Thursday, May 23, 2013
Bushwick's Struggles With Asthma: What's Poverty's Role?
In a neighborhood with high asthma rates, it's not hard to identify risk factors for the condition. The trick is determining which factor is most important.
Former Gadfly Cop Nears Coronation as Brooklyn Borough President
State Sen. Eric Adams faces virtually no opposition in his bid for borough hall—the latest step in his evolution from controversial activist to political leader.
Community Groups Press for Details in NYC Mayoral Forums
East Brooklyn Congregations and allies typically work behind the scenes. But they've made headlines in 2013 by forcing candidates to provide detailed housing, school and policing proposals.
How Sweet Was It? Marty Markowitz's Boro Hall Legacy
The borough president famously erected signs declaring "How Sweet It Is!" to be in Brooklyn. Was there substance—and success—behind the shtick?
40 Percent of Sheepshead Firms Still Shut Post-Sandy
And more might be closing as their owners struggle to pay back loans they had to take out to repair damage from the flood.
Top Issue in Brownsville: Fear of the Teens, Fear for the Teens
Ask people on Blake Avenue what's their No. 1 campaign concern, and they'll say "crime." But their worry seems to be less about violence and more about whether young people are on the wrong track.
How Will A Higher Minimum Wage Affect Brooklyn?
President Obama and Democrats in Albany want a higher minimum wage. Among Brooklyn's low-wage workers, who will it help and how much?
Forgotten History Behind New Brooklyn Waterfront Plan
Behind the new and shiny plan for the Domino factory site is a saga of labor strife, lawsuits, and waterfront politics—one City Limits started telling back in 1983.
Debate over Size of Brooklyn's Rat Problem, What to do About it
The city says there was no post-Sandy rat explosion. But rats are still a major complaint in several neighborhoods, as experts say New York could do more to rebuff rodents.
Canarsie Braces for Foreclosure Wave After Sandy
The neighborhood was a hotbed for defaults even before the superstorm's devastating flood. Now, advocates fear a flood of housing emergencies.
Dueling Prescriptions for Brooklyn's Hospitals
The state wants to close and merge hospitals to shore up health-system finances. But front-line health providers say patients shouldn't pay the price for problems caused by government funding schemes.
- Bath Beach
- Bay Ridge
- Bedford Stuyvesant
- Bergen Beach
- Boerum Hill
- Borough Park
- Brighton Beach
- Broadway Junction
- Brooklyn Heights
- Carroll Gardens
- City Line
- Clinton Hill
- Cobble Hill
- Coney Island
- Crown Heights
- Cypress Hills
- Ditmas Park
- Dyker Heights
- East Flatbush
- East New York
- East Williamsburg
- Fort Greene
- Fort Hamilton
- Fulton Ferry
- Gerritsen Beach
And it affected more renters than homeowners, and a disproportionately high number of low-income people.
Just minutes before we arrived, an elderly woman living on the second floor tumbled down the stairs, back first, after tripping over her cane while bringing groceries into her apartment.
In 2008 the city solicited designs for temporary housing for 38,000 households uprooted from a coastal neighborhood by hurricane flooding. Now New York may confront a very similar, and very real, scenario.
Access to lawyers, translation services and childcare would make Brooklyn Housing Court a fairer forum, according to a coalition of community groups.
Poverty is on the rise. What does that mean at the supermarket?
City Limits hosted Celebration! to honor its 35th Anniversary and the people who make a difference in New York City's civic and advocacy community. Hosted by CUNY-BMCC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed Wednesday, October 26, 2011 City Limits Day in honor of the non-profit investigative journalism organization.
On Monday, March 28, 2011, City Limits Magazine celebrated the launch of "Defining Brooklyn: The Borough Behind the Brand" at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Skylight Gallery.
A comprehensive study by the Brooklyn Healthcare Improvement Project (anchored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center) on healthcare utilization and finance in Brooklyn.
Open call for partners for our Making Policy Public program. Community organizations and advocacy groups that need help visually explaining a policy or planning issue are encouraged to apply by Friday, July 12, 2013 no later than 11 pm.
Colab is pleased to present "Wood and Pulp," a two person exhibition by Damion Silver and Scotty Albrecht. "Wood and Pulp" features new bodies of artwork, including collage, assemblages, and works on paper. The artists' works share an intricate use of found objects and carefully wrought wood and paper. Silver and Albrecht both have backgrounds rooted in design as well as influences and techniques derived from traditions of crafting by hand. While there are strong commonalities in the artists' processes, "Wood and Pulp" demonstrates distinct approaches in their use of material and the resulting forms.
This workshop is a comprehensive look at the collodion process and its effective practice by the modern-day photographer. The predominate mode of photography from its invention in the early 1850's to its fall from prominence at the turn of the century, the collodion process was a relatively fast and inexpensive means of getting a direct to positive photograph on demand (thus the image was a mirror image, reversed horizontally). Its practitioners effectively make their own film through the coating of a glass sheet or metal plate with the collodion substrate, sensitizing it in a solution of silver nitrate and exposing this plate in-camera while still wet, hence its common moniker “wet plate”. Thus, the collodion process represents a highly sustainable form of emulsion- based photographic expression in the 21st century as the future of silver gelatin-based film risks fading into obscurity with more and more companies discontinuing their popular emulsions on a routine basis. Students will learn how to coat, sensitize, expose, develop and varnish their own plates over the course of the weekend, gaining valuable hands-on experience while learning the theory and fundamentals necessary to apply the process to their own work.
This four-hour program is for shooting and troubleshooting the wet plate collodion process in a community setting alongside other students. This shooting night is for experienced wet plate practitioners who have taken a wet plate workshop and would like more practice. The maximum number of students at Wet Plate Shooting Night is six, and students should come prepared to work using the buddy system (taking turns shooting roughly every 20 minutes, and assisting the other student shooter in your pair during their shooting time). The purpose of this program is to practice the skills you have learned from previous wet plate instruction, bounce ideas off of other wet plate shooters, and expand your wet plate and alternative process community. Students can expect to leave with 4 varnished plates.* We provide the cameras, chemicals, tin & glass, and studio, you provide the inspiration. Students should not bring personal equipment- we will provide everything you need to shoot. Still life and portrait setups are possible. There will be no instruction, but a wet plate practitioner is available for questioning and assistance. There will be three cameras, which will be shared, and each participant is allowed to invite only one model for portrait sitting. Note: maximum plate size is 4 x 5. *Wet Plate Shooting Night is specifically designed for students to practice skills and develop an alternative process community. If you are looking for an opportunity to create a larger body of work, or work independently, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about Wet Plate Studio Hours. Wet Plate Studio Hours are for proficient shooters only. A darkroom monitor will be present, but there will be no instruction. Private Tutorials may be arranged if you would like instruction tailored to your learning goals.