Irene Madrigal
Irene Madrigal is a sophomore at Barnard College intending on majoring in English and History with a minor in Spanish. As a native New Yorker, she can be found guiding her friends across the city and showing her love for her home borough, Brooklyn. When's she not doing this, Irene can be found painting, baking apple pie in her kitchen, or writing her next article for the Columbia Daily Spectator and Untapped New York.
Theodore Roosevelt as NYC police commissioner and death certificate from the 1869 heat wave
Secrets of NYC

The Top 10 Secrets Of Park Slope, Brooklyn

Described by residents as its “own small town within the city,” Park Slope is a lively Brooklyn neighborhood, filled with countless historic buildings, top-rated restaurants, and outdoor green spaces. Some key spots to visit today include the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Central Library branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. Keep reading for an inside peek into one of Brooklyn’s most illustrious neighborhoods.
Image of Juneteenth Grove in Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn
Arts & Culture

12 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in NYC 2021

In recognition of Juneteenth’s vital historical importance, the day was recently made an official New York State Public Holiday last year in 2020. As the first year of Juneteenth’s status as a state public holiday, MANY events across New York City will be occurring to commemorate the day.
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