Grieving today for my dear friend Linda Mariano who passed away last night. A fierce advocate for the Gowanus and Brooklyn.
A collection of local stories from other local sites covering Brooklyn and the issues that SBN would like to share with our neighbors.
It takes Seven Minutes of Terror for Perseverance to plunge through the thin Martian atmosphere at more than 12,000 mph on February 18, 2021.
Needing a break from the four walls closing in? How about heading out to a fairyland ice castle in the middle of a New Hampshire Farm. Talk about transporting to another world in the fresh, wide-open spaces of North Woodstock. You expect to see the Elves from Lord of the Rings.
Mark D Phillips twenty favorite images of 2020, a year like no other. What do you photograph while you Shelter in Place? The images are different from the past, not a single sports photo made the cut, and nature played a heavy hand.
Sky lovers, rejoice! This holiday season, the heavens have bestowed an extraordinary gift: the two largest planets in our solar system – Jupiter and Saturn – have come within kissing distance for the first time since the Middle Ages, forming what looks like a bright, double star. This rare and […]
It is my favorite Star Wars movie and what a gift we got for the 40th Anniversary. Containing never-before-seen on-set footage and outtakes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the rare behind-the-scenes moments captured by the film’s documentary crew are an amazing look back for those of us who loved this movie.
2020’s only Total Solar Eclipse left its Hole in the Sky above the Southern Hemisphere on December 15, 2020. The total solar eclipse, which lasted just over two minutes, was visible from the northern Patagonia region of Argentina and from Araucania in Chile. A partial solar eclipse was visible in […]
The first time I met David Dinkins, he was the mayor of New York City and I was a 30-year-old photographer sent by the Associated Press to photograph some forgotten event in City Hall in 1989. I looked for the image, but it is long lost. But that first meeting stayed with me for the last 30 years. His charm and warmth toward me was a nice feeling.
For the second time in 25 years, dredging is underway on Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. Maybe this time it will work. Last time, it was a New York City project, it wasn’t the Environmental Protection Agency doing it under a Superfund cleanup. Of course there was a ceremony for the beginning […]