Beyond Brooklyn

Maya Angelou, who died May 28, 2014, at SportsBall 2006, the annual award extravaganza of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health held in New York City where she was presented with the "Courage to Care" Award. ©Mark D Phillips

In 2006, I had the honor and priviledge to meet and photograph Maya Angelou during the 2006 Sports Ball extravaganza of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

In 2004, SNØHETTA was commissioned to design the only building on the memorial plaza.

On the first day the public was allowed to visit the National September 11 Museum, I made my first visit to Ground Zero since long before the 9/11 attacks.

© Chuck Bigger, Lunar Eclispe of April 15, 2014

The first total eclipse of the moon to be visible across the whole of North America since December of 2010 took place Monday night into Tuesday morning, April 15t

Hogwarts castle glows during the opening ceremony of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

I have been a fan of Harry Potter since my first journey to the Quidditch pitch at Hogwarts when I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Playlist Live connects fans and YouTube celebrities in Orlando, Florida, during the largest gathering of a new age of video superstars.

Playlist Live is finished for 2014 in Orlando.

After attending an event that we had planned for since June, our daughter thought it "was very weird that it is over."

Against a foreground of harvested salt mounds, a one hour time exposure captures the star trails of the southern hemisphere around the Southern Cross constellation.

Against a foreground of harvested salt mounds, a one hour time exposure captures the star trails of the southern hemisphere around the Southern Cross constellation.

Pete Seeger died on Monday, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America. I remember Pete Seeger's songs just as much as the Beatles.

Pete Seeger died on Monday, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America. I remember Pete Seeger's songs just as much as the Beatles.

South Brooklyn Network is choosing Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his stint as commander of the International Space Station as the best space story of 2013.

In a truly Beyond Brooklyn existence, the South Brooklyn Network is choosing Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his stint as commander of the International Space Station as the best space story of 2013.

Eliza Phillips races slalom in Tri-State Race in Massachusetts

Eliza Phillips races slalom in Tri-State Race in Massachusetts.
©Mark D Phillips

By Mark D Phillips

Ski season in New York City is a challenge.

From Brooklyn to Cooperstown, the history of baseball ties the two together

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown seems a long way from Brooklyn, but in the history of baseball, the two are linked right from the origins of the game.

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