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Remembering Jazz Greats in 'Last Stop on the 4 Train' Play

Remembering Jazz Greats in ‘Last Stop on the 4 Train’

by Jamilah King on July 25 2014, 10:30AM

A trip to visit the final resting place of some of the genre’s greatest musicians.

Topics: Culture

Demolition of Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz to Begin in August

Demolition of Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz to Begin in August

by Jamilah King on July 21 2014, 11:42AM

But the building’s owners insist that they’ll still provide a home for graffiti writers.

Topics: Culture

NYC Names Chinatown Street for Bullied Pvt. Danny Chen

NYC Names Chinatown Street for Bullied Pvt. Danny Chen

by Jamilah King on May 21 2014, 10:57AM

The 19-year-old committed suicide in 2011.

Topics: Culture

How the Most Ambitious Affordable Housing Plan in the Country Falls Short

How the Most Ambitious Affordable Housing Plan in the Country Falls Short

by Imara Jones on May 7 2014, 9:10AM

Should New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort on affordable housing falter, it would be a setback not only for the city over which he presides but for all who share his progressive vision in the United States and around the world.

Topics: Economic Justice

Muslims Push to Add Holidays to New York City School Calendar

Muslims Push to Add Holidays to New York City School Calendar

by Jamilah King on April 18 2014, 10:26AM

Muslim students make up about 10 percent of the city’s public school population.

Topics: Culture

NYC's Gentrification, Seen Through Google Street View GIFs

NYC’s Gentrification, Seen Through Google Street View GIFs

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 12:42PM

Incredible images that show a devastating reality.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

High Rise Condos to Replace NYC Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

High Rise Condos to Replace NYC Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:16AM

The battle between developers and graffiti writers is being dragged out in court.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Why Superstorm Sandy is Still Wreaking Havoc on Poor Communities

Why Superstorm Sandy is Still Wreaking Havoc on Poor Communities

by Imara Jones on October 29 2013, 7:00AM

One year later Sandy’s disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities continues in shocking ways.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy

Pete Rock and CL Smooth Reunite for Rock Steady's Anniversary

Pete Rock and CL Smooth Reunite for Rock Steady’s Anniversary

by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 9:29AM

It’s summertime in the city and good music is in rotation.

Topics: /NOW

New York City's Anti-Ice Cream Truck Exists For A Very Good Reason

New York City’s Anti-Ice Cream Truck Exists For A Very Good Reason

by Jamilah King on July 24 2013, 10:07AM

A new outreach campaign explains why.

Topics: /NOW

NYC Gave Hundreds of High School Graduates Post-It Notes Instead of Diplomas

by Jamilah King on June 23 2013, 9:58AM

Graduation season is almost over, but hundreds of newly minted high school graduates in New York City have yet to recieve their diplomas thanks to a computer system glitch. Turns out that the company tasked with grading the students’ Regents…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New York's Public Housing Tenants Sue Over Slow Pace of Repairs

New York’s Public Housing Tenants Sue Over Slow Pace of Repairs

by Jamilah King on April 30 2013, 10:42AM

The Big Apple is a bad landlord, according to a new lawsuit.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can't Pay for Food

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can’t Pay for Food

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 4:33PM

New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Who's Going to Fix NYC Subways After Hurricane Sandy? Public Workers

Who’s Going to Fix NYC Subways After Hurricane Sandy? Public Workers

by Jamilah King on October 30 2012, 12:48PM

It’s time to thank your transit workers. Here’s why.

Topics: /NOW

Chicano Poet Takes on Anti-Muslim 'Savage' Ads [Video]

Chicano Poet Takes on Anti-Muslim ‘Savage’ Ads [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 26 2012, 4:01PM

Spoken word artist Mark Gonzales takes on the racist advertisements paid for by Pamela Geller and her organization the American Freedom Defense Initiative that referred to Muslims as savages.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New Yorkers Tag Racist 'Savage' Jihad Subway Ads

New Yorkers Tag Racist ‘Savage’ Jihad Subway Ads

by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 2:28PM

A collection of anti-Muslim ads have been making their way across the country. And in each city, they’re being met with a good dose of truth-telling.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

New York City Becoming Less Dominican, More Mexican, Census Finds

New York City Becoming Less Dominican, More Mexican, Census Finds

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2012, 1:01PM

More Dominicans left New York City than arrived since 2000 while the growth of Mexican immigrants nearly bumped them ahead of South Americans into third place among Latinos in NYC, according to Census data analysed by the population division of…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Bronx Tale: How Racism Created Poverty, and Still Perpetuates It

A Bronx Tale: How Racism Created Poverty, and Still Perpetuates It

by Kai Wright on December 16 2011, 10:20AM

The poverty in which millions of people of color live is not accidental. It’s the result of decades of political choices that first created ghettos and then left them prey to a growing industry that profits from their existence. The Bronx offers a uniquely clear example.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy

Jimmy 'Rent-Too-Damn-High' McMillan Is Getting Evicted

Jimmy ‘Rent-Too-Damn-High’ McMillan Is Getting Evicted

by Jorge Rivas on August 5 2011, 11:16AM

The man who shook up the New York gubernatorial campaign with his catch slogan is getting the boot because his “rent is too damn low.” Still, he was right about everybody else’s rent.

Topics: Economy

Remnants of an African-American Past Found Beneath Central Park

Remnants of an African-American Past Found Beneath Central Park

by Jamilah King on July 29 2011, 11:12AM

Researchers are working to reconstruct the lives of black residents who were pushed out by developers in the mid-19th century.

Topics: History

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