As the sun sets over the peninsula of Red Hook, the streets become dark and desolate, making it hard to envision what this quiet waterfront community would look like if filled with an endless flow of motorists.
The protests against developer Bruce Ratners proposed basketball arena are getting more creative every day.
The Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU), a national non-profit group based in North Philadelphia, actually arranged a series of reality tours during the 2000 convention to highlight the elements of the city that the convention chose not to showcase, including the racial, as well as socioeconomic, diversity of the city.
Walking outside my building on a cool fall day Im greeted by a view of the magnificent blue sky, ribbed with white clouds, but stabbed through by the cylinders of the North River Water Treatment Plant.
Late last fall, the New Skool Journalistas left our beat in Brooklyn to trammel through Queens to investigate and taste the nuances of home and assimilation in the cuisine of two of the boroughs vibrant immigrant communities.