NEW YORK CITY

Damnation 24-7

The very wonderful Galen Stolee took this photograph as part of his Subway Nights project, which documents NYC subway life between the hours of 2 and 5am. A few years back the Chick Tract peeps decided saving souls was a 24-7 undertaking and began keeping their little shop o’ horrors […]

Buddha Gets a Barber Shop & More!

A Journey Through NYC Religions is a website that covers religion throughout the five boroughs. Perhaps a bit “cleaner” than we ruffians here at Not New York, the site seemingly has no trouble slipping into cracks and alleyways in order to get the haps on religious life in our always […]

In Search of Kali Ma (part 1)

Finding places where people gather to worship Kali–the aspect of God that, among other things, severs your head–is not necessarily an easy task. While there’s nothing particularly secretive about Kali worship, diaspora communities who take Kali as their primary deity–the people you want to meet–aren’t necessarily interested in proselytizing to […]

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna (in Times Square)

There’s so much a person could talk about when it comes to the Hare Krishna movement, ISKCON, and Vaishnavism in general, however, one things stands out: Hare Krishnas love you loving Krishna loving you loving Love. It’s not every day a person comes across a religious or spiritual tradition that […]

Bhakti Cafe Yields Happy Food Stuffs

Even though NYC Vaishnavists (AKA Hare Krishnas, AKA Hare Krishnas no longer aligned with ISKCON, AKA Hare Krishnas who would like to be taken more seriously) are as diverse as the city is densely populated, one thread binds them all: love of food. Krishna devotees have been opening vegetarian restaurants […]