Yaya begins tattoo on his client.

Murder Ink Tattoos, located on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, has been home to tattoo artist Yaya  for the past 15 years. Yaya has inked over 50,000 tattoos in his 17 years as a professional tattoist, creating extensive full body art to signature pieces like a…

Slice of Life: A Tattoo by Yaya

The dollar clothing racks and book crates of the " 2 and 1 shop" offer a mixed media of thrifty buys.

The plain, unmarked awning and messy clothing racks of thrift store “2-and-1 shop” on 52nd Street and 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen are a bit off-putting at first glance, but Tony Magana, the proprietor who has run the shop with his wife since 1989, brings personality…

A Hell’s Kitchen Thrift Shop With A Cause