(Recovering) Ink-Stained Wretch

X. O'Neill

Pumpkin picking done right - #BucksCounty style #nonesuchfarms #bluegrass #autumn #sistertime

#SMWLocal Event for Social Media Week: New York

patch:

Join Patch and our friends at WNYC, NBC and SeeClickFix for a discussion with brands that have used social media to quickly go into neighborhoods and solve problems big and small, provoke action and affect positive change.

micropolisnyc:

The dramatically dilapidated Loew’s Kings Theatre, on Flatbush Avenue, is set for a resurrection.

The place was built in 1929. A young Barbra Streisand once worked here. So did Sylvester Stallone.

It’s been closed since 1977, but it’s still the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn, with 3,200 seats. I got to walk around inside yesterday, and despite all the dust and decay, it’s pretty spectacular.

The plan is to restore its former grandeur, and turn it into a major performing arts center. Opening set for 2015.

As a former Brooklynite, I should confess: I’m a little envious.

Meet Raphael, 16 - He was the first youth murdered in the city this year
"I never worried about my son - I lived here all my life and never thought something like this would happen to my son," said Arlene Delgado. Her 16-year-old son, Rafael Sadonte Ward, Jr., was shot in the chest on his way to get a slice of pizza.
(Photo by Stephen Nessen/WNYC)
Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: An Uncertain Future
WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part four of a four-part series.

Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954, and many members continue to live there. This is part one of a four-part series.

allaboutthepast:

New York, November 22, 1963 photographed by Richard Avedon

allaboutthepast:

New York, November 22, 1963 photographed by Richard Avedon

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 (Photo: Stephen Nessen/WNYC) 

Some Coney Island residents like Frank Hall have been displaced by Sandy. They’re living in motels like the Harbor Motor Inn — a $100/night motel off the Belt Parkway near Gravesend Bay.

storyboard:

In Storm-Ravaged Rockaways, Voting — Against All Odds

At 6:45 a.m. the line was already a dozen deep as the polling super site in Far Rockaway, Queens, struggled to open. The gas for the electric generators, lights and six port-a-johns provided by FEMA had been stolen overnight. Poll workers fumbled with flashlights to set up the polling stations.

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.@javguzman and @brigidbergin working on @wnyc ATC plan #sandy