Brooklyn Based – Stories of the Month November 2013

Narrative Month in Brooklyn: Living with the Dead, Flying with Pigeons, and the Demise of 3rd Ward

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by Brendan Spiegel

As the temperatures plummet, it must be time to snuggle up with some #longreads. Here are 10 of our favorite in-depth stories from the past month, covering Brooklyn and beyond.

1. Shooting Spree

Ever wonder what it’s like to chase an ambulance? Or a helicopter, cop car, or sunken sedan? This photo essay from NYC newspaper photographer John Taggart shows what it’s like to always be at the scene of the crime.

2. What Happened to the 3rd Ward?
Wondering why Bushwick’s creative mecca 3rd Ward shuttered so abruptly? Brooklyn the Borough takes us inside the demise of an indie empire.

3. Here’s Why This Guy Was Giving Free Haircuts on Bedford Avenue the Other Day
Another mystery solved by Bedford+Bowery. To promote their apprenticeship project, Hourships, Steven Chu and Parker McComb set up shop as Chu offered “free haircuts for art” on Bedford Avenue.