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Pope's Visit 2015

Pope Francis Competes with Beyonce at Under One Sky Event in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

On the eve of Pope Francis’s address to the United Nations General Assembly, an eclectic congregation of street preachers, aged hippies, political activists, Buddhist monks, and Millennials gathered in the

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Italian PhD Candidate at NYU Reflects on His New Home: America

Alessandro Vecchiato resembles every other hipster in Brooklyn: he has tousled hair and an untrimmed beard; he sips coffee as if it is the elixir of life; he rocks plain

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A Chinese Immigrant’s Life as a Nail Tech

Four years ago, at the age of 18, Danica traveled alone from her father’s farm just outside Beijing to New York. As a boarding school student, she was used to

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Nomadic dancer turned entrepreneur settles in New York

Originally from a tiny village in Germany, Regina Huber has experienced a nomadic life since the age of 26, moving between Germany, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and now the United States. She

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Leaving Island Life for a Different Kind of Paradise

A pregnant woman from the island of Antigua set out on a trip to New York City 32 years ago with the sole purpose of giving birth to her son,

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Leon Unglik Brews up a Storm as Coffee Shop Entrepreneur

At age 30, Leon Unglik moved from Melbourne to New York to take a position with a law firm and explore lifein the US. A year later, he left his

Pope's Visit 2015

The Great Pilgrimage to New York City

Despite excessive security and main street closures, many New Yorkers gladly embraced Pope Francis’ visit to New York City and tried to catch a glimpse of the Pontiff no matter

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The Road to New York as a World Citizen: An Immigrant Story

Catherine Tjan, 23, has lived in five countries, including England, Singapore, Belgium, and Germany, and attended 13 different schools.  Her last move was to the U.S. when she was nine,

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The public’s reaction to Pope Francis in New York

Pope Francis is undeniably a Bishop of modern times in some respects, with Twitter hashtags, BuzzFeed quizzes, and even Snapchat stickers, all marking his arrival to the US. It seems

Pope's Visit 2015

Francis Generates Buzz as Latest Trend to Hit NYC

Locals and tourists alike crowded New York City streets from one end to another for a chance to see Pope Francis in person. While many were drawn to him as