Could you leave your conventional career behind in order to pursue your dreams? In this episode of Undercurrent, we profile Ming, who goes by the “Sax of Shaolin” when he performs in New York City’s subway system.
Brooklyn is big. Seventy square miles. Ample room for the more than 2.6 million people live here. Some of those people pay a high premium to live in recently constructed high rise towers. And then—and then—try to guess what they do.
You like Airbnb? Sure, sure, great. Would you like Airbnb as much if you knew that its mere existence was costing you, personally, an extra thousand bucks a year in rent?
The New York City Housing Authority oversees 176,000 apartments in our city, making it the nation’s largest public housing authority. It needs to spend so much money on repairs. So much money. The number is very big.
With less than 24 hours to go before New Yorkers head to the polls to pick their city’s mayor, one of the men vying for the job really wants you to see an extremely Islamophobic tweet of his.
Muslim communities around the country are grieving over the terror attack that left eight people dead in lower Manhattan—but that won’t stop the frustratingly familiar cycle of blame, suspicion, and Islamophobia that Muslim Americans often experience after incidents like these.
Yesterday, a bloodthirsty man drove a truck down a sidewalk in Manhattan, killing eight people. Are your friends in New York City okay? I can virtually guarantee it. Yes.
Two of New York’s top attorneys have joined together to call for an end to one of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s most controversial tactics: arrests that take place inside courthouses.
The summer is hot and the trains are stopped. As you sit on a stalled subway train somewhere deep underground, enjoy our newest installment of people from inside the MTA telling you exactly what is wrong with the MTA.
Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?
Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.
Are “the arts” important? Yes. Are museums nice? Yes. Does Mike Bloomberg give a lot of money to good causes? Yes. Is any of this a good reason to give $75 million to build a Manhattan art museum? No.
We take it as a given that the New York Times Real Estate section is the most hilariously blatant example of blinkered classism this side of the Victorian era. Obviously. Sometimes, though, they really outdo even themselves.
Two prestigious prize winners—from one small school?