Hidden Cities is a project created through the NYCity News Service, a student-powered service at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. The site aims to shed light on unknown corners of New York City. From spiritual groups, to beloved pastimes, to creative ways of making a buck, Hidden Cities serves as a mirror for the undercovered and lesser known communities to see themselves represented in the fabric of our city. It is also a guide for people interested in learning more about the different cultures that make up the metropolis.

Originating from a class project, a dozen student journalists from the school’s Editing the News class have worked with students to showcase their reporting skills on diverse communities throughout the boroughs. 

These uncharted stories are told through original photos, video and even some Spanish-language writing.


Natalia Rodríguez Medina, lead editor 

Deirdre Bardolf, web editor

Diana Ducroz, copy chief

Monroe Hammond, web editor

Modou Nyang, data editor 

Abbey White, visual editor 

Keishell Williams, social editor

Cristian Arroyo Santiago, story editor

Tatyana Bellamy-Walker, story editor 

La’Candis Brown, story editor

Michael Krumholtz, story editor

Bianca Rosembert, story editor