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A pizzeria helps relief with free pie

By Thomas Wengler • Nov 28th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, News

New Park Pizza has been a staple of Howard Beach for over 55 years. Noted for its brick-oven pies and for serving only plain and Sicilian slices with minimal choices of toppings, New Park has consistently been regarded as a must for anyone visiting the neighborhood for the first time. It’s rare to walk in [...]



Point, Shoot, Repeat

By Abraham Vazquez • Aug 7th, 2012 • Category: Features, Lead Story

Focus. Composition. Light. These are the three most important components in making a “perfect photo.” This is true especially when using a film camera because you don’t want to waste any shots. But the days of film were numbered the moment the first digital camera hit the market in 1994. Now, all you need to [...]



Orange, the New Skin Tone

By Lisa Watson • Aug 7th, 2012 • Category: Features, Lead Story

Gone are the days when pale skin was a mark of wealth, proof that you never had to venture outside for work. Today, people flock to tanning salons across the country, year-round, in search of the perfect hue. “It’s like, I want to lay in a bed and get cancer,” jokes 32-year-old Melanie Santos, a [...]



Two Public-Art Proposals for the Upper East Side

By Susana Pereyra • Mar 26th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, News

The Parks Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 8, which represents the Upper East Side, met earlier this month to discuss proposals for two art exhibitions along Park Avenue, as well as to brainstorm ideas for the development of more park land and open space in the neighborhood. The exhibition proposals were introduced by Jennifer Lantzas, [...]



Despite Hardship, Residents of East New York Look Ahead

By Ivan Garcia • Dec 23rd, 2011 • Category: Editorial, Lead Story

By Ivan Garcia Empty lots, abandoned buildings, foreclosed houses and shuttered businesses populate the working-class neighborhood of East New York. As communities around the U.S. have been impacted by the economic crisis, it falls on the residents to determine their future. East New York has long been called “the ghetto,” by locals and outsiders alike, [...]



Reverie – a short film by Jhoana Herrera and Angelina Lopez

By Jhoana Herrera • Dec 17th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, Video

This film was produced in a section of Introduction to Film and Video Techniques, taught by Cassie Wagler.



A Young Filipino in New York Longs for Home

By Winnie Lau • Dec 1st, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, People

By Winnie Lau “In the Philippines, we play basketball in flip flops,” says Jasper Davis as he watches a player dunk a ball into the hoop at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan. Davis, 21, who came to America when he was 17, looks for just about anything that can remind him of his home in [...]



New Yorkers Divided on Vibram Five Fingers

By Luca Jordan • Aug 22nd, 2011 • Category: Features, Lead Story

By Luca Jordan Initially designed for running, swimming and other outdoor sports, Vibram Five Finger shoes are becoming, for some, everyday walking-around shoes. Are these gloves for the feet actually functional, or are people simply following the latest trend? Daniel Coleman, 23, was born and raised in Manhattan and recently purchased his first pair of [...]



Tight Fit

By Chrystal Graham • Aug 22nd, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, Pop Culture

By Chrystal Graham “Why the f*ck is he wearin’ dem jeans?” said a young girl to her friend as they watched an androgynous-looking young man walk by. “That’s not no boy, that’s a girl, stupid. You mad dumb!” replied the friend. Getting louder, the first girl shot back, “Yeah right, trick. I bet you $10 [...]



Stripping Her Life Away

By Chrystal Graham • Aug 7th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, People

Editor’s note: This article contains subject matter and language that some readers may find offensive. By Chrystal Graham It was a cold winter’s night, and most people in the city were either snug in their beds or on their way home. Tameka, meanwhile, was looking for her next john, wearing nothing more than lingerie and [...]