Category: The Vault

NY Comic Con: Home of All Things Pop Culture

Call it a United Nations of pop culture or a comic fan’s Shangri-La. Either way, when NY Comic Con rolls into the Jacob Javits Center, one thing is for certain – – those in attendance let their geek flags fly. Men and women dawn the iconic red, blue and yellow known to the Last Son…

From The Archives: Art Teaches Life: Brooklyn’s League Center Uses The Arts to Teach the Mentally Handicapped

(Editor’s Note: This article was written the Spring of 2009 during my tenure at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.) In an unassuming six-story brick building under the Manhattan Bridge, an exhausted Hannah Achtenberg Kinn sat down in her office chair. She traveled to China and saw a traditional Chinese New Year paper dragon dance…

NY Film Tax Credit Calling It A Wrap?

(Editor’s Note: This was written in the Spring of 2009 during my tenure at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.) When New York State established a tax break program for television and movie productions in 2004, it made for an appealing and lucrative proposition for Hollywood’s elite moviemakers. And the Hollywood producers came in droves.…

Vinegar Hill – – Brooklyn’s Front Line for Civic Change

Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill gets its name from a famous battle in Ireland where Irish revolutionists fought the British in 1798. Now, the neighborhood is the front line for a different kind of battle – – one with civic change. Historic World War II Navy residences blend with ultra modern, high-rise luxury residences. Abandoned storefronts and…

From The Archives: Historians, Developers Wage Campaigns Over Navy Yard Site (December 2008)

Editor’s Note: “From The Archives” is a new series featuring articles written by me that either never made publication before now or were published and have been lost in a digital black hole. The following article falls under the category of the former. This piece was originally created in December of 2008 for my Interactive…

NY Comic Con – Now The Home Of Everything Pop Culture?

There’s a new trend emerging at NY Comic Con – – It has become the home of everything video games, movies and television. Nicholas Martinez has more from the exhibition floor. Like this:Like Loading…

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