Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
“Obama for yo mama.” “Barack’’s How I Roll.” “Obaaaama for president.” “Bark for Obama.”
Even the dogs have gotten in on the Barack Obama frenzy that has swept through the T-shirt business catering to a new generation of voters that likes to wear its politics on its sleeve rather than on traditional pins or banners. (more…)
Monday, October 27th, 2008
A sleek black cat rested in his cage at the front room of Hope Veterinary Clinic in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. His yellow eyes beckoned potential parents.
“My name is Poe,” read the sign on the front of his temporary home. “I am a 7-month-old, neutered male, and I am the Purr-fect Halloween cat.”
But the weeks leading up to Halloween can mean bad luck for black cats.
Some city pet shelters and adoption agencies ban black-cat adoptions this time of year – fearful the felines could be used for religious or sacrificial purposes by groups engaged in witchcraft and paranormal communication.
Friday, October 17th, 2008
Where the Tompkins Square Park children’s playground once stood is now a construction site surrounded by chain-link fencing.
A $1.5 million project by the Parks Department that began in August will revamp the playground. But some East Village residents are dismayed.
Friday, October 31st, 2008
Occupation: art director
“Well, I think under Obama, I think at least we’re going to get the world back on our side.”