Cuba 2016: Change, Promise, Hurdles

Baruch students report from Cuba … [Read Story]


Open for Business, at Home, in Havana

By Rebecca Ungarino, Mark Garzon and Jessica Nieberg … [Read Story]

Raul Rodriguez, a shoemaker and repairman, is a licensed cuentapropista. Photo by Jessica Nieberg.

Havana at Street Level

Photo Essay by Jessica Nieberg … [Read Story]


Borrowing Musical Ideas From Abroad

Article, photos and video by Mark Garzon and Nicholas Leung … [Read Story]


Flushing Shopowners Under Pressure


By Kevin Young
Traditional shopowners in Flushing are feeling the pressure of large-scale real estate development.

Will Gentrification Alter Sunset Park?

For some long-term shop owners, rising rents are good, said Ciara Keddleson of Sunset Beer Distributors. because they force out competitors.

By Hanna Utkin
Home to many immigrant communities, the neighborhood’s property values are soaring and companies are eager to move in.

The Flower District’s Survivors

Photo by Agata Poniatowski 
Flowers and plants line the sidewalks outside the remaining florists of the Flower District, on West 27th Street in Manhattan.

By Anastasia Sourbis
Vendors in the Flower District, faced with rising rents and damaging rezoning, are moving away.

Geeks OUT! and Proud


By Gabriel Galindez
Geeks OUT seeks an LGBT voice in the geek community, which mostly caters to straight white men.

Street Art with a Message

The Welling Court Mural Project brings art to an industrial corner of Astoria.

By Vanessa Santana
Once a barren, industrial area, Welling Court is now a trendy, vibrant block featuring more than 80 colorful murals.

Beer and Wine, Palestinian-Style


By Jason Shaltiel
A family brewery and winery is flourishing in the Palestinian territories, despite many challenges.