Box Art, Song and Dance, High School Fight
Some stories to savor over the holiday:
•Dale Eisinger scored the cover of NY Press with his story (and photos) about a band of guerrilla artists who painted newspaper boxes and left their handiwork around the city.
•Melissa Cooper’s video about the Harbor Conservatory’s 40th anniversary found a home on DNAinfo.com.
•Elis Estrada’s story about Sheepshead Bay High School’s fight to stay open was published by Bay Currents.
•Chase Rosen’s piece about a fallen war hero from New Jersey who was honored in Times Square was featured in his hometown paper, The Coast Star. Come on by my office to check out a copy.
•Lauren Friedman’s story about a homeless man training to run in the Philadelphia Marathon made GOOD.
•Matt Draper’s wrote a piece for City Limits about how slow business at East Harlem bodegas signals that the neighborhood has yet to rebound from the recession.
•Azriel James Relph wrote an article for Newsweek about young people’s fear of financial planning.
•Emily Lavin wrote about how some Hunts Point retailers are looking for a big name store – but not a big box store – to help draw more shoppers to the neighborhood. Her piece made Crain’s New York Business. Amy Yensi, meanwhile, wrote an article about how some businesses around Yankee Stadium are adjusting to a year without a World Series – and to the return of football to the Bronx. Click here for a link to the pdf.
•Peggy Truong wrote a piece for Variety about how Yahoo! is bolstering its entertainment news staff.
•Al Barbarino’s feature about a writers group for elderly women made The Brooklyn Eagle. Meanwhile, Celia Gorman’s story about how some unlikely volunteers stepped up to save a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless got nice play.
•Our News Service is going strong: David Montalvo and Chris Schuetze teamed on a video story about the graphic images on tap for cigarette packages. Samantha Stark and Janet Lawrence visited the annual chocolate fair and came away with a sweet video (sorry). Walter Smith-Randolph and Jessica Courtemanche covered a speech by famed Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown. Susan Rohwer profiled a Bushwick farmers market.
•Shane Dixon Kavanaugh’s story about a gorilla adventure in the midst made The New York Times.
•Speaking of The Times, the latest on The Local includes contributions from, among others, Alex Abad-Santos, Uche Abanobi, Alissa Ambrose, Roxanna Asgarian, Jose Bayona, Geoffrey Decker, Liza Eckert, Spencer Freeman, Channon Hodge, Kyle McGovern, Bobby Melok, An Phung, Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Mitch Trinka, Jonathan Vit and Patrick Wall.
•Annais Morales shared the byline on this New York Post story about Rep. Charles Rangel.
•In case you missed it on TV, the latest edition of 219 West new magazine is online and features contributions from Melissa Cooper, Jessica Courtemanche, Dana Rapoport, Walter Smith-Randolph and Teresa Tomassoni.
•The latest edition of The Hunts Point Express features Kahliah Laney’s story about a new science education program. Alum Joe Hirsch wrote about the possible reopening of a sludge treatment plant.
Speaking of our alumni, here’s a holiday sampling from our very crowded Alumni Corner:
•Damiano Beltrami’s video about an East Williamsburg tombstone dealer who branched out into the bread business found a home on The Huffington Post.
•Ben Fractenberg chronicles, in a slide show for DNAinfo, complaints by Gramercy business owners and residents that cops are hogging parking spaces.
•Rebecca Harshbarger shared a byline on this New York Post account of a horrific murder.
•Jackie Linge appeared on Brian Lehrer’s TV program to discuss and show part of her documentary about same-sex couples torn apart by deportation.
•You’ve heard of Shoot the Freak? Well, Maya Pope-Chappell introduces Wall Street Journal readers to Punch Me Panda.
•Nicholas Martinez reviewed a new Star Wars-related video game for Twin Galaxies.
Congrats to all – and have a great Thanksgiving!