There’s much to be thankful for – including this latest bounty of links:
•Our latest News Service project page – In Sandy’s Wake – is up. This is our new showcase for stories about the city’s return from the storm. Among the initial pieces: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe reported on flood prevention ideas from all over, and Leeor Bronis chronicled volunteer efforts in Brooklyn. The stories aren’t appearing only on the News Service: Amital Isaac and Sarah Kazadi’s piece about Sandy’s impact on the Gowanus Canal, and Jeannie Choi and Michael Russell’s report on gourmet food trucks delivering free meals to struggling Red Hook residents, were broadcast this week on Brooklyn Independent Television.
•The News Service also features another new, multimedia project – Stories From the Diaspora, a collection of cultural audio-postcards put together by Michelle Gross, Erin Horan, Jenny Marc, Gwen McClure, Justin Mitchell, Nabil Rahman, Briggette Sayegh, Rebecca Sesny and Alex Tucciarone. Meanwhile, Craig Giammona and Alex Wolf reported on a Thanksgiving-related charity event at Yankee Stadium. Briggette Sayegh offered a report on the coming of flu season. Kizzy Cox and Sarah Kazadi covered the opening of the Union Square Holiday Market. Sarah Pizon and Melissa Noel reported on a hack-a-thon in Brooklyn. Amital Isaac spotlighted a new environment-themed art installment. Rebecca Sesny delved into the FBI file of Watergate figure Chuck Colson.
•Even more to be found on the News Service: Two recent editions of AudioFiles – “Making it Up as You Go” and “Where the Boys Are.” The AudioFiles teams for the two podcasts include: Willis Arnold, Sean Carlson, Tom DiChristopher, Justin Mitchell, Ajai Raj, Daisy Rosario, Rachel Sapin, Mary Shell, Christine Streich and Adam Warner. Meanwhile, a recent AudioFiles report by Sean about Red Hook post-Sandy aired on Heritage Radio Network, and Dominique Lemoine’s AudioFiles piece about her family’s history in Colombia aired on the nationally syndicated “51%” show.
•Jessica Scanlon reported on possibly Sandy-related underground explosions in Tribeca for Downtown Express.
•Danielle Valente’s article about a new Greenmarket in Forest Hills found a home on the Forest Hill Times site.
•The latest from the Mott Haven Herald includes Brianne Barry’s piece about a church’s 125th anniversary, Anna Teregulova’s story about a rally to save a school, Nicholas Wells’ article about FreshDirect’s controversial early entry into its proposed new headquarters, and a police blotter by Tanisia Morris and Elena Popina.
•Erin Horan’s story about a rise in corporate gift giving was featured on CNBC.com.
•Several winners of Manhattan Media’s Blackboard Awards were profiled by our reporters. Check out these pieces by Susan Armitage, Erin Brodwin, Kathleen Culliton, Joanna Fantozzi, Emily Field and Lauren Rothman.
In our Alumni Corner:
•Al Barbarino’s story about where companies displaced by Sandy are finding new spaces made the cover of the Commercial Observer.
•Paul Bufano, working for the Bronxville Daily Voice, reported on an entertainment lawyer allegedly caught with a cache of weapons.
•Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, working for the Daily News, reported on a mother’s pleas for witnesses to come forward in the slaying of her son.
•Amy Kraft put together an audio feature about the story behind Teflon for Chemical Heritage.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!