Kids today confront age old problems. Abuse, drugs, gang violence, living with dysfunctional families, teenage pregnancy. The list goes on and on. Many organizations in New York City work to keep young people out of trouble, some with more unique approaches, including one that uses basketball to keep kids on the straight and narrow.
Late 19th century New York City was not the city we know and love today. In 1895, when Theodore Roosevelt began his stint as police commissioner, corruption was rampant, and the city was teeming with prostitutes and gambling joints.
Portals to NYC's Past Curious Expeditions, flickr
Ashrita Furman currently holds the record for holding the most world records.
For Ashrita Furman of Queens making it into the Guinness Book of World Records was a lifelong dream. He achieved that goal in 1979, but didn’t stop there. Ashrita went on to break world record after world record, setting more than 300 of them.