An opus on the state of Bushwick in 2016.
I’d like to take a minute to reply to the Wall Street Journal article “Brooklyn Before the Hipsters” on July 4th, 2013 – Independence Day. It was Gilbert Gottfried grade business propaganda.
The son of the former congressman from the district announced his new office as a political consultant, and clued in his local group of political wonks on news from a recent meeting of district leaders for the Kings County Democratic Party. Here’s a little inside baseball on the Kings County Democratic Party as heads turn to the 2013 local races.
Since the current public advocate, Bill deBlasio, is ditching his post to run for mayor, Crain’s New York Business had a few things to say about who might replace him. We thought it was ripe for picking.
Juxtaposed against the early artists of the Hudson Valley style, whose creative re-creation of the manifest-destiny era American landscape lacked substance if not beauty, these modern artists toil in the devastating industrial quandaries of our society.
An interesting short film came through our inbox this morning that we felt compelled to share in relation to our past series on food and environmental issues in Brooklyn. Here it is: the real life stories of New York City dumpster divers.
In this video, Hayes takes a really long time just to tell us that OWS and the Tea Party have enough in common to be friends.
On NYPD Stop & Frisk, Hakeem Jeffries says ‘Jim Crow may be dead,’ But ‘still has a few nieces, nephews that are alive’
Hakeem Jeffries must be really dedicated to the youth vote – the state assemblyman and now congressional candidate won’t let the issue of stop and frisk and racist drug policy laws die, kinda.
Far from giving up, #OccupyWallStreet has taken it’s fight to the internet while sleeping in city churches and community centers and continuing to hold General Assembly meetings in Liberty Plaza. Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s early morning raid almost two weeks ago, occupiers remain nimble and continue to turn out crowds. Matt Harvey visits the Plaza to report on the aftermath.
The brutal reaction of police towards #occupywallstreet protestors in New York City, of campus police at UC Davis to students, and in many instances around the country have only inspired thousands more to fill American streets with their voices. That inspiration, a reawakening within the spirit and mind, is contagious – in my case, it came at a personal cost many years ago.