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9/11 in 2011: The View From Brooklyn

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) On Sept. 11, 2001, Brooklyn found itself with a front-row seat to Al Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center. From graveyards to golf courses, private schools to housing projects, the impact of the tragedy spread throughout our borough. Ten years later, Brooklyn Ink’s writers examine how loss, grief, memory, and recovery...


After Life: A Brooklyn Guide

Why death? It’s not because we’re morbid. We chose this topic because, in a borough of astounding diversity, death is the rare universal experience. We examined how culture, religion and community shape perceptions and practices surrounding the inevitable. We dug up data on mortality, examined Brooklyn’s burial spaces and spoke to the people — from...


How They Do It – The Pastry Chef

by Elisabeth Anderson and Audrey Yoo A stone’s throw from the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, Herve Poussot spends his days making French pastries. Poussot, who owns Almondine Bakery on Water Street, showed The Brooklyn Ink how he crafts delicate and delectable macaron.


How They Do It – The Boxer

By Louis Imbert and Yiting Sun Kelly Colome, an East New York boxing trainer, teaches Louis Imbert and Yiting Sun how to throw a proper straight right.


How They Do It – The Food Cart Chef

By Bilal Lakhani and Aliza Moorji There’s a secret behind every chicken gyro at the Halal Paradise cart on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street, and only Imran Khan knows what it is. He begins preparing this signature dish by unwrapping pieces of marinated chicken from a frozen plastic container. Khan then places...