Over a million people are buried in a potter’s field on Hart Island. Here are some of their stories.
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What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”
How cops are using nuisance abatement actions to put New Yorkers on the streets.
The story of Akai Gurley before he was killed by a New York City police officer.
The story of a New York City bar and its owner, Old John McSorley.
Cultural, sexual, and generational clashes surround an aging New York drag queen.
"Clinton Corset Emporium. No awning, just a piece of cardboard stuck in the window. As Miss Adele entered, a bell tinkled overhead – an actual bell, on a catch wire – and she found herself in a long narrow room – a hallway really – with a counter down the left-hand side and a curtained-off cubicle at the far end, for privacy. Bras and corsets were everywhere, piled on top of each other in anonymous white cardboard boxes, towering up to the ceiling. They seemed to form the very walls of the place. 'Good afternoon,' said Miss Adele, daintily removing her gloves, finger by finger. 'I am looking for a corset.'
The developer responsible for the tallest residential building in New York—the penthouse just sold for $90 million—lives in a two-story house in Queens.