One in five Americans lives with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), yet there is often a lack of empathy found in discussions surrounding these life-altering ailments. There can be too much emphasis on diagnostic labels instead of putting each person as an individual first. Dionne Mobley, 49, loves to… Continue reading Photo Essay: A Day in the Life with Mental Illness
On a scorching hot Sunday afternoon in Manhattan, theater goers took refuge in the air-conditioned Lion Theater to see a one-woman play. An off-Broadway production, Recreating Keiter is an attempt at approaching several themes, all carried out through one character, one set and long monologues. The show was written and performed by Cindy Keiter, portraying… Continue reading Is it Acting if it’s just Psychoanalyzing your Life?
With a Chick-fil-A bag perched on the table in front of her, Trisha Paytas opens her YouTube video announcing that she had a rough day. She starts eating her spicy chicken sandwich and shares with her audience that she has been emotional eating recently. The 27-minute video of her eating and talking has almost half… Continue reading Korean Binge-Eaters Become YouTube Mainstream
Xinyu Cheung appears reserved with her round black-framed glasses and an orange-cased Mac as she attends NYU classes, but there is more to her than what meets the eye. The 19-year-old rising sophomore, who goes by Alice, is studying journalism and sociology, while also minoring in business at Stern. She was raised as an only… Continue reading NYU International Student Defies Stereotypes
While every American knows to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, it is less common to hear of festivities on Flag Day. June 14th is a day devoted to celebrating the flag every year, but many Americans are unaware of this holiday or do little to celebrate. To see what people think about Flag… Continue reading Humans of New York Speak on Flag Day
On a scorching Saturday afternoon, dog lovers flocked to NYC’s first dog-friendly café located in the East Village for the cool drinks, friendly company, and an adoption event. Boris & Horton opened in January as a coffee shop that allows owners to bring their dogs. The Tiffany-blue coated walls hold separate spaces for where their… Continue reading First Dog-Friendly Café Saves Rescues Along the Way
Herrick Goldman, 48, is a lighting designer in New York City who resides in Brooklyn You were originally born in NYC, but grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. What made you move back here? My dad grew up here and went to NYU. My mom went to Columbia.… Continue reading Lighting Up NYC, from Theaters to Business
A thin, dark-haired woman wearing a red flowered dress perched on a dark wooden bench, rocking back and forth, a concerned look expressed across her face. Amid the high ceilings and dark wooden paneling, the woman appeared small compared to the power of the criminal justice system at 100 Center St. in downtown Manhattan. … Continue reading Night Court in the City that Never Sleeps