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Bensonhurst's About To Get Dumped On

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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Mayor Bloomberg and the city are still trucking along with plans to locate a waste transfer station on Gravesend Bay in Bensonhurst. The site was home to a garbage incinerator from 1961 to 1991. The incinerator’s smoke stacks were taken down a few years ago in preparation for the transfer station. Below is a soundslides […]

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When Plus-Sized Isn't Plus-Sized

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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America has slowly been making progress towards the acceptance and inclusion of plus-sized people. The fashion industry in particular has long been known for its ultra-thin standards. Liza had a great post last month about the picture of plus-sized model Lizzie Miller showing a belly in Glamour magazine and the press that surrounded it. In […]

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Chika on Journalism and Nigeria

Posted on 21. Oct, 2009 by .

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An interview with Chika on why she is attending CUNY and what she wants to do when she graduates: Chika Moses on Journalism and Nigeria from Anne Byrnes on Vimeo.

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Beginnings of Gentrification in Crown Heights

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .

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The gentrification of Park Slope and Williamsburg have long since changed their neighborhoods and the fingers of change are creeping towards neighborhoods like Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and Bushwick. Prospect Heights, the western neighbor of Crown Heights is well into the process with upscale restaurants on Vanderbilt Avenue and brownstones on tree-lined streets currently on […]

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St. Athanasius Church

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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This week I profiled St. Athanasius Church, a Roman Catholic church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. I was drawn to the church because of how much it seemed to be a part of the community. In recent years, Roman Catholic churches, which have a reputation for being somewhat stodgy and traditional, have had to adapt to changing […]

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How is Obama Doing?

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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Obama has been getting some bad press lately, but is that translating with citizens? In the past week, Obama has received criticism for his failed attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago, increased violence in Afghanistan, and most recently for, well, his presidency as a whole. Saturday Night Live aired their first major criticism of […]

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In West Crown Heights, the Beginnings of Gentrification

Posted on 02. Oct, 2009 by .

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The gentrification of Park Slope and Williamsburg have long since changed their neighborhoods and the fingers of change are creeping towards neighborhoods like Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, and Bushwick. Prospect Heights, the western neighbor of Crown Heights is well into the process with upscale restaurants on Vanderbilt Avenue and brownstones on tree-lined streets currently on […]

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Media Reports AT&T's iPhone Woes, Users Have Fewer Complaints

Posted on 04. Sep, 2009 by .

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Recently, AT&T has received a lot of negative press regarding their 3G network, specifically from iPhone users. The New York Times referred to the iPhone as the “Hummer of cellphones”, stating that it was a “data guzzler”. Find the story here. According to the article, users have complained of dropped calls, delays in receiving text […]

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