Though Haredim as a whole aim to isolate themselves from secular society, seeing it as a threat to their traditional way of life, a recent string of popular shows about these closed-off and highly conservative religious communities have emerged.
Bulk food bins have been around for a while. But an entire store devoted to selling everything in bulk, eliminating packaging and asking shoppers to bring their own containers is relatively new. The Fillery, a new store due to open in Brooklyn later this year, wants to be that store.
There are pockets of Korean communities all over the US, places where food and culture make you think you're in Seoul. Chef Deuki Hong and food writer Matt Rodbard set out on a journey across America looking for Koreatowns. They wrote a cookbook about these places and the cuisine made there.
New York has immigrants from around the world, including huge numbers who practice Islam. Many Muslim communities here faced heavy-handed law enforcement tactics after 9/11, but they've since worked hard to defuse tensions and improve relations with federal and local authorities. The rise of ISIS as some community advocates furious.
Synthetic biology is no longer limited to the worlds of giant research institutions and corporations. There is a growing movement to democratize biotech and put its tools into the hands of bio hackers, artists and hobbyists.
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.
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.
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.