Epicenter-NYC is a community journalism initiative, started as a newsletter to connect neighbors during the pandemic. We’ve grown into much more: We publish articles on our website, offer access to public folders and documentation you might need, run regular livestreams and a weekly podcast, host community forums and rethink how we collect, share and act on news and information.

Thanks to a volunteer-led initiative to help our neighbors get vaccinated, we have scheduled thousands of appointments for those in need. Epicenter is part of URL Media, a multi-platform network of high-performing Black and Brown media organizations, with a shared goal of uplifting, respecting and loving the communities they serve.

We are based in Jackson Heights, Queens, which basically means the whole world meets in our neighborhood.