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A Look Into A Food Vendor's Cart

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Aman Khan is a food vendor on Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in Manhattan. He is consistently busy during the lunch time break. Below is a peek into Aman Khan’s food cart. 39th Street Food Vendor_Aman Khan from Diana Cabral on Vimeo.

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A Hospital for the Soul

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Coney Island Gospel Assembly headed by Pastor Connie Hula is a young people’s haven. This Is The Way We Praise Jesus [audio:http://interactive2010.journalism.cuny.edu/wp-admin/post-new.php] The church was founded by Pastor Hula’s father, who everyone called Brother Jack. Pastor Hula’s Sunday Sermon [audio: http://interactive2010.journalism.cuny.edu/wp-admin/post-new.php] Much of the community work that the church does is focused on helping […]

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The Boardwalk @ Dusk

Posted on 27. Nov, 2009 by .

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The Coney Island boardwalk awakens anew at night. It is a different place from day to evening. The sunshine is for day-trippers seeking the rollercoaster thrills and families making a weekend outing special. At night, there is an inspired community that emerges. On a recent Sunday, I saw a lot of activity and a creative […]

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Little Jimmy

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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Coney Island has a treasure trove of characters. I met one such person on a reporting trip. It was a late summer day with the sunlight glistening off the boardwalk. He was standing outside of the Seaside by the Seashore Sideshow Freak Bar. With yellow tinged sunglasses, in a shirtless black leather vest and worn […]

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A Different View of the People's Playground

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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I have discovered in my reporting from Coney Island, that the community is a contradiction. When you think of Coney Island, most people think of the iconic Coney Island. Images of the red-spiraled Steeplechase, the boardwalk, tattooed freaks and wooden roller coasters, are etched in our memories of the “people’s playground.” Yet, there is another […]

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The City's Plan for the New York Aquarium

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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What does the future of a redeveloped Coney Island hold? Sharks perhaps… A plan announced in September by the city and the New York Aquarium, located on Surf Ave. calls for the re-invigoration of the 10-year-old institution. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the $100 million dollar plan will rehabilitate the Aquarium and bring about 30 […]

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Sights and Sounds from the ING New York City Marathon

Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by .

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The 40th year of the running of the New York City Marathon was full of a broad range of sights and sounds. Many spectators came out on Sunday to cheer the runners. There were also those who participated that were wheelchair participants. The marathon always draws an eclectic array of runners from all over the […]

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A Garden Grows in Coney Island Part 1

Posted on 29. Oct, 2009 by .

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There are many places where a community garden would be very good for an area in the city. Perhaps no better place than a patch of land on 22nd Street and Surf Ave. in Coney Island, just off the boardwalk. This once neglected parcel of land has transformed a section of Brooklyn into a community […]

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