My Everyday Hustle

About This Episode

In My Everyday Hustle, five young men and women chase their versions of the American Dream. They work hard to support themselves and their families but they also live in one of the most expensive cities in America. Meet Nadir, Walid, Cecilia, Daniel, and Heidi as they explain why they love their jobs, as dog walker, street cart vendor, on-demand driver, courier, and subway performer. In New York they are an integral part of everyday life and many people depend on them. How do they make ends meet?

Their stories - originally reported as part of “Chasing the Dream,” the public media series on poverty and opportunity in America from WNET in New York - reveal the struggles, successes, and daily “hustle” of New York life for people we see every day, but don’t really know.