"It's like stepping into a bowl of minestrone soup; you don't know what you're going to find," owner Ernie Rossi told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
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E.Rossi & Co.: Little Italy's Oldest Gift Shop Keeps Memories Alive"It's like stepping into a bowl of minestrone soup; you don't know what you're going to find," owner Ernie Rossi told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Source of Knowledge: A Newark Bookstore Honors African Ancestry"I get to meet my family every day, the customers, and the first thing I tell them is, 'Welcome home,'" co-owner Patrice McKinney told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Kelewele: A Brooklyn Food Stall Where Plantains Are The Main EventFounder Rachel Laryea grew up eating the namesake dish, a popular street food in Ghana.
Bobb Howard's: Auto Repair And Old-Fashioned Candy In New Hyde Park"Kids, years ago, would come here after school to get their candy. Now, they're bringing their children in to get candy," owner Eileen Caplin Wysel told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Paradox Comics: A North Arlington Hub Where All Characters Are WelcomeCarol Manthey and her husband John opened the shop almost three decades ago, and their comic book collection hasn't stopped expanding.
Pearl River Mart: An 'Asian American Wonderland Emporium' Is Reborn In SoHo"What we're doing is more than just business; we are trying to build a bridge between the two countries," co-owner Ching Yeh Chen told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
At Harlem's Heaven Hat Shop, Evetta Petty Knows 'Hats Are Powerful'"I'll make a hat out of anything," owner Evetta Petty told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Blind In The Pandemic: Local Musician Noé Socha Faces Special Challenges Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak"I just think that for this to be exposed is important, so people have a little bit more flexibility and understanding," Socha told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Underneath The Plymouth Church In Brooklyn Is A Station On The Underground RailroadIt’s well known that New York was a main hub for the Underground Railroad. But what was life like for a freedom seeker? CBS2’s Steve Overmyer takes us inside a historic safe haven.
'More Than Just A Bar': Harlem Hops Shares History And Connection Through Beer"Beer is not limited to the white, bearded bros you're used to seeing promoting it," co-owner Kim Harris told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Monday Marks Start Of Black History MonthWestchester Community College held a virtual ceremony to kick off the month's activities.
Sir Shave Barber Parlor: Head-To-Toe Styling In WyandanchA shave, a shoeshine, and a new suit are offered at a one-of-a-kind barbershop on Long Island. CBS2's Elle McLogan reports.
At Village Revival Records, The Vinyl Collection Never Stops Growing"When it comes to music, I'm really greedy," owner Jamal Alnasr told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Qahwah House: Eighth-Generation Coffee Maker Brings Yemeni Brews To Williamsburg"It's not just about coffee. It's a story," owner Ibrahim Alhasbani told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Each Piano Is A Patient For Long Island's Piano Doc"If everything is perfect, the piano really sings," Dr. Doug Gregg told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
At Floyd Memorial Library In Greenport, Learning Never Stops"It really feels like this is a haven where you can be hopeful," library clerk Brian Mealy told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Find Nature And Community At Seasons Nursery In Bed-StuyFor many visitors, the biggest draw is the owner herself—Young's sharp wit and keen insight have made her a local celebrity.
Chess Forum In Greenwich Village: A NYC Classic Perseveres In A Pandemic"A real captain stays on deck, either saves the ship or sinks with it," owner Imad Khachan told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Beauty And Stillness At Life Wellness Center In Bed-Stuy"When people come in, they're usually surprised," Life Wellness Center co-owner Khadija Tudor told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
The Dig Callback: At McNulty's Tea & Coffee, A Time-Honored Shop Meets A New NormalCBS2's Elle McLogan revisits a West Village institution persevering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Social Media's Role In The Racial Justice Movement: 'The Conversation Is Moving So Much More Quickly'Protests after the death of George Floyd—and hard conversations about race in America—are happening all across the country. Three people reveal how they've found a new role for social media in the movement for racial justice.
Dating During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'It's Not The Normal Conversations You'd Have Prior To This'Looking for love can be tough enough in normal circumstances, but throw in a global coronavirus pandemic and it adds a whole new dimension to dating. CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
The Dig Callback: How LES Mainstay Economy Candy Is Reinventing ItselfCBS2's Elle McLogan checks in with the third-generation owner of a vintage candy shop adapting to a new normal.
Coronavirus Memoriam: Former FDNY Chief Edward HenryEdward Henry spent 40 years with the FDNY and retired as a chief from the 40th Battalion. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.