Archive | October, 2009

Skaters Remember Fallen Friend

When up-and-coming inline skater Brian “Cozmik” Scott was murdered on Oct. 12, the skating world was rattled. His friends came together Sunday to skate in his memory and honor what he did so well.

The Perfect Shot

By Alessia Pirolo Where the Brooklyn Bridge reaches Brooklyn, just before the sunset of a perfect October day, a man put his arms around a woman’s waist. They looked at each other. They smiled. “Stop. Stop. Don’t look at her,” shouted a photographer, who stared at the couple through the lens of a professional camera. […]

Audio Postcard from Gleason’s Gym

The legendary Gleason’s Gym has been in DUMBO since 1984. In that time, it’s seen the neighborhood flourish around it, while still maintaining it’s gritty, classic style. Ishita Singh sends this audio postcard from the gym floor. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Undefeated Engineers

By Meredith Kennedy The Brooklyn Tech varsity girls swim team is the undefeated division champions, but their opponent, the Fort Hamilton Tigers always give the Engineers a good meet. They met for the first time this season at the Tiger’s pool on a recent evening. The 400-meter freestyle relay is the last race of the […]

The Goal

By Christopher Alessi The husky captain adjusts his scraggly ponytail, hocks a wad of spit onto the sparse concrete playground of PS 192, and calls the game back to order. A group of nine middle schoolers–only two of whom are girls–are the only kids on this playground.  As there is no jungle gym, or even […]