Short story by Victor Manuel Ramos, a writer from the Dominican Republic now based in Long Island, about island-hopping, nostalgia and longing.Read More
New York City Beach Guide author Gordon Macrae takes a trip to Barren Island.Read More
A portrait of America in miniature, as seen from the railway line of New York's 'forgotten borough'.Read More
The special place held by Puerto Rico in the story of modern-day New York is in focus at an exhibition of vintage photographs by Arelene Gottfried at the city’s Daniel Cooney Gallery. The works show Gottifried working at the heart of the Puerto Rican community of the Lower East Side during the 1970s and 80s, a place short in wealth but rich in spirit. Read David Gonzalez writing in the New York Times Lens blog about the ‘love and humor’ the images capture and project, and view a selection of the photographs on the Guardian website.
A short film about life in the tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side – a life now changed forever.Read More
German artist Reinhard Krug has produced a series of prints imagining some of the world's great cities as islands.Read More
Amazing pictures of North Brother Island, New York, which was once a hospital for those with infectious diseases, but is now a bird reserve.Read More