggling With Food Insecurity

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November 25, 2020

Food insecurity not only includes not having enough to eat, based on an average of three meals a day, but it also relates to the quality of food available. Fast food is plentiful in New York City with...

New to the city? Check out these Unique & Safe Attractions!

New to the city? Check out these Unique & Safe Attractions!
September 23, 2020

Color Me Mine  Color Me Mine is offering guests a safe and creatively engaging experience in NYC! They have recently started offering an outdoor seating area where you’re able to relax and be creative...

9/11 Memorial

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Reflections from the Editor-in-Chief
September 12, 2020

Yesterday, 19 years ago, the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were tragically destroyed when two planes, hijacked by terrorists, were flown into the two buildings. The lives...

Upcycling in NYC

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March 16, 2020

Starting on March 1st, New York became the third state to ban the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags to consumers. California, Oregon, and now New York, are the only three states with a ban...

NY Plastic Ban

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March 16, 2020

On the 1st of March, 2020, the state of New York officially enacted a ban on single-use plastic bags. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says the state circulates at least 23 Billion...

The Rise of the Face Mask

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Fashion Statement or Flu Prevention
February 18, 2020

Within the past few years, American culture has seen a rise in what is considered “HypeBeast” Streetwear. This sense of fashion being loosely defined as a person that follows a specific trend in fashion...

Dog Culture in New York City

Dog Culture in New York City
A Glimpse into the Lives of Dogs
December 16, 2019

Man’s best friend is brought into an art form at The American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog, where faux barking echoes off of the elevated ceilings and where not a single real dog is in sight. Shadows...

Reveal of the Next Met Gala Theme

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About Time: Fashion and Duration
December 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute has been bathed in the luscious pink of Camp: Notes on Fashion for the past five months. The Met Gala this past May churned out some of the best looks...

A Guide to New York’s Museums

A Guide to New York's Museums
The best way to explore outside of your burrough
November 11, 2019

Living in NYC can be exciting but how many of us actually make the effort to visit the different areas that the city has to offer. The Monitor is here to help give you that push by letting you in on some...

Artistic Value Questioned with Practice of Graffiti

Artistic Value Questioned with Practice of Graffiti
Is Graffiti Vandalism or Freedom of Expression?
November 2, 2019

Graffiti is an artistic concept that is constantly being scrutinized by neighborhoods and businesses. While many people consider it vandalism by law, others consider it a form of artistic expression...

Mount Vernon Museum Entices Attendees with Murder Mystery

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Visit the 18th Century NYC Hotel
November 2, 2019

Halloween is just around the corner and many places have already begun to set the scene for the spookiest and most candy-filled holiday. Living in New York, it can be extremely difficult to find fun and...

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