Long Island and its beaches is seen as a haven during the flu epidemic of 1917 and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Space and Place
Community anchors – the organziations that communities create in response to the conditions in whih their members live – are incubators for vibrant cultural activity and are critical to the cultural ecology of American cities. The authors identify three organizational typologies – religious institutions, social clubs and mutual aid societies, and small businesses.
Oral History and Urban Renewal: Creating Richer Histories
The author offers an overview of urban renewal in the context of White Plains. He illuminates an eclectic past which requires the recognition of voices that were previously absent from the historical record in order to create a richer, more instructive set of materials for people to consult.
“Community Anchors” are described as cultural landmarks that have an effect on the city’s economy. The authors discuss Economy Candy, a longstanding business on the Lower East Side of New York, and its role as a community anchor.
Poetry of Everyday Life
The Fulton Fish Market in New York, as seen through the eyes of painter, Naima Rauam.
The New York Community Garden movement which began in the 1960s spawned over 800 community gardens by the 1980s. Today, community gardens comprise the subject and sites of intense public debate.
About “Sunny’s Bar” in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.
A photo essay set in Buffalo, New York
Donnelly Beach in Minerva, NY, with a look at its origins.
What’s Your Watershed?
Folklore and its role in supporting environmental stewardship is examined through the lens of place.
You’ll See Our Tracks: The Racquette River Dams Oral History Project
The Raquette River Dams Oral History Project documented the stories of people involved in or signifianctly affected by the construction of the hydroelectric dams and powerhouses along New York’s Raquette River. The majority of the interviews were conducted with people who worked on the dams or powerhouses.
Indigenous place names throughout New York State.
The 2016 “People’s City Report Card,” detailing both positive actions and threats to New York City places.
The Dream of America / El Sueño de América: Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latino Immigrants
A photo essay profiling Mexican farm laborers on North Country dairy farms, shining a light on workers, the work they do, and the impact on their families and on the local community.
Seasons in Schuylerville, New York
The changing seasons in New York State