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Humans of New York

Widower's Definition Of Love Could Impress Shakespeare Himself

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Even Romeo and Juliet's legendary romance can't beat one widower's love for his late wife. Humans of New York shared the beautiful love story of ...

People of New York: Finally a Web Series That Makes Fun of the Real Humans of New York

Shawn Forno | Posted 01.28.2016 | New York
Shawn Forno

Particularly savvy when parodying millennials and their one-sided relationship with social media, PONY shines a subtle, steady light on New York's surreal obsession with itself, and the results aren't pretty.

'Hijabis Of New York' Gives Muslim Women The Attention They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion

Activist and student Rana Abdelhamid hopes to dispel common misconceptions about the hijab -- a highly-politicized head covering worn by some Muslim ...

How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The deal is, if you can spare a few bucks, you will really be helping people like this who lost his wife and daughter when a missile tore through the house that he built for them in Syria. This father (featured above) is also battling stomach cancer and has not been able to afford treatment due to lack of health insurance.

Obama Sends Welcome Note To Syrian Refugee Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

A Syrian scientist who shared his devastating personal story on the popular blog Humans of New York received a note of encouragement from one enthusia...

NASA 'Wins The Internet' By Giving Surprise Interview To Young Boy

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science

This little reporter got his first big interview after NASA replied to a photo blog post where he said he wanted to write about rockets going into spa...

The Man Behind 'Humans Of New York' Reflects On His Unscripted Interview With POTUS

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

Having taken over 10,000 portraits for his world-famous "Humans of New York" Facebook account, Brandon Stanton's something of a professional w...

HONY Photographer Talks The Conundrum Of Hope When 'Every Single Story Is Sad'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Nearly everyone who lives in one of New York City’s five boroughs has likely wondered what they’d say to Brandon Stanton. The Humans of N...

This Adorably Quirky Little Guy Reminds Us It's Cool To Be Different

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

These days families don't have a single definition -- and one little boy is proud that his is different. Luis was recently featured on Humans Of ...

Robin Roberts On Health Battles: 'At One Point I Actually Gave Up'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

Robin Roberts, the admirable anchor on ABC's "Good Morning America," is one of the latest city dwellers to be featured on the photoblog Humans Of...

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

With almost eighty million results to sift through, it is possible to find advice or information on just about anything and everything. But, in reality, the biggest determining factor in achieving success cannot be found on a website, in a book or in advice personally shared from the best of mentors.

'Humans Of New York' Shares Stories Of Europe's Refugees In Poignant Series

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact

A man whose brother was murdered by ISIS, a woman whose husband died in the harrowing sea journey, a child who cried out "kill me instead!" when she s...

Pasting Smiles: One Lens at a Time

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Mariam Khan

"I am blue, the colour blue for that paves way for communication -- an intangible element that works for most of us associated with the shooting world," expounds this lensman who ties a perfect knot of his red Pumas.

On That Day, All of Iran Wept for America

Marissa Beale | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Marissa Beale

On September 3, 2015, photographs portraying the reality of life for people in Iran snagged the attention of President Barack Obama, who left a personal remark on a photograph of a father and son.

'Orcs Of New York' Is The 'HONY' Parody Even Sauron Would Adore

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.11.2015 | Good News

LOTR fans, rejoice! We've found your new favorite Facebook page.  "Orcs of New York," based off of the popular "Humans of New York" blog, regular...

Humans Of New York Has Helped Raise Over $2 Million To Help End Slave Labor In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact

After Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly popular Humans of New York photo blog, traveled to Pakistan this summer, it wasn’...

Hillary Clinton Offers Absolutely Beautiful Response To Gay Kid Scared About His Future

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

  Hillary Clinton had an incredible response for a gay child who expressed fears about what his future might hold.  A photo of a sad-lo...

11 Inspiring People Who Followed Their Passions and Found Amazing Success

Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Bill Murphy Jr.

What did Disney spend his time doing while growing up? Well, working -- but also drawing, from an early age. He was pretty young when he sold his first drawing (of a neighbor's horse). Disney launched several unsuccessful animation companies before coming up with Mickey Mouse in 1928.

'HONY' Captures Inspiring Moment At Support Group People Formerly In Prison

Humans of New York | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

“We’re trying to unlearn the years of self-protection that it took to survive in prison. What works in there doesn’t work out here. In prison, v...

Internet, Please Stop Telling Everybody What to Do

Mike Mennonno | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Mike Mennonno

In case you haven't noticed, the Internet has gotten super bossy lately. Yeah, sure, it was always a know-it-all. It was always a little creepy, li...

'Humans Of New York' Beyoncé Post Spurs Most Flawless Comment Section Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2015 | Good News

Life can be tough when you're Beyoncé, but you're not that Beyoncé -- since, you know, she's Irreplaceable. Just ask Serena Williams, Rhianna, K...

Brooklyn Students Visit Harvard Thanks To Humans Of New York: 'Now I Know I Can Go'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

A group of Brooklyn middle-schoolers, made famous by the popular blog Humans Of New York (HONY) finally took the life-changing trip they had been wait...

HONY's First Love Story Is As Adorable As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2015 | Good News

Humans of New York finally has its own love story. The popular photo blog, which shares New Yorkers' unique -- and often deeply personal -- storie...

Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans Of New York

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 04.26.2015 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

HONY transcends barriers. Few pages on Facebook have such a diverse array of "likes" among my Facebook friends. Whether you consider yourself an athlete, a theater lover or a literature buff, everyone is human.

'Humans of New York': An Afternoon With Brandon Stanton

Patrick Daniel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Stanton is the author of a New York Times bestseller, with a Facebook page with 12 million followers and a partnership with the United Nations. But his story hasn't always been so glamorous.