Noreyana Fernando

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Noreyana Fernando

Noreyana Fernando is a journalist based in Boston, United States of America, available to start work in June 2016. Currently an intern for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law, she is a 2016 graduate of Columbia's Graduate School if Journalism, with a focus on investigative and digital journalism. She has also worked for broadcast and print media outlets in Sri Lanka.


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New York’s Empire State Building had a quiet and rainy birthday May 1, with tourists trickling into the building that was built 85 years ago.



There are nearly 20,000 street vendors in New York City today. Some of them attract large crowds of customers. Others struggle to earn a profit. Noreyana Fernando reports on one street vendor for whom these numbers do not matter.


Despite official assurances, there have been at least 14 random slashing attacks in New York in February alone, while slashings in 2016 are up 20 percent from a year ago.


This 73-year-old tour guide is proud of New York. But she also teaches people how to navigate a less glamorous side of her beloved city. Published:

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