As illustrated by a spate of recent endorsements, many progressives across the city continue to support John Liu, the recent trial verdicts notwithstanding.
The families of Beach 130th Street waited out Hurricane Sandy as they did Hurricane Irene, but as an empty oil tank bobbed down the street, their surprise at the storms strength mixed with fear and worry.
When actor/playwright Aizzah Fatima was in eighth grade, about a year after she and her family moved to Starkville, Mississippi from Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, she saw a high school production of A Thousand Cranes. The play tells the story of Sadako Saski, a 12-year-old Japanese girl who had died of leukemia in 1955, the direct result of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
No matter what her ethnic background, a girl growing up in Bensonhurst coats the outer layer of her personality with strength, sass, and neighborhood pride. The girls of Bensonhurst exude genuine intensity in almost everything they do.
A leading supporter of Occupy has opted to endorse the most Wall Street-friendly Democratic candidate for mayor.