New York Stories of Fascinating Issues Fall 2012
Adaline — by Nathan Fitch
A life long resident of Coney Island, Adaline Feore, 81, lost electricity and heat on September 29th when Hurricane Sandy made landfall. More then a month after the storm Adeline remains in the dark and faces the prospect of losing her rent-controled apartment as well. Also, watch this on Time.com
Strong Out of Uniform — by Nadia Sussman
Jennifer Brown is the eldest of four siblings. She was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated with her parents as a toddler. After joining the US Army at 17, Jennifer performed intelligence missions in South and Central America and Afghanistan. Her husband has been in the Army for 10 years and plans to remain another 20 years, while Jennifer makes the transition to civilian life. One of her sisters is also serving in Afghanistan in the US Marine Corps.
Music Makers — by Lindsay Lowe
Christophe Landon has been making violins and other stringed instruments for nearly 40 years. At his violinmaking studio and repair shop on New York’s Upper West Side, he and his apprentices make instruments exactly the same way people did two hundred years ago—by hand, with simple tools, and lots of patience.
Finding Elizabeth Taylor — by Ezra Eeman
Everybody wants to be famous. Sometimes a name is all it takes.
Freedom Barbie: An Asylum Seeker’s Journey — by Erin Horan
Gabby fled to the US from Colombia in 2010, and was recently granted asylum. He was forced to leave his home in South America because he feared his life was in danger, after being prosecuted for being gay.
The Restaurant: Love & 500 Turkeys by Elbert Chu
he Bowery Mission cooks the largest Thanksgiving meal in New York City. They fed an estimated 6,000 people this year. This is the story of one cook who helped in the massive venture.
Unable to Continue — by Menglin Huang
Despite surviving hurricane Sandy, life is still hard to live for Ye Qing, whose small Chinese restaurant on Far Rockaway Beach was completely devastated by flood.