• When the Nighthawk Sang in Brooklyn0

    BY Maria Lynders Nobody crosses the eight lanes of Flatbush Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn without a walk signal.  But on a summer evening more than three decades ago, 29-year-old Michael Anderson stumbled out into high-speed traffic after a long night of drinking. It was just past midnight, but cars and buses

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  • Vinyl comes full circle0

    BY Anthony LeonMusic Journalist “New vinyl is kind of trash to be honest – it’s ripped from digital masters and just lazily pressed on to super thick wax to give the appearance of quality – where in fact you are getting compressed music that isn’t even CD quality.” Peter Drosos, a 34-year-old who has been

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  • Local musicians that Covid-19 became a haven for0

    BY Elisha Asif The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a nightmare for nearly every industry, but musicians, who make most of their money from in-person concerts, may have had it worse than most job industries. Since the mandates kept concerts from happening, the billion dollar industry saw one of its worst days. But even through

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  • Stories from Fort Neverlose0

    How a hockey team and its beloved arena skated into the hearts and memories of Long Islanders BY Jake Basile It was 1971 when Patrick Dowd walked into the great concrete building in Uniondale. He was with his father, and together they made their way down a long corridor that opened onto a vast domed

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  • An unexpected lesson in managing expectations

    An unexpected lesson in managing expectations0

    By Maddie Lee I started my time at BoingBoing, “A Directory of Mostly Wonderful Things,” as an intern with co-founder Carla Sinclair in July of 2020. Initially, although I had the title of an intern, it felt more like a mentorship. She was very hands-on while still giving me free rein.  BoingBoing features short posts

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  • Being a journalist — not just a student journalist

    Being a journalist — not just a student journalist0

    By Julio Taku I had the pleasure and opportunity to work as the news intern for NPR affiliate WSHU Public Radio this fall . I worked under the editorial direction of two SOCJ adjuncts who both work at WSHU, Terence Sheridan, the station’s news director, and JD Allen, the assistant news director. I learned to

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