Archive for December, 2010

In Brooklyn, Conditions That Recall Tenement Slums

By Zuleyka Indarte • Dec 22nd, 2010 • Category: Features, Lead Story

By Zuleyka Indarte The walls are cracked, with extremely hot pipes jutting out, ready to burn any skin that comes into contact; the drains are leaky; and the kitchen window is broken. These are the conditions that many residents of several apartment buildings on a single block along Willoughby Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn are calling [...]

Manny Rivera: Funny Guy With a Serious Side

By Adriana Gonzalez • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: People

He has always been funny because, he says, “I have a joke in my jeans – literally.”

Learning to Be Soft the Hard Way: A Malaysian Woman Makes It In Manhattan

By Tara Moser • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: People

Making it in America has meant learning to be both hard and soft.

The Baker

By Matthew Perlman • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: People

“Sometimes you hit the bed face first, and don’t even take your clothes off.”

With Subway Construction Come the Creepy-Crawly Critters

By Meredith Deacon • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: News

By Meredith Deacon Walk along Second Avenue on the Upper East Side and you can’t escape the signs. Sidewalks are chopped and jagged, local shops and restaurants are noticeably barren of customers, and dust and debris are scattered along the road. Construction workers are hard to miss in their neon-orange vests as they drill and [...]

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 [...]