City Life

City Life

Reality of the American Dream for Mexican Immigrants in New York City

Mexican immigrants typically cross the border into the United States in pursuit of the American Dream. Some join their families already there, while some make the transition alone and send

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Joseph Miranda, the Salvadoran who wants to save the world

José “Joseph” Miranda came to the United States as a timid 7-year-old boy from El Salvador who didn’t speak English. Now, at 25, he works the night shift behind a

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Fashioned for Everyone: A NYFW Event Shows the Beauty in Disability

In the Western fashion world, beauty standards still cling tight to the size zero frames that slink across high-end catwalks. However, the modern call for diversity leaves many consumers wanting

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Busking: A dying artform

In the south exit tunnel of the West 4th Street subway station, 77-year-old Baba Chico sits on a red milk crate with a pair of bongos cradled between his knees.

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If I Can Make it There…

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway,
They say there’s always magic in the air…  Perhaps George Benson said, or rather sang, it best in his 1978 hit “On

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The Peanut Gallery

It is 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday night at Manhattan’s Criminal Court House, and a peanut gallery sits in the back rows of the courtroom benches, whispering a running commentary

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Party Princesses

Part-time princesses are part of a growing market of birthday party entertainment. But what is it like to don the ballgown and lead circle time with the kids? — Some