2.The Bongeunsa Temple: An Oasis in the Middle of Seoul
3.The Valley Where Bridges Breathe
4.The Life-Saving Rats of Mozambique
5.A 15-Year-Old Opera Veteran Reviving a Disappearing Art
6.Fear No Weevil: Taking on the World’s Worst Weed
7.Cerebral Palsy Can't Stop This Bodybuilder
8.The Animal Sculptures Giving New Life to Recycled Paper
9.With $100K in Student Debt, He’s Helping Others Avoid It
10.Farming Under the Sea
11.Across the Ocean in a Work Week: Shattering the Transatlantic Sailing Record
12.Greta Thunberg: The Teenager Leading The Fight Against Climate Change
13.Keeping the Oven Burning for 293 Years
14.In France, This Chapel Rises From a Volcano
15.Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?
16.These Ancient Windmills Were Built Over 1,000 Years Ago
17.From Sparks and Steel: Forging Weapons With A Blademaster
18.Learning the Art of Movement With Macao’s Wushu Master
19.Roll Deep in Soviet-Era Military Tanks
20.Sin City's Neon Past Lives Forever
21.Portland’s Godfather of Soul
22.Taco, Meet Shawarma
23.The Scorpion King
24.The Brotherly Love That Conquers Triathlons
25.They Look Like Photos, But They’re Not
If you live in a big city, you are likely familiar with the phenomenon known as hyper-gentrification. It has led to the disappearance of the mom and pop shops that make cities special. And it’s happening here in New York City, the home of Great Big Story. But there are old-school businesses and institutions that are surviving and even thriving in this challenging environment. From Delmonico’s, the legendary restaurant founded in 1837, to C.O. Bigelow, the oldest apothecary in the country, we pay homage to these irreplaceable New York City gems.
This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis.
Welcome to the New York City edition of our newest series, “City Roots.” We’re going old school in the city that never sleeps. Join us in paying homage to the New York institutions that have stood the test of time.
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