Inside the 6&B Garden. (Credit: Adrienne Magun) NEW YORK— Alphabet City is always bustling on the weekends with brunch crowds, children riding bicycles and couples running errands. But nestled in between these busy streets lie little community gardens—one of which
NEW YORK – When I was growing up in Harlem, just about everyone I encountered looked like me. My friends, my teachers, the people in the stores I went to, and my neighbors. Sure, there were a few Puerto Ricans, mostly in the bodegas and hair salons, and then there was Martin, the one white kid in my 4th grade class.
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Tang Laundromat stands apart as a heirloom of the past, among newer business ventures, in a gentrified Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown. Yet the establishment is still indispensable to the community.