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Politics Rebuilding Little Pakistan In 2002, Mohammad Razvi started the Council of Peoples Organization to help his community.
Science & Tech Life’s a Beach Sand is the world’s most widely consumed natural resource, besides water. What will happen when we run out of it?
Business The Battle for New York City’s Trash A new law threatens the livelihoods of those who scavenge scrap metal on the street.
Culture Landmark Architect Thierry Despont has transformed New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, and now the Cartier mansion.
Culture Treasures in the Trash Tour a collection of treasures plucked from thirty-four years’ worth of New York City garbage.
Culture The End of Darkness In our increasingly light-polluted world, what does it take to glimpse a truly dark night sky?
Culture The World’s Oldest Mime At eighty-seven years old, Richmond Shepard has devoted his life to the art of nonverbal communication.
Culture Dead Ringer A cinematic farewell to the days when the phone booth was an urban icon and a New York City necessity.
Culture Brooklyn’s Most Cluttered Bookstore John Scioli, the owner of the Community Bookstore, in Brooklyn, prepares to shutter a neighborhood institution.
Culture Music and Magic on the Shuttle Train New York City’s shortest and oldest subway line, the Shuttle train, may also be the most musical line.
Politics New York, in Solidarity with Paris Hundreds of people gathered at the 9/11 memorial to pay tribute to the victims of last week’s Paris attacks. The French Consul General, Bertrand Lortholary, spoke of resilience and unity.
Culture Homeless in New York: The Other Millennials They’re recognizable by their overstuffed backpacks, dogs, and cardboard panhandling signs. They’ve been given many labels: gutter punks, crusties, street kids; when the weather grows cold, many will hitchhike or “hop freight” to warmer cities in the South or out West.
Culture Pope Francis at St. Patrick’s In his first public appearance in New York, Pope Francis took part in evening prayers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, on Thursday evening. The service, attended by about twenty-five hundred clergy members, was in sharp contrast to the festive scene outside the cathedral.
Culture Twilight at the Velodrome New York was once the world capital of track cycling. Today, only one velodrome remains: the bumpy oval in Kissena Park, which is home to a summer racing series.
Culture High-Rise-Window Washers of Manhattan Thirty years ago, John McDermott and John Wren were young daredevils in need of union benefits, so they signed up for one of New York’s most dangerous professions: high-rise-window washing.
Culture Endangered Species Light Up the Empire State Building Between 9 P.M. and midnight on August 1st, the southern face of the New York City skyscraper became a giant projection screen filled with images of a snow leopard, a manta ray, and other imperilled land and sea creatures.
Culture The Men Walking Every Block in New York City The five boroughs contain more than six thousand miles of streets. William Helmreich and Matt Green plan to walk each one.
Culture Elizabeth Streb’s Action-Hero Choreography Elizabeth Streb’s action heroes rehearse “Ascension.”
Politics Hillary Clinton and Usain Bolt’s Day at the Races Hillary Clinton and Usain Bolt are running different races, but there are similarities: pageantry and élite competitors.
Science & Tech A Day with Jérôme Jarre: How the Snapchat Gets Made Jérôme Jarre, a twenty-four-year-old Frenchman with more than one and a half million “friends” on Snapchat, is one of the platform’s top stars. Here he creates a Snapchat story to promote a new, big-budget film for a client.
Culture The Making of a GoPro Video How Aaron Chase, a professional mountain biker, films his daredevil feats.
Culture A Surfer’s Saturday at Rockaway Beach Who would have thought that New York has its own surfing community? It's in the Rockaways, and the Rockaway Beach Surf Club plays an integral role. On a recent Saturday, Brandon d'Leo, the club's co-owner, showed us around.
Culture Storyboard P and the Brooklyn Bridge Storyboard P, né Saalim Muslim, a street dancer from Brooklyn, dances to the sunrise.
Culture Art Spiegelman Tours His Retrospective The cartoonist Art Spiegelman gives a tour of his retrospective at the Jewish Museum.
Culture A Song for Gus the Polar Bear Gus, the Central Park polar bear, died this summer at the age of twenty-seven.
Business The View from the Garment District Karen and Teddy Sadaka, the co-owners of Apparel Production Inc., discuss the decline of the garment district in the past four decades and their skepticism toward corporate promises to bring mass garment production back to the United States.
Culture Compost State of Mind Christine Datz-Romero, the executive director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, takes us into the world of composting in New York City.
Culture Throw Like a Girl: The Comets The New York/New Jersey Comets, one of four teams in National Pro Fastpitch, a women's professional softball league, is the metro area's newest professional sports team.
Culture Annals of the City: The Department of Records New York City's entire history is managed by the Department of Records, in downtown Manhattan. Eileen Flannelly, the deputy commissioner, and Kenneth Cobb, the assistant commissioner, show us around.
Culture The Burlesque Performer Dirty Martini Takes it Off! Pari Dukovic's photograph of the burlesque performer Dirty Martini accompanies Joan Acocella’s piece “Take It Off.” After the shoot, Pari made this short Super 8 film with the “queen of the so-called ‘new burlesque,' " at The Slipper Room.
Business The Art of an Iconic Lower East Side Bar Ulli Rimkus, the owner of the Lower East Side bar Max Fish, gives a tour of the art on its walls and considers the future of her business.
Culture Bring in the Ballerinas Photographer Zach Gross captures Diana Vishneva and Natalia Osipova as they dance in the Metropolitan Opera House's performance of “Onegin.”
Culture Sarah Sze on the High Line Sarah Sze on her installation for the High Line, “Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat).”
Culture The Dog Squad Officer Wayne Rothschild talks about his bond with his partner—a German shepherd named Danz—and instructs Danz to leap over hurdles and climb obstacles in one of the N.Y.P.D.’s canine-training courses, on Roosevelt Island.
Culture Groundbreakers: Green architecture in New York City Paul Goldberger tours three of New York's greenest offices.
Culture Ten Years Later The photographer Christopher Anderson documents New York City ten years after 9/11.
Culture The Skyline, Redrawn Matteo Pericoli talks about drawing the Manhattan skyline and the evolution of lower Manhattan during the past dozen years.
Culture Ricky Powell, in “Everybody Street” Ricky Powell discusses street photography in this exclusive expanded excerpt from “Everybody Street.”
Culture Joel Meyerowitz, in “Everybody Street” Joel Meyerowitz discusses street photography in this exclusive expanded excerpt from “Everybody Street.”
Culture Bruce Davidson, in “Everybody Street” Bruce Davidson discusses street photography in this exclusive expanded excerpt from “Everybody Street.”
Culture Rhinemaidens Rising: Behind the Scenes Martin Schoeller photographs the Rhinemaidens of The Metropolitan Opera's production of Wagner's "Das Rheingold" at the the Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain.