CHELSEA, MANHATTAN

In Chelsea, railways, docks & factories have become parks, galleries & tourist attractions. But it is still a working community for the people that call it home....

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, MANHATTAN

A stockbroker, a shoemaker & three brothers in the jewelry business are your tour guides to the Financial District – a working neighborhood turned “it” place to live....

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

From Giglio Feast to Three Kings Parade to legendary art opening, Williamsburg’s Italian, Puerto Rican & creative residents tell the evolution of this hipster hood....

IN MEMORIUM

On November 4, 2014, Gus Vlahavas, longtime proprietor of Tom’s Restaurant in Prospect Heights, passed away due to respiratory complications. He was beloved by so many and his warmth and spirit ...

Episode 12: JOE & SARAH, WILLIAMSBURG

Joe & Sarah have seen Williamsburg change from a working-class immigrant community to a hipster haven. But Caffe Capri still maintains its old-school character and is a favorite spot for residents...

Episode 10: PAWNEE SILLS, WEST VILLAGE

  When Pawnee Sills graduated from high school, she left her parent’s farm in North Carolina and moved to New York City to become an actor. She also became part of the community of “pioneers...

Episode 9: JAY RACHMIEL, STATEN ISLAND

Jay Rachmiel’s father opened South Side Hardware in 1923, and Jay took the place over in 1965. Today he provides service with a smile to customers he’s grown up with, running one of the last mom &...

EPISODE 8: JOE CHIRICO, CARROLL GARDENS

Joe Chirico’s mother, Marietta, opened a dry goods store to supplement the family income during the Great Depression. Today Joe is in his 90s and is still selling socks, underwear and cobbler aprons...