NYCity SnapShot: 2009 Economic Pulse

3 11 2009

Check out the Interactive video-map my cohorts and I at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism put together about the recession (link below). We spread out all over NYC to ask one question: “How has the recession affected your life?”

It’s a fascinating look at New Yorkers and how the economy affects everyone in a different way.

As for Boerum Hill, check out Junko Oba, a floral designer at Opalia on Atlantic Ave. (the webdesigner put her video in the Brooklyn Navy Yards, but hopefully this will be changed soon).

NYCity SnapShot: 2009 Economic Pulse

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Welcome to the Boerum Hill Blog

7 10 2009

. . .and to New York’s most strangely spelled neighborhood. I am your friendly hyper-local blogger. My name is Jonathan Ross Balthaser and I am a journalist studying at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. I like to write. I like to be a bit silly. As someone once said, life is too important to be taken too seriously.

My goal for this blog is to become an entertaining and informative forum where BH residents and visitors can learn about the newest restaurants, civic developments, shops, news, and events, and also sound off about what they are currently loving or hating about our wonderful neighborhood. Let’s have fun. I also plan to cover things in the greater BoCoCa area, as Boerum Hill is fairly small, but fiesty.

A few words about me: I have lived along Atlantic Ave at two locations since my arrival in New York City four years ago. I worked at a locally owned shop on Atlantic Ave for three of those years. I now live, technically, in Cobble Hill. I can see the Brooklyn House of Detention from my window. If you’d like to learn more about me, check out The Jon Ross Spot, my personal blog. I am always eager to hear from neighbors and really anyone at all so drop me a line or send me a tip.