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Sister’s Uptown Bookstore Brings New Energy to Harlem!

I walked in on, “We gotta put our heads together and figure out how to get these boys reading,” and knew I found home-away-from-home in Harlem. Janifer Wilson, founder and

Features

3 Tips from a Street Style Photographer: Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

It’s New York Fashion Week, and people are hungry. The designers are hungry for praise. The show attendees are hungry for attention from the press. And the models? Well, you

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The Chapel That Stood: A Morning of Remembrance and Reconciliation at St. Paul’s Chapel

  “It stood. Not a window broken. Not a stone dislodged. It stood when nothing else did.” 

Students

A Path Well Traveled: Jonathan Yang’s Journey to Becoming A Doctor

Jonathan Yang, a 24-year-old doctoral student at Washington University, has lived in four counties and six states in his life. Yang grew up in Taipei, Taiwan an only child, but

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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

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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,