is a small triangle of land divided in half by Brooklyn and Queens, and is located west of the intersection of Linden and Conduit Boulevard. The Hole is literally a hole.
It is "30 feet below grade," according to the NY Times,
sunken down from the busy roads around it. The neighborhood floods often and is only a few feet above the water table, so its homes are "not incorporated into the city sewer system. They all have cesspools
," according to the NY Times. Streets are threatened by reedy marshes, and many residents keep a boat parked in the driveway." It's also home to some stables
used by the Federation
of Black Cowboys
Brooklyn's Lost Neighborhood [more inside]
A rather different type of protest
takes place in New York City... [more inside]
Murder: New York City.
A map pinpointing murders in the five boroughs of NYC from 2003-09. Broken down by time of day, weapon used, age, sex and ethnicity of both victim and perpetrator. Not surprisingly, in the heat of summer the body count rises
. [more inside]
Recipe for Disaster?
The World Economic Forum meets in New York this week, and the usual parties
are going to converge on the city. With 9.11 so fresh in people's minds will things get way out of hand? It seems like a powderkeg