Archive for 'Multimedia'

Building Inclusion

This multimedia project focuses on the barriers facing students with disabilities in New York city.  It consists of video and flash presentations outlining a brief history of special education in the country’s largest school system, while sharing the stories of those affected by it. Please visit the site below to learn more.

Finding Redemption, Nickel by Nickel

May 2011 New York’s Returnable Container Act – also known as the Bottle Bill – began in 1982 to encourage recycling. The law secured a five-cent deposit tax on most carbonated beverages. Over the past two decades, new beverage containers, including water bottles, have been added to the list of redeemable recyclables. The state receives […]

Saving NYC Wetlands

May 2011 Decades ago, large areas of New York City were salt marshes. Now, more than 75 percent of  salt marshes in Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay have been destroyed because of the City’s need to develop land for homes and businesses. More and more, conservationists are realizing the importance of these wetlands to the area’s wildlife. […]

Street Festivals and Block Parties – LIVE Coverage in NYC

Summer in the City is almost here and thus begins months of ongoing festivals and outdoor activities for New Yorkers to participate in! THIS Saturday, reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will be covering cultural festivals and block parties all over New York City. We will share videos, photos, live updates via Twitter […]

Brooklyn Students Give Passing Marks to Failing School

Featured in Pests of NY Nationwide there are significant concerns surrounding educational reform. Parents have trouble navigating the system successfully for the long-term benefit of their children, making the current state of public education a pest.  In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to make every school a good option by closing or transforming […]

In NYC, Volunteer Fire Departments are a Novelty

Published in the NY City New Service The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has been protecting the lives and property of New York City residents for over 100 years. However, before the country’s largest paid fire department was first established in 1865, the city relied on volunteer fire companies to protect neighborhoods from life-altering […]

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