Seen on 14th St., Washington, #DC.
I went to Youngstown to find out why the city had voted to approve fracking on public land to pay for demolishing derelict houses. This is what I wrote about what I learned.
I have felt just like this recently.
Watched this in bed this morning and it was the perfect adorableness needed after a rough couple of days.
that was mesmerizing
I went out to the neighborhood to talk to some local guys about what’s being done to fortify the beach. As we stood facing into a freezing wind blasting the waves up onto the shore, one of them told me, ”It’s a sad situation. The sense of urgency is just zero.”
And yesterday, another New York pedestrian was killed by a driver who went up onto the sidewalk. A 16-year-old Queens high school student. Five others were also hit. Will the driver face charges?
I watched this and it all came back. How people used to call me “Goodyear blimp.” And to this day… Watch it for yourself. via @developingjen
Can’t wait to see this!
Hurricane Sandy Empowers a Film It Almost Destroyed
On October 28 of last year, Sam Fleischner was riding the A train out to Rockaway. With him were an autistic child actor, a lighting guy, sound guy — an entire film crew in fact, all under his direction. To hear the name of the film, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, is to understand that the location was an appropriate one; it’s the story of a 13-year-old autistic boy played by Jesus Sanchez who gets lost on the subway for 10 days. When it’s not taking place on the A train, Stand Clear unfolds in the Rockaways, where the boy’s mother is on a frantic mission to find him. The real-life story on which the movie is based (documented in a New York Times article in 2009) takes place in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. But Fleischner saw parallels between the subway and the ocean, and he wanted the family in his film to live nearby. It was four days before Fleischner’s film was scheduled to wrap, and he needed all the time in the subway he could get. But Hurricane Sandy had other plans.