There are eight million stories in the Naked City — or 8,175,133, to be more precise, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures. NYCity News Service reporters hit the streets to put faces to the numbers in a series of story packages that offer snapshots of who we are, how we live — and where. We found the only thing you can count on in the city is change.


Children of the World Street Festival

The Children of the World Festival is an annual cultural celebration featuring different ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes. There will be arts and crafts, food and other cultural display and exhibitions.

By and May 9, 2011

How Cricket Explains New York

How Cricket Explains New York was a live panel held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on May 16, 2011 featuring international cricket player Arnold Gibbons, commentator Carl Bennett, and NYU-Poly player Adrian Gordon.

By May 9, 2011

Gay Marriage Debate

The gay marriage debate in New York State comes alive this Sunday, May 15, with live blogging, tweets and video from competing “family values” and AIDS Walk events in the Bronx and Manhattan

By and May 9, 2011

Block Parties & Street Festivals

Thanks folks! Our event is over online – but many of these festivals and parties are still going today and throughout the weekend. Click on the map to look up the events in your area.
ANd that’s not all! We will be posting more photos and video from our events today throughout the week!

Williamsburg – Party or Hangover?

The Graham Avenue Fiesta in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg offers a window into a neighborhood undergoing dramatic, not always comfortable, change. Watch our live coverage.