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Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

We live in a huge city where grabbing a bite to eat may seem a little bit hectic. Lucky for you, Bryant Park’s Winter Village has some of New York’s finest food condensed into one single location. Not only do they have your favorite sweets, complemented with a side of cider, they also have foo... Read more »

Perfect fall scenic spots to visit now

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Features

Leaves are changing colors and all things pumpkin-spice are back. That means fall has arrived.There are so many great things to do in New York City for the fall season and just as many sites to see. Two perfect destinations where you can find a great view and an equally satisfying dining experience at... Read more »

Thirdstory: NYC’s emerging artists

Morgan Mullings, Contributing Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Just a few months after opening for Tori Kelly on her U.S. tour, this YouTube sensation ended their own tour in their hometown. Ben Lusher, Richard Saunders and Elliott Skinner of Thirdstory just finished their first headlining tour with a show in Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg Sept. 27 and... Read more »

The Meadows leaves NYC disappointed

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

With the success of Governors Ball over the past few years, Founders Entertainment tried to catch lightning in a bottle once again with The Meadows NYC. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio initially denied permits for a music festival to be held at Flushing Meadows Park during discussions to have... Read more »

De Blasio’s mandate sparks change

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager
March 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

New York City is globally known for their support for the gay community and fighting for equal rights. On March 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio mandated that people have access to all public facilities that coincide with their gender identity. He spoke about how New Yorkers have an “obligation” to lead the... Read more »

New MTA subways to be introduced in 2020

New MTA subways to be introduced in 2020

Anabelle Madho, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

From seats to benches, and poles that vary, New York’s subway system has always been the number one public transit system in the country. Now, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking a risk with the newest model. According to the MTA, subways will be revamped to mimic subway sys... Read more »

Snow storms into East Coast, hits Queens hardest

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager
January 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Jan. 25, St. John’s University closed all of their New York Campuses due to  Winter Storm Jonas that hit New York City two days prior. Winter Storm Jonas coated the East Coast this past weekend, causing cities like New York City to have strict travel bans. Governor Cuomo set a travel ban in p... Read more »

‘Hover boards’ deemed illegal in New York City

‘Hover boards’ deemed illegal in New York City

Livia Paula, Features Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Home Scroll, News

If you’re thinking about getting the popular futuristic ‘hover boards’ as a Christmas gift to someone residing in New York, you might want to start considering a new option. The NYPD 26th Precinct warned about the law on Twitter, but then deleted the tweet since it stated that it was illegal p... Read more »

Homeless in NYC

Hunter Rabinowitz, Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Come out to Broadway sometime this autumn and prepare yourself for the revival of the century. I'm sure you're all bored of the phantoms in their operas and the Lion King on DVD will satisfy your craving for Disney just fine. It's a 1930s revival and not a great work by Eugene O'Neil or an extravagant... Read more »

An American Holiday From Afar

An American Holiday From Afar

Harry Saunders, Staff Writer
December 5, 2012
Filed under Features

As we move swiftly into the holiday season, and I approach the end of my first semester at St John’s, it seems appropriate for me to reflect upon what the lead up to Christmas is like here in New York City compared to my home town of London, in the United Kingdom. Most striking is the earliness... Read more »

NYC Shopping Made Easy

NYC Shopping Made Easy

Rolanda Harmon, Staff Writer
December 5, 2012
Filed under Features

Santa needs help this holiday season and there are only a few places to go to get the best experience while helping out the big guy. For all of you that missed the extravagant yet chaotic and hectic shopping experience on Black Friday, don’t worry. The shopping deals and discounts are far from over... Read more »

Gas Shortage Affects NY Area

Gas Shortage Affects NY Area

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
November 14, 2012
Filed under Features

For Rob Delsignore, a junior commuter student, returning to school on Nov. 5 was no easy task. In order to make his way to campus, he had to leave behind his normal mode of car transportation for a crowded LIRR train. Without easily accessible gasoline, his car was useless and unfortunately for him,... Read more »

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