Tag Archives: Here is Brooklyn

A Garden Grows from Recovery and Penance in Bushwick

At the southwest corner of Himrod Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick stands the Himrod Wilson Community Garden, where tomatoes, basil, summer squash, string beans, eggplant, mint and more grow from four plots. Luis A. Ramos, 46, who lives next door, started clearing the lot two years ago. “When I came to this lot, it […]

At Jury Selection, Brooklyn Court House

By Kim Chakanetsa On the third floor of the Brooklyn Court House, the judge sits high and straight-backed, framed by two flags and a wooden plaque. She looks up. “Chris,” she says, “we’re ready.” With that a clerk dressed in two shades of olive leaves the room.  He returns with a troop of 24 men and […]

The “Kid Boom” in Gentrified Red Hook

By Lea Khayata On a late weekday afternoon, Valentino Pier Park, in the south west end of Red Hook, looks like any neighborhood park. Kids on their scooters and bikes are playing around the pier while their parents watch over them, enjoying a breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty, before walking home on cobblestoned […]

Coming Out in Cobble Hill

By Joi-Marie McKenzie “Baby, baby, baby, where did our love go?” Diana Ross’ voice slides over the speakers in Re/Dress Brooklyn, a vintage clothing shop in Cobble Hill. Three volunteers, wearing coordinated black T-shirts, greeted guests as they came in. While one urged them to pick up flyers promoting the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s latest […]

Mad Dash for Nosh

by Michael Keller You’ve never seen so many hands reaching for matzo balls. And then there’s the Kugel: Broccoli Kugel, Butternut squash Kugel, Spinach Kugel, Sweet Noodle Kugel, Apple Cherry Kugel, Apple Blueberry Kugel, Champagne Grape Kugel and Salt and Pepper Kugel for the purist, all packed in neat plastic containers, their names properly visible. […]