2.In Rome, a Sculptor Learns from the Masters
3.Across the Ocean in a Work Week: Shattering the Transatlantic Sailing Record
4.How to Eat Like a Hindu God
5.Green With Happiness: Meet the Jolly Green Lady of Brooklyn
6.A Peek Into Italy’s Surreal ‘Ideal City’
7.Comanche: A Great Big Film Trailer
8.The Long-Distance Couple Keeping Their Love Alive Through Art
9.The Bongeunsa Temple: An Oasis in the Middle of Seoul
10.Sparking Conversation With Socially-Conscious Nail Art
11.Roaring With the Lion Dancers of New York’s Chinatown
12.Argosy Books Is New York City’s Oldest Bookstore
13.C.O. Bigelow is New York City’s (and America’s) Oldest Apothecary
14.Harvesting Guitars From the Bones of New York City
15.How New York City’s Delmonico’s Changed the Way Americans Dine
16.Schaller & Weber is New York City’s Iconic Old School Butcher Shop
17.The Soul Food Born of the Harlem Renaissance
18.The Singer and the Chef: A Friendship Built on Opera
19.The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese Gets Its Zest From Maggots
20.This Is the Only School for Refugees in the U.S.
21.How Ta’u Pupu’a Went From the NFL to the Opera
22.OG Ma Reigns Supreme in Chinatown
23.A Message From Minnie Driver
24.In Italy, Love Secretaries Will Help Mend Your Heart
25.Learning To Dance With Your Demons
Jim’s Shoe Repair has got sole. Opened in 1932, it’s the oldest shoe repair business in New York City. From shoes to boots, the midtown Manhattan shop’s team of craftspeople fixes it all. Joe Rocco runs the family business founded by his grandfather, who immigrated to the United States from Italy.
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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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