Sebastian Beug

Journalist

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Schlagwort: Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade on a Sunday in Fall

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers a marvelous view on the Manhattan’s skyline and the Eastriver. Build above the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway in 1950, the promenade attracts residents and tourists since then. This Photo and Audio Slideshow is a project of “The Beat: Reporting Downtown” at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU.

I enjoyed this multimedia project as I had the chance to make use of my camera skills. Working with Adobe Creative Suite is fun and offers endless opportunities to tell nice stories. I used an iPhone to record audio. It is ok but exposed to wind or while walking it is not sufficient. Finally, I am thankful that plenty of people agreed to participate in this project.

After fatal crashes Brooklyn Heights got a Slow Zone

There is something new on Clinton Street. It is just paint and plates, but they make a difference.

Motorists entering Brooklyn Heights from Atlantic Avenue face a fresh pedestrian crosswalk and “MPH 20” is written on the street. Aside, two signs: “Slow Zone.”

There is one next to Key Food Market and another in front of Bagel Café.

On its sidewalk, Marta Atwater, an Emmy-winning TV-writer and Brooklyn Heights’ resident, died at 48 on February 22nd, 2013. After she left Bagel Café, Atwater was pinned underneath a 2011 Honda Ridgeline SUV whose 53-year-old driver lost control of his car. He was driving north on Clinton Street and jumped the curb at Atlantic Avenue.

This crash fortified the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA), a residents’ union, whose board Atwater had joined, to find a solution for Brooklyn Heights’ traffic problems. weiterlesen

Empire State Report III

Das Semester hat angefangen und die Stundenpläne sind nun fix. Vier Kurse belege ich an der NYU. Zwei am College of Arts and Science (CAS), jener Fakultät, die mein Austauschprogramm betreut. Für je einen weiteren Kurs bin ich an der Stern School of Business und dem Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute eingeschrieben. Was mache ich dort? weiterlesen

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