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Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

Creating Urban Agriculture, One Roof At A Time

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published January 18, 2011

Traditionally, farmers take it easy in the winter. But urban farmer Ben Flanner has never been so busy. He is trying to get more New York rooftops ready to grow new shingles of Sun Gold tomatoes, salad greens, and carrots before the next season begins.

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Headstone Shop Owner Sells Bread to Improve the Relationship with His Daughter

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published November 11, 2010

As we walked down Graham Avenue in East Williamsburg, we would often pass by a headstone shop that had stacks of bread in the window — certainly an odd combination. Who was behind the idea to sell bread with cemetery headstones.

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I’m Innocent. Just Check My Status on Facebook.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, published 11 November, 2009

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The message on Rodney Bradford’s Facebook page, posted at 11:49 a.m. on Oct. 17, asked where his pancakes were. The words were typed from a computer in his father’s apartment in Harlem. (more…)


Teachers learn write from wrong at this cursive class

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published 6 November, 2009

A group of Brooklyn teachers went back to school this week for some vital retraining. Computer skills? New Math? No, good old-fashioned handwriting.

About 70 educators attended a workshop at Boerum Hill’s PS 261 on Pacific Street on Tuesday organized by Handwriting Without Tears, a national group that hopes to keep handwriting from becoming a lost art in an age of standardized testing and emphasis on keyboard skills.

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Man Is Acquitted in Fake Dynamite Case

THE NEW YORK TIMES – City Room, published 21 October, 2009

A judge on Wednesday acquitted a Brooklyn maintenance worker who was arrested in 2007 for carrying a bundle of fake dynamite he found in the trash.

Ending a bench trial, the judge, Acting Justice Vincent M. Del Giudice of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, scoffed at prosecutors’ argument that the worker, Robert Lopez, intentionally caused a scare when he sat on his stoop with the theatrical prop.

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