Tag Archives: Brooklyn

30 Seconds of Prospect Park at Night

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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It is quite amazing what a good camera, a simple tripod and a 30-second shutter allows one to see. These pictures where taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn about thirty minutes after the sun set. The unaided eye was unable to make out much in the darkness. Note the jet-trails and the bats.

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Mastering the Manual Lift

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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In a rare few of the city’s finest prewar buildings, manually operated elevators still carry residents to their homes. At 27 Prospect Park West in Park Slope, Brooklyn, that elevator dates back to 1928, when the building was first erected. Residents adore their prewar carriage, as well as the faithful doormen who operate it. Kevin […]

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Fighting guns with art

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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Stephanie Ramirez, 11, is a typical 11-year-old. She likes volunteering with her Junior Girl Scout troop and performing with her stomp team at school basketball games. And when there are gun shots on her block, her mother hides her in the bathroom, Ramirez said at ARTsPLOTION on Dec. 12. The fifth grader was volunteering at […]

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Mom works to bring home the arts

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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Catherine Green’s career may have changed – dropping her family’s income by half – but her job as a mother hasn’t.

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Merry Christmas, Kensington Style

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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There’s more than one way to celebrate Christmas on Church Avenue in Kensington, Brooklyn. Business owners and residents of the neighborhood – one of Brooklyn’s most ethnically and culturally diverse – are getting ready to rejoice in their own ways, often by mashing traditions together. Over a third of Kensington residents were born somewhere other […]

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Mortgage Woes Leave Condos Half Built

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Development on a 108 condo building in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn has been stalled for over a year, leaving behind the shell of a building and a neighborhood in outrage. The land was originally purchased in 2005 by the developer Moshe B. Feller. He took out two mortgages, one from Corus Bank for $16 […]

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Video: Recession in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Posted on 09. Dec, 2009 by .

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When we were assigned in October to interview residents in our neighborhood beats about how the recession affected them, I thought the responses from Brownsville would be predictable. I would be talking to people living on some of New York City’s lowest-income and highest-crime streets. In these types of neighborhoods, every day can feel like […]

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Vincent's Barbershop

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Vincent’s Barbershop

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Out with the Old… The Decline of Brooklyn's Antiques Row

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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For the past 50 years David Marshall has loved nothing more than the dimly-lit world of his high-end American Victorian antique shop. But on a recent afternoon, Marshall had more than antiques on his mind. The Antique Room had termites, forcing operations to slow further in an already-rocky economy. Though online and museum sales have […]

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EPA Holds Another Meeting on the Gowanus Canal Project

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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On Thursday night, representatives from the EPA presented plans for the environmental studies they are beginning on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Officials outlined a schedule for their remedial investigation and feasibility study, which will determine the extent of the problem with the canal and help the EPA to determine whether to designate the project […]

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