I quickly learn this view has cost this business a lot. Irina remembers all the people who left after hurricane Sandy struck in the fall of 2012. “They lost so much, their homes…and then with the businesses closed, they had no work to stay for.”
We set up a table with hot cider to stave off the chill, and little by little, over the course of three hours, 20 participants came by to strut their stuff…
“Manhattan gets everything. No more, no more…Our next mayor is going to be from Brooklyn no matter who wins.”
Remaining unnoticed is not a new thing for Staten Island.
An illustrated dispatch.
From Libya to Liberty Avenue, Hess was making a killing.
In Jersey City’s India Square, the Hindu holiday is tempered and celebrated privately.
Dispatch from Far Rockaway and Jamaica in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Community organizers distributed supplies and canvassed buildings for two days before FEMA showed up to offer aid.
New York will survive Sandy, but so will the city’s persistent inequalities and environmental precarity.
For outer borough residents and the linguistically isolated, the future is less clear.