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Created 29 Sep 2021
  • Washed away by the High Line
    19 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Ten years ago you could stand in front of Brownfeld Auto Service on 11th Avenue and smell the fuel that gave a stretch of Chelsea its name: Gasoline Alley. Now you see galleries, high rises and the ne...
  • Overlooked No More
    18 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    When Nicholas Athanail first moved to the Flatiron district in 1995, the neighborhood was on the cusp of redefining itself, but an undeniable eeriness still seized the district. Remote, silent, and va...
  • Coffee Rules in Manhattan: Despite COVID-19 and a changing city landscape, bean-centric businesses thrive
    17 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    In 2012, when James Jung decided to open a coffee shop, he looked at different possible neighborhoods in Manhattan – Midtown, the Upper East Side – before settling on Morningside Heights, with its dee...
  • Proliferation of methadone clinics threaten Harlem’s boom
    16 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Littered syringe and empty beer bottles found on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Marcus Garvey Park on the steps leading to the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower. (Photo by Chantal Vaca) Over a hundred disgr...
  • Is it El Barrio? Or is it the Upper East Side?
    15 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    Photo by Shira Moolten The time had come for Claudia Munoz-Campos to decide: the Whole Foods on the Upper East Side, a nine minute walk downtown from her apartment in East Harlem, or the Whole Foods o...
  • Illegal Dwellings Challenged by Ida
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    New York City woke up to eleven casualties in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida last month. In its wake, it rediscovered a historically invisible world of people who live underground, in basement apartme...
  • No, you can’t live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard: 300 Acres in New York where no one will ever live
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    There’s a place in Brooklyn on the East River that is every developer’s dream. Located between Downtown and Williamsburg, with Manhattan and river views, waterfront access, a major thread in the tapes...
  • Opportunity Knocks: Even when forced to close during the pandemic, some eateries still found ways to expand
    10 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    The flavors of Korea begin along Northern Boulevard in Flushing. From ginseng boiled chicken, kimchi stew to beef barbeque, there are hundreds of restaurants serving authentic Korean food. Hahm Ji Bac...
  • Once
    09 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    It is not just the rushing wind and lapping waves that send a shiver down the spine as you walk along the narrow riverfront of Roosevelt Island. Across the East River are glittering views of Manhattan...
  • Empty Storefronts hit the Upper East Side
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    When it comes to real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. One of the most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan, the Upper East Side was once a retailer’s dream, composed of establishe...
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