Small business owners, an immigration attorney and a beloved jokester show you around the most diverse neighborhood of ‘The World’s Borough.’
Renowned Latin musicians, a chestnut magnate and a community activist are your guides to the diverse, vibrant and resilient neighborhoods of the South Bronx.
Artists, musicians & a family of butchers are your guides to this “little bohemia” that went from the edge of development to center stage.
Take a stroll down Court Street, where Italian Mom & Pop shops hold fast amid an onslaught of new, trendy boutiques & changing demographics.
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.
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.
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.
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 will be greatly missed. It was our privilege to spend time with him, and he taught us the true meaning of the Greek word filoxenia – “You welcome the stranger like a friend, and then you absorb them in and make them like your family.” Our thoughts and love go out to his family.
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 both old and new, thanks in no small part to the charms of its owners.
In 1973, Welfare Island was renamed Roosevelt Island, and the Elinson’s were one of the first families to move into this new, affordable community. From hospital ruins to community gardens, Sande Elinson walks us through the past 40 years of this storied island’s history.