Asphalt Dreams (on Palmetto Street)

   A tree grows in Brooklyn and so did my dreams on the cracked asphalt of tenement building stoops a flower trying to break through but roses don’t bloom here that’s what I was told Never believing that I could ever see a world beyond my periphery struggling with tunnel vision I watch passersby and they watch me, holding my baby close, never expecting me … Continue reading Asphalt Dreams (on Palmetto Street)

Defying Devastation: Bushwick Then & Now (Brooklyn Writers Remember)

Brooklyn, NY- June 1, 2013- Today writers from Brooklyn came together and shared their memories of what it was like growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970’s and 80’s. The first installment of Defying Devastation resulted when Brooklyn born writer Vanessa Martír discovered an image of herself taken 30 years ago by photographer Meryl Meisler. The photo was one of many taken by Meryl as she walked to and from … Continue reading Defying Devastation: Bushwick Then & Now (Brooklyn Writers Remember)