Four longtime residents tell stories about their neighborhood – one that holds a special place in African American history & culture.
A writer, a baker, an entrepreneur & an educator tell stories about a neighborhood that has seen a lot of change, but always maintained its creative spirit.
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.
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.
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” that moved into Westbeth Artists’ Housing in 1970.