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Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
Recently I spent a day at the Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park. It’s like the blue-collar version of the Belmont track; a throwback to a bygone era when down and out New Yorkers from across the boroughs used to flock to the track to try their luck. The track, where Cigar kicked off his [...]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
There was an article in the Times recently about Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which just closed its outpatient dialysis clinic. According to the article, the public hospital decided to close its dialysis clinic as a cost-cutting measure – because it has too many undocumented patients. “For Grady, which has served Atlanta’s poor for [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
Last weekend I went to the Aqueduct to take photos. I used to spend a little time at Great Lakes Downs, the racetrack outside of Muskegon, Michigan. I didn’t bet much but I liked to watch the horses. Hanging out at the Aqueduct from 11 a.m. until the last race at 4:30 made me remember [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
After weeks of listening to all the major news networks and papers harp on how mayoral candidate Bill “Seabiscuit” Thompson didn’t stand a chance in the face of Bloomberg’s money and power, election night was especially bittersweet. Or depressing, depending on how you look at things. Bloomberg did, in fact, prevail, just like the papers [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Last Sunday I was walking through Jamaica taking photos. As I rounded the corner of 171st Street and 90th Avenue, I noticed a black cat cross the street. Seconds later another cat followed, and then another, and another, until the handful of cats turned into a streaming deluge of cats, all [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
I’m going to bring it down a notch; partly because I’m too wrapped up in reporting on other things but not far along enough to expand upon them here, and partly because this week, there’s something else that’s been weighing on my mind. That something is one Freddie King, the “Texas Cannonball,” the spitfire make-you-want-to-get-toe-up-drunk-and-dance [...]
Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
It’s been months since Jamaica’s Mary Immaculate Hospital closed. But for the past few weeks, former hospital and contract workers have spent their afternoons packing up the hospital’s innards to be shipped to other hospitals as far away as Tennessee. Everything in the 107 year-old hospital has been sold—from its reams of printer paper to [...]