"I want you to come here, and I want all of your worries to go away," owner Joy Thomas told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
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.
Island Pops: A Taste Of The Tropics In Crown Heights"We grew up in the islands. This is what we know, and that's our heritage," co-owner Khalid Hamid 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.
Fat Choy: ‘A Chinese Fast Food Joint That’s Also Vegan’ Arrives On The LES"When you eat something here, it should very much feel like a hug," co-owner Justin Lee 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.
A Mother And Daughter Offer Comfort At Anoz Spa In Garden City SouthSharon and Jasmine Richards run a small business with a big purpose—to make people feel cared for.
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.
'Chocolate Is Love': At North Fork Chocolate Company, The Focus Is Local"Our typical shopper is not just a chocolate lover—it's a lover of all local things," cofounder Ann Corley told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Secret Garden: A Haven For Health Food In Bed-Stuy"I want you to come here, and I want all of your worries to go away," owner Joy Thomas told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Find Fast Food And Retro Video Games At Action Burger in WilliamsburgTo comply with pandemic safety measures, owner Vlane Carter turned indoor screens to face the street, allowing visitors to play video games from outside the restaurant.
Bigelow's In Rockville Centre: Frying Clams Since 1939"This is another extension of our house," co-owner Anthony Andreolas told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
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.
Love And Family Keep The Business Running At Vic's Heart N Soul Food TruckCBS2's Elle McLogan meets Victor Hickson, who doles out smoked ribs and fried fish from a roving kitchen.
At Public Village, Best Friends Serve Up Chinese Hometown SpecialitiesWhen Kiyomi Wang and Karen Song discovered a vacancy on the Lower East Side, their dream became a reality.
Mini-Golf, Snacks, And Family Memories At Jennie's At Drossos In GreenportDecades later, Jennie Werts still returns to Drossos—now, as the chef.
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.
Chara's Kitchen And Catering: Soul Food Memories In BellportIn the basement of the Shiloh Temple Church of God in Christ, you'll find Cheryl Grigg stirring and seasoning over a hot stove.
On Governors Island, A Lush Garden Finds New Purpose"It's definitely in the spirit of the victory gardens during the Second World War," program manager Shawn Connell 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.
The Dig Callback: At Ricas Pupusas & Mas, A Family's Resilience Shines Through AdversityThese days, the restaurant depends on pickup and delivery orders, especially those placed directly by phone—the commission charged by delivery apps is too steep.
The Dig Callback: Bronx Chef Millie Peartree Turns Hardship Into BlessingAfter the sudden closure of her beloved Fordham Manor restaurant, chef Millie Peartree has found a new calling. CBS2's Elle McLogan reports.
The Dig Callback: Family Sticks Together At Bianco Brothers InstrumentsAmid the pandemic, CBS2's Elle McLogan checks in with Bianco Brothers, a neighborhood institution that's been sharpening Brooklyn's knives for nearly 50 years.