Mayor Edward Koch left a mark on New York for three terms. The Brooklyn Ink takes a look back.
Though the Italian population is decreasing in Brooklyn, its cultural imprint remains. Here’s a look at two businesses that are keeping the Italian alive in the borough.
The annual Way of the Cross procession over the Brooklyn Bridge on Good Friday 2012. The procession, led by Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, began at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in downtown Brooklyn, made its way across the East River and marched through downtown Manhattan.
Beatrice Mobley, believed to be one of the oldest surviving workers of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, sits at her dining room table in the Vinegar Hill area of Brooklyn, surrounded by mementos from various stages of her life. She picks up of her 66-year-old Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital I.D. badge with its sepia-colored distressed […]
Amid the discussion around the Palestinian bid for full United Nations membership, we talk to sixth graders at schools from different faiths about the conflict. What do they know? How do they know it?
By Joe Deaux and Evan MacDonald Leo De Le Cruz repairs watches in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He learned the skill from his father.
Every day people wake up and decide to get married. For some, that means a trip to Brooklyn’s City Clerk at Borough Hall. Mary Plummer, Joseph Alexiou and Todd Stone report on love inside a government building.
By Amanda Massa and Mustafa Mehdi Vural Marriage can bring a smile to many people’s faces, but sometimes it brings tears. In the Turkish culture, the traditional henna night — which is performed just days before the wedding— does just that. The henna night, or kina gecesi , is for women only. Friends and family […]
By Joseph Alexiou It is only in a neighborhood like Williamsburg, in a borough like Brooklyn, that a group of creative young folks can open an Elvis-themed hair salon-cum-tattoo parlor without raising many eyebrows. Graceland is housed in a renovated former three-car garage at the corner of Lorimer and Withers streets. Embedded in the smooth […]