Unemployment figures are one thing. How about the price of bread, the size of the rent hike, or the going rate for balloons?
The twittersphere was ablaze last night with commentary from the storm. Here is a curated feed from our reporters of what was going on in Brooklyn in the midst of the hurricane.
The City Council member uses hyper-local issues and house parties to build electoral support and a campaign nest egg
The Brooklyn Lens webcast for the week of March 30, 2012.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center recently opened an e-warehouse in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn where residents and small businesses can recycle their electronics. This is the first permanent drop off location for the Center, which has been promoting electronic recycling throughout New York City since 2003. Produced by Cristabelle Tumola and Rebecca Ellis.
Weekday mornings Osmond Thorne takes commuters and children to school, but he is not driving a bus or subway train. He is behind the wheel of a 15-person commuter van. The vans are a cheap and convenient way to get around Brooklyn, but they also skirt city regulations by regularly straying outside of their licensed […]
Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a renowned pie shop in the Park Slope/Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Some of their top-shelf offerings include pies made with salted caramel apple, bittersweet chocolate pecan, bourbon sweet potato and honeyed pumpkin, according to a report at NBC New York. Customers form lines at the crack of dawn for this 3-day sweet […]
By Sanya Khetani Bad weather puts Catherine Charlot in a good mood. Armed with her shopping cart, Charlot is a familiar sight in Gowanus and Park Slope after a storm hits, scanning the streets and rummaging through garbage cans for broken and discarded umbrellas. She is often mistaken for a homeless woman, but Charlot remains […]
By Alex Gecan
A block away from the trench in which the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway runs confluent with Hicks Street, an old lady sat in the shade of her childhood home and remembered