Category Archives: Brooklyn

Final Thoughts from Bushwick

I have never been one for long, drawn-out goodbyes, but I continue to struggle to find the appropriate words to adequately describe the last seven years and three months that I have lived in the greatest city in the world. … Continue reading

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The View from Jefferson Street

One last view from Jefferson Street before the move to Washington, D.C., is complete.

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NYC Officials Seek Information on Anti-Gay Attack in Brooklyn

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was among the officials who distributed flyers at a Brooklyn intersection earlier on Tuesday, Sept. 27, about a reported anti-gay attack earlier this month. Police say Julius “Stinky” Wright sexually assaulted a 24-year-old … Continue reading

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NYPD Identifies Suspect in Anti-Gay Attack in Brooklyn

Police say a 21-year-old man used anti-gay slurs against a man as he sexually assaulted him on a Brooklyn street earlier this month. Julius “Stinky” Wright allegedly approached the 24-year-old man on Myrtle Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 5. … Continue reading

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NYC Officials Condemn Reported Anti-Gay Attack in Brooklyn

New York City officials late on Friday, Sept. 23, condemned a reported hate crime against a gay man who was walking home in Brooklyn earlier this month. The man was walking in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 5 when … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Councilman Detained at West Indian Day Parade

Brooklyn politicians have expressed outrage after police officers detained City Councilmember Jumaane Williams earlier today during the annual West Indian Day Parade. The Daily News reported that New York Police Department officers handcuffed and detained Williams and Kirsten John Foy, … Continue reading

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The View from Jefferson Street

Good riddance Irene!

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Video: Hurricane Irene Bears Down on Bushwick

I shot this from my bedroom window on Jefferson Street in Bushwick around 7:50 a.m. as the center of Hurricane Irene passed within 30 miles of the city. Leaves and some tree branches have come down, while the sunflowers that … Continue reading

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Video: Hurricane Irene Bears Down on Bushwick

The brunt of Hurricane Irene continues to bear down on Bushwick. The lights have flickered a couple of times here on Jefferson Street, but we thankfully still have electricity. A tree in our backyard continues to lean. The wind has … Continue reading

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Outer Bands of Hurricane Irene Reach Bushwick

The outer banks of Hurricane Irene have begun to reach Bushwick. A steady and increasingly torrential rain began about 20 minutes ago. The breeze has begun to freshen, but it remains well under 20 mph. The checkout lines at the … Continue reading

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