Young Voices of New York

Inside the Process of a Graphic Novelist

Inside the Process of a Graphic Novelist

Lily Zufall, 9, New York City

September 22, 2015

Matt Phelan is a graphic novelist and children’s book illustrator. His picture books include Flora’s Very Windy Day, I’ll Be There, Xander’s Panda Party, and Marilyn’s Monster. His graphic novels are titled Around the World, The Storm in the Barn, and Bluffton. He recently appeared at the Readi...

One “Crazy” Good Book

One “Crazy” Good Book

Lily Zufall, 9, New York City

September 2, 2015

“Gone Crazy in Alabama” is a book about sisters, old and young, and how family history isn’t always just facts. The author is Rita Williams-Garcia. It begins in New York City in 1969, when the three main characters, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern, are going down to Alabama to visit relatives. Delphine...

Behind the Scenes at Tada Youth Theater

Behind the Scenes at Tada Youth Theater

Chloe Antonia Rose, 8, NYC

July 20, 2015

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside of an actor’s head?  I got a chance to interview some awesome actors at Tada Youth Theater in New York City.  On Saturday, July 18, 2015, I spoke with a few of the actors before and after their performance in “Princess Phooey”, Jesse Besca (Princess...

The Trials of Alice in Wonderland, The Play

The Trials of Alice in Wonderland,  The Play

Chloe Antonia Rose, 8, Manhattan

April 29, 2015

"The Trials of Alice in Wonderland," now playing at Tada Youth Theater, 15 West 28th Street in New York City, is a really good play with a lot of fun action. The play is about Alice on trial for growing and shrinking.  The central message is that you are never too big or too small to do what yo...

The Big Apple

The Big Apple

Shea Perry, 10, Gates

January 28, 2015

New York City is your chance to take a bite out of a big apple! There are many good and fun things to in New York City. If you are visiting New York City here is a few things you should try for your visit. One of the most fun things is walking to Times Square and going into all the shops.  I prefe...

The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History

Matthew Wallach, 10, Valley Stream

January 28, 2015

Do you like dinosaurs? Extinct mammals? Ancient Africa? Exploring the universe? Well if you do, The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Manhattan is the right place for you. On the 4th floor they have an amazing set of fossils. They have fossils from Triceratops to Tyrannosaurus. They...

Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Santiago Lopez, 9, Valley Stream

January 22, 2015

Times Square is amazing, as is Rockefeller Center. If you are a tourist you will love it. You can go from cool restaurants to amazing musicals. In Times Square you can drink great coffee. There is also a big screen where you can see yourself. You can go on Ruby-Red steps. They rise 16 feet over 47th Stre...

All Aboard New Yorkers

All Aboard New Yorkers

Chloe Antonia Rose, 8, Manhattan

October 10, 2014

Come ride the ferry to Governors Island where you will have breath taking views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty.{It’s the only way to get there}. Plan ahead, because the island will reopen to the public in May 2015. The 2014 season recently ended and was the first time in history that Governors...

Who Needs a Time Machine When You Can Visit the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Who Needs a Time Machine When You Can Visit the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Chloe Antonia Rose, 8, Manhattan

September 17, 2014

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden 421 East 61st Street, New York City In the stones outside the building the year 1799 is written in bricks.  The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is on the upper east side of Manhattan in New York City. It is a place where kids and adults get to learn what life was like in New York City in the early 1800’s.   J...

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