Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

You Only Live Twice

By Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko • Jun 11th, 2013 • Category: Features

This article was reported and written by Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko, Bruce Le, Kwasi Boateng, and Zoe Camina A man limps down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg as blood gushes from open wounds on his neck, legs and stomach; his clothes torn to shreds and soaked in bodily fluids. Next to him, a green-tinted bride chews on what appears to [...]

Ordinary man by day, beautiful swan by night

By Peter Brenner • May 7th, 2012 • Category: People

As the elegant swan’s final white feather tumbled gracefully to the stage, her body fell limp and the crowd erupted in applause. A curtain engulfed Lady Swan, a six-foot gangling creature bejeweled in white, from tutu to tiara. She awoke, and poked her beak through the curtain, stepping out to bask in the praise of [...]

Despite Hardship, Residents of East New York Look Ahead

By Ivan Garcia • Dec 23rd, 2011 • Category: Editorial, Lead Story

By Ivan Garcia Empty lots, abandoned buildings, foreclosed houses and shuttered businesses populate the working-class neighborhood of East New York. As communities around the U.S. have been impacted by the economic crisis, it falls on the residents to determine their future. East New York has long been called “the ghetto,” by locals and outsiders alike, [...]

A Young Filipino in New York Longs for Home

By Winnie Lau • Dec 1st, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, People

By Winnie Lau “In the Philippines, we play basketball in flip flops,” says Jasper Davis as he watches a player dunk a ball into the hoop at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan. Davis, 21, who came to America when he was 17, looks for just about anything that can remind him of his home in [...]

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 [...]

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.”

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 [...]