Nametag Day: Making New Yorkers Less Bitchy

Ever wonder what would happen to NYC if everyone wore a nametag for a day? Would the dark, mean New Yorkers become more friendly and more talkative? Well, one could hope so and in an effort to prove that we aren’t as cold hearted as the rest of America seems to think we are some…

Hell’s Kitchen: NYC’s Gentrified, Yet Homey Neighborhood

Some know it as Clinton; others call it Midtown West. The most evocative name of this NYC neighborhood, however, is Hell’s Kitchen. The foreboding moniker is variously claimed to have derived from different sources. Perhaps the most credible is from a New York Times reporter, who came here in 1881 to report on a multiple murder. Like much of NYC, the grittiness of Hell’s Kitchen has long since been sanded down. It is now a…

The People’s Marathon

Late Friday evening, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the City was cancelling Sunday’s ING Marathon, a decision many believed to be a long time coming. Some New Yorkers were angry when Bloomberg first announced earlier in the week that the marathon would go on in the wake of Sandy. Many questioned why the City was using…

Recap: The Global Citizen Festival

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Global Poverty Project (GPP) hosted the Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York’s iconic Central Park. The Global Citizen Festival, which celebrated achievements made towards ending extreme poverty in this generation, featured performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of…

PushMethod to Headline for Catch Wild in Asbury Park

Graffiti engulfs many of the abandoned warehouses and brick walls that house New York’s music scene. In an effort to stake ownership in their work, artists “tag” their paintings, crediting their art by leaving a distinct signature. These signatures are works of art in themselves, magnifying how vital it is to leave your own mark.…