With staff positions at newspapers dwindling, cartoonists adjust to survive.
Bob and Kenn's Broome Street Bar remains a popular spot for locals despite the changing face of Soho
Even with high membership numbers, Meetup.com still faces challenges attracting consistent community involvement.
Brooklyn neighborhoods hold on to their native coffee shops. Photos and essay by Erin Obourn.
For 20 years, Brooklyn artist Bill Batson has drawn quick portraits of New Yorkers as they ride the subway. Now on display at Ripple in Prospect Heights, Batson's works capture a captivating piece of life in the city.
Looking back at summer 2004, the months that kept political activists very, very busy, it's difficult to assess the true impact of the efforts to control protesters during the Democratic and Republic National Conventions. Did the NYPD's sweep of protesters do any good? Did Boston's free-speech zone adequately balance protesters' rights with security needs?
RightRides, a group operating in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and the Lower East Side, offers women free rides home during the often-dangerous late-night hours.
The election over, New York continues on. Still, signs of dissent linger on the landscape. Photos by Aaron Parsley
An optimist who dedicated a year of his life to the Kerry campaign finds the silver lining.
More than 16,000 gathered at the main gate of Fort Benning, near Columbus, Georgia, to speak out against the US Army's School of the Americas.
Several months ago, Orthodox Jews in Borough Park and Williamsburg burned their wigs after a rabbinical ban on the source of the hair. What they might not know is that the Hindu ceremonial process from which the wigs originate is not that different from their own religious practices.
Professors and students at NYU dissect the post-election narratives.
AIM's Cliff Kincaid explains why he knows best.
Analyzing the success and failure of Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change.
With the presidential campaign no longer an issue, progressives are once again focusing on the war in Iraq.
The gay community in New York rejects blame for a Republican Victory and looks to the future with a vision of hope.
New Yorkers respond emotionally to their disconnect with the rest of the country in the presidential election.
Busloads of New Yorkers traveled to the battleground state of Pennsylvania to volunteer on Election Day, but some volunteers questioned whether they were used effectively.
While the networks had their differences, Election Night proved to be an exercise in cautious journalism.
Kerry's margin of victory in Philadelphia could sway Pennsylvania — and the nation — in today's presidential election. And that margin depends almost solely on turnout.
Democratic supporters will take their fight to the streets if Kerry is not the clear victor.
Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi can't decide whether she's for or against the media — or for or against the presidential candidates.
Sam Cunningham, a head technician over voting machines in Manhattan for 22 years, plays an indispensable, yet often forgotten, role in elections.
See Rockefeller Center transformed into Democracy Plaza, an outdoor, interactive exhibition in celebration of democracy and citizenship.
For one college dropout turned entrepreneur, making and selling anti-Bush paraphernalia has proved very lucrative.
From the Center for Public Integrity, Charles Lewis tracks billions of dollars in campaign cash as it moves through the backdoors of American politics.
In the Democratic stronghold of Manhattan, George W. Bush does have some fans--at least at the Westside Rifle and Pistol Range.
One immigrant voter talks about the economy, the war, and why Bush lost his vote - but just until his next customer.
At Parsons School of Design, voting booths from the 2000 Presidential election in Florida have been transformed into art.
At the Union Square Greenmarket, local farmers reflect on the meager selection awaiting them at the ballot box this November.
In this political high time, a Tibetan New Yorker makes his living selling anti-Bush T-shirts, hats, and buttons. But behind his stand of merchandise, Tenzin has a story.
After struggling through an abortion, one woman becomes a pro-choice activist — and pro-Kerry.
The Bowery Mission's work could suffer if Bush loses re-election.
Matt Bai, a campaign reporter for the New York Times Magazine, views journalism as another form of public service.
New voting technology could produce new nightmares.
As filmmakers continue to explore politically charged issues, from war and peace to voting rights, Brooklyn's Jim De Sève speaks out for gay marriage in Tying the Knot.
With Pennsylvania up for grabs in the race for the presidency, 150 New York Democrats spent a Saturday canvassing through the suburbs of Philadelphia, home of the ever-important undecided voter.
On the National Gandhi Day of Service, volunteers engaged South Asian Americans in political dialogue in hopes of registering voters.
Kerry could have a hidden advantage in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Unlike most of New York, for some Muslim Americans, the presidential election is not a hot topic of debate.
Errol Louis, a political analyst and public watchdog, shares the scoop on covering the local scene in New York.
President Bush "misled, miscalculated, and mismanaged every aspect" of the war in Iraq, Kerry told a receptive audience of more than 1,000 students.
Philip Gourevitch, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has spent the past several months covering the presidential campaign, or as he calls it, "a gigantic moving TV set." In a recent visit to NYU, Gourevitch spoke candidly, and at times critically, about the media and its role in the battle for the White House.
With the presidential election looming, every corner of New York City hums with political debate. On the dank edge of the East River, one reporter finds some salty characters.
Dissenters on bikes swarmed city streets to protest the convention. Unfortunately, some innocent by-pedalers got swept up when the NYPD cracked down.
The next generation of political protesters hit the streets during the Republican National Convention—many of them still in diapers.