Born on the Upper West Side in 1890, Paul Strand became a pioneering filmmaker with his eerie silent Manhatta in 1921, among other motion pictures during his six-decade career.
New York City: Community Report and Speak-Out on the first 100 Days of NYPD under Bill Bratton, April 11, 2014.
"New Yorkers Against Bratton and Picture the Homeless hosted a community report and speak-out marking the first 100 days of the second Bill Bratton tenure at the NYPD. We were joined by activists and New Yorkers affected by Bratton’s most recent policing tactics outside of 1 Police Plaza to discuss the crackdown on low level crimes in public transportation systems, attempts at coordinated sweeps of homeless New Yorkers, as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ initiative."
Via New Yorkers Against Bratton
And somehow I ended up on tumblr…
Today in history: March 25, 1911 - The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
A fire in lower Manhattan kills 146 women workers, mostly immigrants, at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. The tragedy highlights the criminally dangerous conditions under which the they were forced to work. The fire became a rallying cry for unions and caused an outpouring of support for the workers and for improving working conditions.
(image from Pro Labor Alliance Inc.)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
A lot of people wrote to me asking for more photos of Williamsburg in the 80’s … here is an art film James Mona directed while at SVA and we shot some of this in the east village and some of it in Williamsburg.The music is written by Deee-lite …before Towa ..it was just the 2 of us and pretty fun. Now…camp out .There should be several thousand notes on this. A couple thousand just for the music.