Longtime residents show us what life is like in Flushing, Queens, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City.
Four longtime residents show us their Bronx neighborhood. Still holding strong to its Italian roots, it is more diverse than meets the eye.
Longtime residents – a barber, fishmonger, educator & activist – share their love for this diverse and resilient Brooklyn neighborhood.
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.
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.
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 at the Carroll Gardens storefront.
For Emma and her husband, running the Long Island Restaurant and Bar was a labor of love. The Brooklyn Heights establishment has since changed hands, but it still has Emma’s heart.
Mr. Duckett has been a Crown Heights resident since the 1960’s, but he wasn’t always a barber. Find out what brought him to the profession and how he’s seen the neighborhood change.
Spike and his friends grew up swimming in the East River, dancing at the Pepsi Cola club, and starting trouble on the railroad yard of Long Island City, Queens.