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A Pandemic Creation

Maria Collins, Guest Writer May 3, 2021

A phone screen lights up with a notification: “@bummertheband is live on Instagram.” A viewer enters the livestream, finding themselves transported to a small music studio enclosed by walls adorned...

July 2019: The Marìas’ concert at The Bowery Ballroom. Prior to COVID-19, audience members could stand mask-less, shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers. Photo by Maria Collins.

Life Without Live Music

Maria Collins, Guest Writer March 18, 2021

Doors open at seven o’clock ... line starts forming at six o’clock. Metal barricades provide inanimate direction for crowds to form a snaking queue along the city sidewalks. In icy winter weather,...

The Best Sweets To Get Your Sweetheart (Or Yourself) This Valentine’s Day in NYC

The Best Sweets To Get Your Sweetheart (Or Yourself) This Valentine’s Day in NYC

Meg Masseron, Features Editor February 11, 2021

For most people, one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Valentine’s Day is all the sweet stuff. Chocolate, cupcakes, even sweet-smelling rose bouquets. While this year, you may...

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

The MTA during the COVID-19 era

Anaya Bond, Guest Writer 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...

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NYC College Students Are Struggling With Food Insecurity

Viviana Metzgar, Guest Writer 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!

Daniela Sanchez-Olivares, Guest Writer 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...

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9/11 Memorial

Gabrielle Fiorella, 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...

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Upcycling in NYC

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer 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...

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NY Plastic Ban

Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer 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...

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The Rise of the Face Mask

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer 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

Averee Nelson, Staff Writer 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...

This photograph is courtesy of David Bailey

Reveal of the Next Met Gala Theme

Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer 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...

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