The Anti-Defamation League recently launched the Imagine a World Without Hate video and action campaign. Let’s all do our part to work towards this vision.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Interesting piece of Brooklyn naming drama with cultural significance researched by my friend Lauren.Who's Trying To Erase East Williamsburg's "Avenue Of Puerto Rico?"
From What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat, which highlights mobility as an often left-out factor. Spot on.
Originally I was hoping to do some data visualizations with really old census stuff, but then I stumbled upon all of these amazing ones that had already been done. Jonathan Soma, the Brainery co-founder who created A Handsome Atlas, which is basically a treasure trove of awesome data depictions. He’s doing a great job of… Continue reading
[Note: I wrote the below article for WECREATE NYC. They’re a super cool bunch of innovators interested in generating lasting economy and social change. Enjoy and share!] By Jen Bokoff, a Brooklyn-based non-profit professional dedicated to facilitating discussions around philanthropy, sociology, and DIY ideas. New York is inarguably a fast-paced city. From the way we walk… Continue reading In New York City’s Fast Pace Culture, Should Companies Keep Up?
I like the man-smell of a hardware store: odors of old leather, fresh cut lumber, oiled machines, limey smell of plaster and new paint. I like the men who come to hardware stores, men with calloused hands in dirty jeans and sweaty shirts, men who work. I remember times we came together for shingles and… Continue reading
Interesting study, and I’d love to see some of the raw data. Also, nonprofits, given this data, do you think it will influence your Board governance in any way? Thanks Taproot!Nonprofit Board Variance by City
Pretty neat to think how the Wright brothers’ innovation didn’t have modern conveniences, but resulted in lifting a heavy thing into the air on its own power. December 17, 1903 in the little town of Kitty Hawk, NC was definitely a game changer.
Will the needle ever swing? Hope not, because it’s painted! Fun adventure tip: go find where in NYC this lives! Tip: it’s near a Wheel of Fortune that sometimes brings good tidings.
The Bronck family was a wealthy family living on many of the Harlem river’s surrounding acres. Jonas Bronck, the family patriarch, was a narcissistic man and wanted to name everything after himself. Thus, around 1639, the river became Bronck’s river. Once the Bronck’s started croaking and immigrants other than Swedes (Irish, German, Italian, Jewish….) settled… Continue reading Grandma Asked: Why is the Bronx THE Bronx and Brooklyn is just Brooklyn?