Seen on Smith Street, May 9, 2013. #streetart #Brooklyn
“Post No Selfies,” East Broadway F train station. #nyc
On Degraw Street, #Brooklyn waterfront.
|—||Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust|
Spring comes to #Brooklyn at last.
Makeshift #cricket wicket, Prospect Park, #Brooklyn.
Wow - powerful infographic on drone strikes in Pakistan (click through for animation). /via @natematias
These are real people and real lives. Try to take that in.
Years ago, I worked in a domestic violence shelter, trying to help women and their children start new lives after leaving their abusers. But the shelter itself, with its cramped communal living spaces and enforced secrecy, created its own distorted power dynamics. Now the domestic violence movement is looking at ways that better building design and an end to the convention of “secret” shelter locations (which were rarely truly secret) can improve the survivors’ experience, and help them take the next steps toward regaining autonomy and agency in their own lives.