Category Archives: New York City

Meet the Azerbaijani journalist turned Brooklynite restaurant owner

Ramel Huseynov ran a talk show back in Azerbaijan, but it got shut down after he started discussing revenues at the state-controlled oil company in the energy-rich country. Unable to find work after that, he recently moved to Brooklyn, where … Continue reading

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Gender-segregated beaches in New York City

A councilman has proposed having two beach days, one solely for men and one solely for women, at a public college this summer to accommodate observant Jewish and Muslim swimmers who don’t go to beaches with members of the opposite … Continue reading

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Brooklyn marches for Palestine

Activists held a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Bay Ridge – a heavily Palestinian neighborhood in Brooklyn – for “Nakba” day. Hours earlier, the U.S. opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/20/all-bay-ridge-palestine-nakba-protest-2018-05-18-bk.html

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My interview with Ariana and the Rose

I spoke to Ariana and the Rose’s frontwoman Ariana DiLorenzo about her space-themed music and dance show at House of Yes, where partiers can dance with interactive characters dressed as aliens: https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/16/24-three-day-synth-pop-2018-04-20-bk.html

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BC Studio celebrates 35th anniversary

My article on the iconic BC Studio in Brooklyn. I interviewed its founder Martin Bisi and some of the punk, experimental and avant garde acts that have recorded there over the years. https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/15/24-gowanus-studio-martin-bisi-2018-04-13-bk.html

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The Brooklyn Folk Festival and the popularity of rural music in the city

My article on the Brooklyn Folk Festival and the influx of folk musicians to urban Brooklyn: https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/13/24-brooklyn-folk-festival-decade-2018-03-30-bk.html

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Musicians make songs about books

My article on the Bushwick Book Club: a group of artists who write songs about all sorts of books, including thrillers, cookbooks, classics, and more. They’re currently tackling local author Jonathan Ames’ “You Were Never Really Here,” which has been … Continue reading

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