Brooklyn Eagle, July 14, 1897
DELUGE FROM SEA AND SKY
RAIN AND HIGH TIDES CAUSE DAMAGE ON THE ISLAND. GRAIN AND HAY CROPS INJURED.
Shelter Houses and Bathing Pavilions Inundated at Coney IslandYachts Drag Their Anchors in Gravesend Bay Brighton Beach Track Escapes. Streets Along the Shore front Flooded.
Sandys aftermath brought with it many stories of how individuals organized spontaneous yet highly efficient relief efforts. I spoke to one person, Eric Moed, who has been helping organize the Peoples Relief project in Coney Island since shortly after the storm hit at the end of October.
For me, Bedford-Stuyvesant is a Mecca, always calling me back, demanding of me a style and commitment that, try as I might, I never fully give her.
On at least one point, early childhood educators unanimously agree: Providing children with books is the best way to help them develop language skills and enhance creativity, imagination, and a love of learning.
On St. Marks Place, half the people pictured on the T-shirts being sold were dead. Almost all of the rest were for bands that broke up or peaked 10 or 25 years ago. Nostalgia and archaeology.