Ibrahima Diallo moved from Senegal to New York in 2003. Since then he's made a career as New York City tour guide. But, like everyone, Diallo has a personal map of the city too, and he gave The World's Alex Gallafent a tour.
Paul Lowe grew up in Oslo, Norway baking cakes with his grandmother and great aunt. Now, he lives in New York and is famous for his baked treats, like his almond bun recipe. In fact, he's known online as "Sweet Paul."
Twenty years ago, the Golden Venture ran aground off New York. About 300 undocumented Chinese immigrants started to swim to shore. Patrick Radden Keefe writes about what happened to the men and how their their fate fits into the debate on immigration.
The latest trend in tourism doesn't look like tourism at all. With the help of some adventurous tour guides, young urbanites are seeking out the world's most unusual, gross and often dangerous locales.
Maurice Sendak, widely considered one of the most influential children's book authors of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. Sendak's imaginative and unsettling books broke boundaries in the world of children's literature.