Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

The Rise of the Longboarders

By Jude Buenaseda • Aug 6th, 2013 • Category: Features

“Do an Ollie!” a random man yells at a group of skaters passing by. “I can’t, it’s a longboard!” says one of the skaters as they zoom by. A vintage style of skateboarding is once again on the rise on New York City’s streets. They move in groups, slashing through traffic and speeding up to make [...]

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 [...]

In Brooklyn, Conditions That Recall Tenement Slums

By Zuleyka Indarte • Dec 22nd, 2010 • Category: Features, Lead Story

By Zuleyka Indarte The walls are cracked, with extremely hot pipes jutting out, ready to burn any skin that comes into contact; the drains are leaky; and the kitchen window is broken. These are the conditions that many residents of several apartment buildings on a single block along Willoughby Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn are calling [...]

Anarchists Unite, and Eat, in Brooklyn

By Timothy Baker • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: Features

By Tim Baker In an industrial section of South Williamsburg, there is a warehouse-style door, adorned with graffiti, distinguished from the dozens just like it on Flushing Street by a single piece of paper, taped at eye level once every two weeks. It reads: “Grub Inside!” Grub, as the biweekly gathering at “Surreal Estate” is [...]