Brooklyn SummerStage Tap Show

One thing about summer nights in New York is that there’s always something to do or see. My friends heard about a tap dance show and we made our way to my beloved Brooklyn.

New York City hosts a series of free concerts and cultural shows each summer. This is my first show this season- I’ll be catching many more.

Jason Samuels Smith is tapping and The Owen Brown Quartet is jamming!

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Dollar Vans: An Alternate NYC Route

A look into NYC’s Dollar Vans: an alternate form of public transport.

Millions of New Yorkers rely on MTA buses, subways, and commuter trains to get to and fro in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. However, as ubiquitous as we’d like to think public transport is in NYC, such is not always the case.

When I lived in Brooklyn I often spotted passenger vans in the downtown metro areas picking up and dropping off passengers. I’d never ridden in a dollar van but I observed its system of transport from a distance. New Yorkers -not the WASP characters overrepresented in most media but New Yorkers like the immigrants, the first, second, and even third generations who helped build and still continue to shape this city too- are picked up from the bustling centers of the borough and bussed away to their underserved neighborhoods.

Why didn’t the MTA think to expand transport into these neighborhoods?