Making a living out of your passion is hardly easy.
For musician and puppeteer Ricky Syers, getting to a point where he could live out his dream was a big struggle. He started his career doing everything he could to make ends meet, mostly playing a handmade drum set at Washington Square Park in New York City.
But it was after he performed with a puppet when people in the park started to recognize him. Then, things started to change in a big way.
We visited Syers’ studio in Dunellen, New Jersey, whe…
Founded in 1888, Katz's, at 129 years old, is New York’s oldest delicatessen. People travel from all over the world to taste Katz’s world-famous pastrami, corned beef and salami sandwiches, as well as its Friday night special: hot dogs and baked beans. It also boasts having the world’s best matzo ball soup — and I agree!
Located on Manhattan's Lower East Side at 205 East Houston Street, Katz's is the last of New York’s well-known, "old-school" iconic delicatessens.
Katz’s décor, smell, feel and no…
Manhattan's Central Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
Today, the park spans over a massive 843 acres, so naturally its borders are vast; The Northern border is Central Park North up at 110th Street, the Southern border is Central Park South down at 59th Street, the Western border is Central Park West and on the East, the impressive Fifth Avenue.
The political and cultural trends during the 1960s christened an “Arts Era” in Central Park. With a new focus on the performing a…
Grand Central Terminal in New York has remained the world's largest passenger rail station — and for good reason.
Check out the video above to see what we mean.
Grand Central is a massive granite structure; an exemplary work of art of historic architectural significance, and it is one of New York's most visited tourist destinations.
Located at 89 East 42nd Street, situated between Vanderbilt Avenue (the shortest avenue in Manhattan) and Lexington Ave, it was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1871 a…
The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium at The New York Botanical Garden has evolved into one of New York's most valuable resources
What is a herbarium, you might ask? It is basically a botanical library — and includes selected specimens that represent current research, historical context, and oddities, like the corpse flower, with its voluminous purple bloom now flattened on an acid-free sheet of paper.
The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium holds a collection of more than 7.8 million preserved sp…
Finding Tannen’s is not an easy task. It’s almost fitting that New York City’s oldest operating magic shop is hidden away from the public eye, up in the sixth floor of a commercial building without a sign.
Stepping inside Tannen’s feels like going back in time. The walls are decorated with authentic handcuffs used by Harry Houdini and hundreds of strange artifacts, such as invisible paint and vanishing bottles. The dark setting is a library that holds the secrets of every magic trick you’ve ever …
As a warm-up to the extravagant Macy's Fourth of July show on Tuesday evening, Jennifer Lopez preformed her new hit single "Ni Tu Ni Yo." And while Storia can’t bring you J-Lo or Sheryl Crow, we do have footage of the country's most breathtaking fireworks display.
Check out the video above to see the Macy’s Fourth of July extravaganza over Manhattan’s East River.
Macy’s display is America’s biggest, most famous and most expensive by a long shot. It included more than 60,000 firew…
During Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's New York visit, he met with President Donald Trump for a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid.
The USS Intrepid, commissioned in 1943, was a United States Battleship which saw extensive service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The Intrepid was torpedoed, struck by many Japanese kamikaze aircrafts and was most notably the battleship which forced the Japanese Navy to retreat for the first time during war. This U.S. navel victory forged a lon…
Another May Day, another Donald Trump protest in New York, where we stumbled across a violent group of people shrieking in Union Square.
Storia interviewed Larry Kane, who explains why and what he is protesting. Check out the video below.