Tag: New York City

The dangerous realities of taking the subway

Photo courtesy of Laura James, Pexels. New York natives will tell you the subway has never been safe, and they have a toolbox of protective measures they take while waiting for their train. This is especially true for women in the city, who face startling levels of violence.  “I feel safe […]

New Jersey and New York continue to fight COVID-19

Photo courtesy of Noam Galai, Getty Images COVID-19 has caused a massive uproar nationwide. There have been unprecedented unemployment rates across the country, stock markets have dipped severely over the last month and a $2 trillion stimulus package was signed into law giving $1,200 to all Americans except dependents, where […]

Bloomberg reverses his stance on stop-and-frisk

Photo courtesy of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Wikipedia Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially reversed his support on the infamous “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy. His support of this strategy initially wreaked havoc on the African American and Latino communities in the city for a decade.  The stop-and-frisk tactic gave police […]

Harry Styles debuts his new song on SNL this week

Photo courtesy of vagueonthehow, Flickr As the clock struck 11:30pm in the Big Apple, fans all over turned their TVs to NBC to watch Harry Styles take on double duty on “Saturday Night Live” as this week’s host and musical performer.  Though this is not Styles’ first time appearing on […]

Plastic bags should be banned across the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Stockman, Flickr As a nation of 327.2 million people and counting, we should follow New York’s example of discontinuing the use of plastic bags. Nearly two weeks ago, it was determined that New York would become the second state to ban plastic bags, second to California […]

Ramapo professor displays photography in exhibit

Photo courtesy of Robbie Bulilan Professor Warner Wada’s one-person exhibit of black and white photography, featuring 1970s-era Pittsburgh and present-day New York City from as recent as 2018, is on display in the Pascal Gallery of the Berrie Center. Photographs from the exhibition titled “Warner Wada’s Photographs: Pittsburgh 1975-77, New […]