Cash for Scraps in East NY

March 1, 2010 in The Brooklyn Ink

Gershow Recycling has owned the scrap yard on Pitkin Avenue in East New York for the past 10 years with more than 200-300 customers a day. Senior Facility Manager Eric Kugler took us on a tour of the facility.

Breaking the Art Rules

December 15, 2009 in The Bronx Ink

Four surrealist paintings hang on Luis D. Rosado’s wall in his South Bronx apartment. The sequence of paintings by Rich Rethorn depicts a horrific version of the four seasons. Skin slowly melts off a zombie’s head, eventually revealing a skull set in front of a post apocalyptic backdrop. An eyeball dangles from the skull, still connected to the socket, and stares back at the viewer. Read More…

1585-1589 East 172nd Street

November 10, 2009 in The Bronx Ink

Martha Castro remembers when she moved into 1585 E. 172nd St. in  the Soundview section of the Bronx. “It was a very beautiful building,”  Castro said. “I’ve been here 22 years and this is the worst.” Read More…

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