Despite recently establishing itself as a trendy neighborhood, Bushwick is still one of the poorest areas in New York. NYC Health reports 30% of residents live below the Federal Poverty Level, and the unemployment rate is the second- highest in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is also predominantly Hispanic, and made up of 91% minorities. The last … Continue reading The Bushwick Art Collective Latest Symbol of Gentrification
November 2017 Discussion on the merit of the Export-Import bank is one of those political issues that seems to bring out strong, polarizing opinions by those who are familiar with the bank and it’s functions. Looking outside of those that follow economics and politics closely, the average citizen actually has little knowledge on what the … Continue reading No One Knows How to Feel About The Ex-Im Bank- If They Even Know What It Is
December 2017 Last spring, Mayor de Blasio announced to the city of New York that predictable schedules and incomes were now a right, not a privilege. A new law has just gone into affect at the start of the holiday selling season, November 25th. It will require employers in the retail and fast food industries … Continue reading Unintended Consequences of Predictive Scheduling?
Published December 2017 Lauren Switzer has been walking runways for 8 years now. Paris, London and Japan have been second homes to her as her career as a high fashion model blossomed and thrived. She is a seasoned professional and has worked more photo shoots and events than she can count. Even after having “made … Continue reading Loophole in New York’s Anti-Discrimination Laws Leaving Models Defenseless
I am always here and ready for any project that has to do with self-love, but I was especially excited when I found out a well-known Interscope Records photographer, Liz Mouw, was starting up a self-love project of her own! Mouw has launched a new photography project called Trhi.it (pronounced like “try it”) aimed toward … Continue reading Self-Love with LowqualityLiz – Trhi.it
“Photography is what I am passionate about, and I do it because I love it not because anyone is asking me too,” Grace Watts said as she balanced a bubble tea between her legs outside a coffee shop in Brooklyn. “Give me a camera and I will do my own thing 100%, you will not … Continue reading Grace Watts: The STEM Major That Knows How to Art
Published March 20th, 2017. 3/24 – Sunflower Bean (Terminal 5) Want to see a kick-ass bass playing front woman in the flesh? Go see New York native rock band, Sunflower Bean open for Foxygen at Terminal 5! Julia Cumming is lead vocals and bass, and she totally kills it at both. When she is … Continue reading Find Them: Bad-Ass Music Girls Touring New York
This Is America showcases Donald Glover’s mastery of 2018. He understands a myriad of concepts perfectly, from core controversial social issues to the best aspects of popular art and rolls them into, arguably, one of the best music videos 2018 has seen yet. The video is a brutal satire and commentary on all the controversial … Continue reading We Need To Talk About This Is America.