Rebecca Bellan

Rebecca Bellan writes about cities, culture, health, and travel. She is an executive assistant at Atlantic Media.

The exterior of a Sweetgreen fast-food restaurant in New York City.

As More Cities Ban Cashless Businesses, New York Wants to Follow

Some New Yorkers believe cash-free businesses violate civil rights and want to join cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington in banning them.

Positive Tomorrows's new building to house its school that serves homeless children.

In Oklahoma City, a School Designed for Homeless Children

Positive Tomorrows’s new building will meet the unique needs of homeless students. Main request by kids without homes for playdates: a place to sit with friends.

A fleet of electric vehicles in Pittsburgh.

The Grim State of Electric Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.

Plugging in cars and trucks will be critical to averting climate catastrophe, according to the IPCC. How far has the U.S. come?

The ‘Cafes’ Where Women Go to Breastfeed

Come for the free lactation consultation. Stay for the fellow moms.

Roselyn Grullon, Amaurys Grullon, and Josue Caceres in front of their shop, Bronx Native on Lincoln Avenue. It is one of the new businesses by Bronx locals hoping to take control of the changes in the borough.

The Bronx: Don’t Call It a Comeback

These Bronx natives have been here for years. In the midst of rapid gentrification, they say they are taking control and offering the borough cultural experiences that as youngsters, they had to venture downtown to find.