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A Young Man Plies an Old Trade, Beating the Economic Crisis

By Timothy Baker • Jan 5th, 2011 • Category: People

By Tim Baker “It’s recession proof.” A strange sentence to hear from 22-year-old college senior about his skilled labor, yet Alex Mehr is insistent. “When it gets to the point that you don’t have any money to buy new instruments, you’ve got to fix your old ones,” he explains. “When you’re flush you buy, when [...]



Anarchists Unite, and Eat, in Brooklyn

By Timothy Baker • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: Features

By Tim Baker In an industrial section of South Williamsburg, there is a warehouse-style door, adorned with graffiti, distinguished from the dozens just like it on Flushing Street by a single piece of paper, taped at eye level once every two weeks. It reads: “Grub Inside!” Grub, as the biweekly gathering at “Surreal Estate” is [...]