Phoenix is starting to say goodbye to chain restaurants and hello to locally owned establishments. “We’ve really emerged as a culinary destination,” R.J. Price, vice president of marketing and events for Downtown Phoenix Inc., said. The award-winning chef and owner, Chris Bianco, brought New York-style pizza to Phoenix after moving to the desert city in the 1980s.
Phoenix is a rising star in the Valley of the Sun. With a strong sense of community, a developing downtown, and a growing arts and culinary scene, the desert city is in the middle of a cultural renaissance. Although most people may not think of Phoenix as much of a cultural hot spot, those who live there beg to differ. “It’s probably one of the most creative cities in the country,” said Catrina Kahler, publisher of the Downtown Phoenix Journal.
There’s never been a better time to be an artist in Phoenix. “A number of artists have decided to make Phoenix their canvas,” Catrina Kahler, publisher of the Downtown Phoenix Journal, said. “The murals around the restaurant were created out of my love for murals initially,” Silvana Salcido Esparza, chef and owner of Barrio Café, said.
If you’re looking to sample culture from around the world, without ever leaving the country, then look no further than Queens, N.Y. Boasting a diverse community with residents from over 100 countries, a new influx of tourists have come to realize that Queens offers a potpourri of cuisine, art and lifestyle. It’s a marriage of traditional and modern culture, as new arrivals enjoy current attractions as well as visit popular institutions that have been around for decades.
Just over the East River of Manhattan lies one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world. As any local can tell you, Queens has become New York City’s fastest-growing borough, with a recent influx of new families, young professionals and businesses both large and small. It offers a healthy mix of new and old, as multigenerational families from countries all over the world are keeping their old traditions alive while sharing the space with new younger residents.
In the six-part series Cities Rising: Rebuilding America, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric takes a look at Pittsburgh’s emerging comedy scene at the city’s first non-profit comedy house, Arcade Comedy Theater. Arcade is located in The Cultural District, arguably one of the city’s most vivid transformations. The 14-block arts and entertainment hub attracts over two million visitors annually, making arts and culture key to the city’s revitalization.
In the six-part Cities Rising: Rebuilding America, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric takes a look at Project RE, new non-profit venture in Pittsburgh that’s rebuilding communities by repurposing the city’s resources. Budding architecture students are working together with former prison inmates to develop and build projects throughout the city and affordable housing prototypes using reclaimed materials.
In the six-part series Cities Rising: Rebuilding America, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric examines how robotics made its home in Pittsburgh, becoming an industry leader in the innovation of industrial and personal robots. Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute started the robotics revolution in the Steel City in 1979 and over the past 30 years the institute has spun out at least 30 start-ups in Pittsburgh, employing about 2,000 people.
Pittsburgh will always be known as the “Steel City,” but a visit to the town now reveals a fresh new identity – as a hub for innovation, arts and culture.
Houston will surprise you. The sprawling metropolis known for traffic and Tex-Mex is also home to next year’s Super Bowl and has one of the most diverse populations in the nation. Its economy is thriving despite a decline in oil prices, which once crippled the city.
More than 145 languages are spoken within the greater metro area of Houston, Texas. he region has been described as a modern day Ellis Island.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric samples Houston’s restaurant scene with one of the city’s hottest chefs. Chris Shepherd of ‘Underbelly’ went from washing dishes in a sushi joint to winning the prestigious James Beard award.
Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric pays a visit to the nation’s leading cancer hospital, MD Anderson in Houston, Texas to learn more about cutting edge immunotherapy.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes one-on-one with Golden State Warrior Draymond Green about the Oakland fans who helped his team become the 2015 NBA Champions in her series “Cities Rising: Rebuilding America.”
Urbanization — the expansion of cities — is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.