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Rebel with a Lens: Neighborhood Preservation in the Darkroom of Clayton Patterson

Inside, Clayton Patterson sits among boxes. Artwork rests propped against the walls or hangs in the darkened eaves of the room.

"Union Square is Not For Sale" Declare Activists

The streets and corners, alleys and parks, apartments and buildings of New York undergo constant reinvention. Go away for a week and return to find your favorite watering hole closed, signs for a building permit in front of a familiar street corner, or a fence with a “Keep Out” on a once inviting public park.

Contaminated Education? Toxic Schools and the Leasing Loophole

From 1999 to 2002, Katie Acton’s daughter attended PS 65 in Ozone Park, Queens, a school built on land that formerly contained an airplane parts factory. Though there is no history of respiratory disorders in the family, Acton’s daughter developed asthma, while at PS 65. Other students and teachers at PS 65 also developed asthma, nausea, fatigue, persistent headaches, facial paralysis and cancer.

Lost and Found

On my personal scale of frantic before a flight, I was only a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. I was running a bit late in the cab to LaGuardia for a 4:15 p.m. flight to Cleveland.

Emergency Food Programs Feed Brooklyn's Hungry

Hunger and poverty are on the rise in every corner of the globe and the causes—weather calamities, the conversion of corn to ethanol, spikes in housing and healthcare costs—are increasingly earning banner headlines. According to the BBC, 100 million people are at risk of starvation and it is therefore no surprise that food riots have erupted in nations as diverse as Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mexico, Uzbekistan and Yemen.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUN 2008

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