Archive for July, 2012

An Odd House in Bensonhurst

July 28, 2012

I live on the cusp of Bensonhurst and Gravesend in Brooklyn. Both are residential areas; not too quiet and not too loud. However as you drive towards Bensonhurst on 85th street, you might pass by a rather “noisy” house. The owner, Steve Campanelli, collects life size statues of icons (real and imaginary) from Elvis Presley to Betty Boop. My parents drove past this house many times and my eyes never fail to give this unique home a darting glance. Finally I decided to knock on Steve’s door and uncover the story of his statues in photos.

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The Local East Village Blog

July 28, 2012

My work was published on the Local East Village Blog! Here’s the link to the original page:

http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/on-east-ninth-street-worries-about-death-and-taxes/

Leave It Better: 2012 ReGeneration Youth Fest

July 27, 2012

Leave It Better hosted its 2012 ReGen Youth Fest at the New York Botanical Gardens this summer. Students gathered to watch the mini documentaries they filmed and also ate the vegetables they had grown earlier in the year. I had the pleasure of following these kids for an eventful day. Watch their journey here:

http://www.leaveitbetter.com/play/406/