Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Pickle Store Moves to Brooklyn

When you walk through the door the first thing you see are ten orange 50 gallon barrels lined up like obedient children. Each barrel is properly labeled with a handwritten sign describing what’s inside. Sour Pickles. Giardiniera. Sweet Peppers… The … Continue reading

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Composer Makes Music with Clock Sounds

Andrew Gross using his computer with the Princeton Laptop Orchestra Andrew Gross is a musician from Long Island who works with found sounds, an avant garde form of composition often attributed to John Cage. He recently completed a musical thesis … Continue reading

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A Positive Life: Living with HIV

Peter Lamarca was  diagnosed with HIV in 1990. At the time, it was a death sentence that would claim the lives of his friends and lover. While it took away the ones he loved, he refuses to let it take … Continue reading

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Cafe Amrita: A Bar Resisting the Recession

In this economy running a small business can be an uphill climb. Rob Song owns Cafe Amrita, a cafe and bar on West 110th Street near Central Park. Song’s cafe is facing a long list of challenges–the recession, a gentrified … Continue reading

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Pecks In The City: Raising Chickens In Brooklyn

Sam Ashford is Brooklyn -born and -bred, but despite of his city pedigree,  is drawn to all things not cosmopolitan. He likes to build his own furniture, trade goods in lieu of spending money, and dumpster dive for food. He … Continue reading

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Daniel Goodman: Folk Musician With a Cause

Daniel Goodman is a modern day folk musician with his conscientious lyrics passionately influenced by the politically minded folk artists of the 1950′s and 60’s. His respect for these roots can be seen in the soulful instrument he chooses to … Continue reading

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Overeducated and Unemployed in the Recession

Since graduating from college in December 2009, Jake Teresi has had little luck finding a job as a writer in the film industry. Internships didn’t lead where he wanted them to, and now Teresi finds himself among the 5.6 percent … Continue reading

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Bronx Senior Finds Writing Therapeutic

Elsa Krochmal is a 72-year-old resident of Morningside nursing home in the Bronx. Born in Honduras, she went on to teach English and Art for 37 years. Now living in Morningside since 2007, Krochmal has found comfort through a weekly therapeutic … Continue reading

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Bed-Stuy’s own 9/11: music, weed, & what up baii

In a darkly lit room, Kevin starts the day smoking a blunt. It’s only 10 a.m. What am I getting myself into? I wait for him to exhale and exhale myself when I notice a blanket covered in cartoons on … Continue reading

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Grand Street Community Band

In 2008 Jeff W. Ball, director of music at Grand Street Campus High Schools, formed the Grand Street Community Band so that musicians could experience aesthetic enjoyment through playing quality music. Since its founding, the Brooklyn band has grown to … Continue reading

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