The Guerrilla Girls are still fighting art sexism in the most badass way possible

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE Featured Illustration by: Xulin Wang One fateful morning on the island of Manhattan, New Yorkers woke up to their borough being wallpapered with Guerrilla art. The Guerilla Girls were formed in response to the MOMA’s exhibit entitled “an…

Puppies Behind Bars lets prison inmates raise service dogs

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE  Puppies Behind Bars began in New York in 1997 and its mission is to have prisoners raise and train service dogs for wounded war veterans. After 9/11 Puppies Behind Bars branched out into training explosive detection canines for law…

Haunting images of a deserted Central Park at night are both beautiful and eerie

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE Michael Massaia is a New Jersey based photographer who from 2008 to 2014 suffered from insomnia and spent his waking hours wandering around New York City. Eventually he stumbled into the renowned Central Park. The product of…

Ai Weiwei’s new art piece challenges the immigration policy

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  Millions of New Yorkers are scared for their fate as they wait for the verdict of the new immigration policy. As the new president and federal government go head to head, a division lies between immigrants and…

Solar electricity: New Brooklyn Microgrid will create community energy sharing

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS Solar power can help with the financial burden of living in a big city. With high rent eating up most of your paycheque, once the bills start to come in, finances can become stressful and overwhelming. But one…

Digital Democracy: government transparency website keeps track of state legislators

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT If the workings of your own government seem distant and obscure to you, you’re not alone. But if you’re living in California or New York, a new accountability platform called Digital Democracy wants to enlighten you about…

Crooks, pimps and prostitutes: the dark side of 1970s New York

BY: KRUPA JOSEPH The 1970s have gone down in history as a period of change. Social progressive values that began in the ’60s such as environmentalism, political awareness and the economic liberty of women, gained momentum. The developing countries began…

Hipster “discoveries” are overshadowing historic culture – and locals are pissed

BY: Victoria Heath Jeffrey Almonte is only 19 years old, but he’s already amassed fame on YouTube and Facebook. A native of East Harlem, Almonte has posted plenty of viral witty and humorous videos on his social media pages, but…

Athleticism shouldn’t equal masculinity – these self portraits show us why.

By: Lauren Ali ALL IMAGES BY RYAN JAMES CARUTHER Masculinity is described as a set of attributes or behaviours associated with being a man or a boy. If you Google, “masculinity,” images of shirtless men with rippling muscles flexing with…

This journalist quit her $95,000 job in NYC to scoop ice cream on an island

BY: Zoe Melnyk Most people don’t grow up in a southern conservative home and graduate from Yale to wind up scooping ice cream on an island in the Virgin Islands. However, many people do graduate from prestigious universities, land a…

This Bronx teacher has changed the lives of inner-city kids by helping them grow their own food

  By: JACK M. Stephen Ritz is a school teacher and administrator in one of America’s toughest and poorest districts – New York’s South Bronx. He teaches science, and his home base is one of the most troubled schools within…

Marie is a middle-class New Yorker who spends less than $5,000 a year by dumpster diving

Bright lights, tall buildings and a constant flow of excitement— at some point or another most people have dreamt of living in the Big Apple.  Like Jay Z and Alicia Keys said, it’s where dreams are made and there’s nothing…

In 2018, New York City will get the world’s first underground park

BY: TED BARNABY New York continues to perpetuate its self-claimed tittle as “greatest city in the world” with the construction of the world’s first underground park. The underground park—complete with sunlight, trees, grass and all natural green space—is rising from…