Courtesy of Jamal Jackson, taken by Antoine Tempé“I’m not here anymore for just pretty dance,” Jamal Jackson, the founder of the Brooklyn based Jamal Jackson Dance Company [https://www.jamaljacksondancecompany.org] said, as we talked about how he and his dancers have adapted to the changing times, how
The outside of the Natoora headquarters in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Taken by, courtesy of Natoora.)With its base in East Williamsburg, the North American branch of Natoora [https://natoora.com/how-to-buy/delivered/index.php] used to source and supply seasonal and unique fruit and vegetables as well as other pantry
Michele herself in her studio by Matt Carr, photo courtesy of Michelle ZassenhausGOWANUS – When I first saw Brooklyn photographer Michelle Zassenhaus’ [http://www.michellezassenhaus.com/]s photos, I was struck by the lived-in desolation of her work. The pieces capture so perfectly the traces people leave behind. “I have always
Bill de Blasio announcing the public health emergency in April. (Ed Reed/ Mayoral Photography Office)WILLIAMSBURG – The measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but a public health emergency was put in place in New York City in April as the disease spread across some Brooklyn neighborhoods.
GOWANUS – The Gowanus Canal is an anomaly. The new buildings and hip restaurants rising alongside it strike a stark contrast with its thick industrial waters. Providing safe passage across everybody’s favorite Superfund site are five bridges, each with its own story. When one of the five bridges open, residents
Yellow Submarine by Ayla Schultz/BklynerCONEY ISLAND CREEK/GRAVESEND – Three years before the Beatles 1966 hit was released, a real-life yellow submarine was dreamed into existence in Brooklyn. The original yellow color has now rubbed off, but the rusted hull is still visible above the thick polluted waters. The submarine,