So the news has just come down that yet another New York state politician has been taken into custody. The New York Daily News reports the Brooklyn Democrat and one-time senate minority leader was arrested for “taking illegal campaign...
Can’t remember how I stumbled on The Black Keys, the duo of Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach+ friends, but I’m a fan now. I auditioned their latest album, “Brothers,” with my 20-something friend April and she became an instant...
Apr 01, 2014 — The North Country has more than a dozen state and federal prisons, housing thousands of inmates. It turns out a lot of those inmates come from just a few neighborhoods, and those have been at the center of the 40-year drug war. Today, Brownsville, Brooklyn has one of the highest concentrations of incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people in the country. Go to full article
Sep 19, 2008 — Since the StoryCorps Mobilebooth visited the North Country this summer, we've been spending a little time each Friday introducing you to some of the participants who got to document their stories interviewing each other. Today, we'll hear an excerpt from July, when Sunny Buchman, of Glens Falls, interviewed her friend Rena Bernstein from Brooklyn. Rena spent her very early years in southeastern Poland in a cabin hiding from the Nazis. Her parents were also in hiding, but they were in a grave-sized bunker under the basement of a workshop in the small town of Lesko. They remained there for two years. Eventually, Rena and her parents made their way to the U.S. and her mother wrote about life in Nazi-occupied Poland. Go to full article
Director Reaghan Tarbell's grandmother (left) and great-grandmother in Brooklyn, c. 1940. Photo courtesy of Ida Meloche Diabo.
Jun 16, 2008 — The First People's Festival runs this week through Sunday in Montreal. It showcases the best in art and culture from America's indigenous people. Showing tonight is a new documentary about a neighborhood in Brooklyn that was the epicenter of a community of Mohawk ironworkers in the 1940s and '50s. "Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back" tells the story of that neighborhood through the eyes of the ironworkers' wives, and through their descendant, Reaghan Tarbell. Tarbell directed the film. She spoke with David Sommerstein. Go to full article
May 19, 2006 — Jay Entertainment and Music Society, JEMS, presents a new Vaudeville musical and their second co-production with the Brooklyn Family Theatre. Revusical Part Twosical, a Ragtime Extravaganza, combines performing and producing talent from the North Country and New York City. The show is Saturday night (7 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Todd Moe spoke with producer/writer Phill Greenland, co-founder of the Brooklyn Family Theatre. Go to full article
Sep 24, 2004 — A kosher cheese maker in Ogdensburg is appealing $185,000 in fines levied by the U.S. Labor Department. Inspectors found serious safety and health hazard violations at Primo Foods' cheese plant. A Lewis County plant owned by the same company was cited for violations last year. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article