Over the past six weeks, I've been teaching the Bill of Rights to 16-18 year old incarcerated juveniles in the Rikers Island Prison as part of the Rikers Island Project, an advocacy and legal workshop run by Fordham Law School. .
With more than 40,000 people expected to queue up for New Orleans' legendary sandwich, I headed to the Po-boy Preservation Festival nice and early.
At stake in the East Village are two buildings with remarkably intact Greek Revival architectural details. But perhaps even more at risk are the rich histories embedded within. .
The line at Parkway Bakery and Tavern stretched 20 people long on NFL Opening Day 2010, but it only took ten minutes to get to the front and order a sandwich. “Regular french fry po-boy with gravy.” The guy taking orders looked at me. “That’s a big sandwich. You sure?”
When Korilla BBQ comes to Columbia University, it parks on Amsterdam away from the slew of other food trucks on Amsterdam. There's a great visual menu, an assembly line of workers, a mirror above to show you what they've got and an iPad rings you up.
Political activist and lawyer Janos Marton documents his movements through his upliftingly-named website, LivingtheDream.org. As a long-standing friend of Untapped, Janos has kindly shared with us his experience inside Gracie Mansion, the home of New York's mayors.
Another one of my favorite Parisian passages is the Passage du Grand Cerf in the 2nd arrondisement, mostly because of the stark contrast between its beautiful interior and the reality of the sex shops just bordering the entrance on Rue Saint-Denis.
Add to these personalities singer Maria Callas and politician Jacob Javits, and you have a celebrity-studded alma-mater for this library in Washington Heights. The real treat of this library is the whimsical childrens floor, decorated with oversized lampshades.
Today, the Rickshaw dumpling truck was parked outside Columbia University so I gave it a try. It gets an A for marketing and I LOL'd reading the line, "Who's your Edamame?"
New York City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) looks like N.A.S.A.!