Lela Moore is a writer based in Brooklyn.
APR 2005 | Local
In Flatbush, where Church Avenue and Coney Island Avenue intersect, one hears a quintessential urban sound mash: bus brakes squealing and a jackhammer boring into the street. Just a few blocks away, along placid Prospect Park South at Argyle Road and Albemarle Road, birds chirp and a baby babbles.
FEB 2004 | Local
Shanice Murphy was only five years old when she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a disease that occurs when a persons bone marrow stops producing new blood cells. The lack of white blood cells increases susceptibility to infection and the lack of platelets means a simple bump or bruise can cause unstoppable bleeding.
JUN 2005 | Local
Outside the Brooklyn Artists Gym, or B.A.G., in Cobble Hill, a thunderstorm pounded the Gowanus Canal, and the sky over the industrial landscape turned from dark gray to an eerie yellow.