Tag: Brooklyn (NYC)

A Season of Grief and Release: 5 Months of the Virus in New York City

Spring to Summer 2020 Photographs by Daniel Arnold Text by Dodai Stewart Aug. 7, 2020 The restaurant was empty, save for two other tables. Spoons slid through our dessert, split three ways. We were anxious but determined to enjoy it, somehow. It was March 10, and the coronavirus had just hit New York City. We […]

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How an Urban Flower Farmer Spends Her Sundays

Three years ago, Christina Clum left the corporate world to become an urban flower farmer. Her backyard in Kensington, Brooklyn, however, “is the size of a postage stamp,” she said. “And it doesn’t get good light.” So in February 2018, she put the word out to other Brooklyn residents about doing plantings in their yards. […]

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The Book of Statuses

“Nice White Parents” is a new podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company, about the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. Listen to the first two episodes now, and keep an eye out for new episodes each Thursday, available here and on your mobile device: Via Apple […]

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Why Barr’s Pick for Brooklyn Prosecutor Faces Scrutiny From All Sides

When Attorney General William P. Barr announced a new top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn this month, it was a promotion for one of his closest advisers in Washington. His choice, Seth D. DuCharme, was not a purely political appointee. Mr. DuCharme spent most of his career in Brooklyn prosecuting terrorists and violent gangs, earning a […]

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A Brooklyn Restaurant’s Answer to Cabin Fever: Summer Camp

The other night a watermelon was brought to my table in the backyard of Olmsted, in Brooklyn. The first thing I noticed was its unusually compact size, slightly smaller than my teenage son’s head. The more unusual thing, though, was the copper spigot sticking out of its midsection. When I turned the spigot, out trickled […]

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11-Year-Old, 2 Teens Killed in Crash at Floyd Bennett Field

Two cars driven by teenagers were “doing doughnuts” — maneuvers well-known in auto racing that send cars spinning in loops — on a decommissioned airfield in Brooklyn on Saturday evening when they collided, according to a police official. After receiving numerous 911 calls, the first firefighters and EMTs who arrived found a gruesome scene: two […]

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