2.A Peek Into Italy’s Surreal ‘Ideal City’
3.The Bongeunsa Temple: An Oasis in the Middle of Seoul
4.Sparking Conversation With Socially-Conscious Nail Art
5.Roaring With the Lion Dancers of New York’s Chinatown
6.Argosy Books Is New York City’s Oldest Bookstore
7.C.O. Bigelow is New York City’s (and America’s) Oldest Apothecary
8.Harvesting Guitars From the Bones of New York City
9.How New York City’s Delmonico’s Changed the Way Americans Dine
10.Schaller & Weber is New York City’s Iconic Old School Butcher Shop
11.The Soul Food Born of the Harlem Renaissance
12.Across the Ocean in a Work Week: Shattering the Transatlantic Sailing Record
13.The Singer and the Chef: A Friendship Built on Opera
14.In Rome, a Sculptor Learns from the Masters
15.The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese Gets Its Zest From Maggots
16.This Is the Only School for Refugees in the U.S.
17.How Ta’u Pupu’a Went From the NFL to the Opera
18.OG Ma Reigns Supreme in Chinatown
19.A Message From Minnie Driver
20.In Italy, Love Secretaries Will Help Mend Your Heart
21.Learning To Dance With Your Demons
22.The New York Public Library Has a Human Google
23.Enter The Psychedelic Temples Under The Alps
24.A Technicolor Dream Castle Sits Empty in Italy
25.The World’s Rarest Pasta Is Made Entirely by Hand
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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