City Politics

Recovery, Preparedness, Resilience: Amy Peterson Leads Mayor’s Initiatives on Nontraditional

Anyone who lived through the night of October 29, 2012 will never forget the sights, the sounds and the terror that ensued when Superstorm Sandy made landfall.   A Category 1 Hurricane with 80 miles-an-hour winds, Sandy shut down the city. Millions of gallons of water flooded the subways, crippling transportation and shutting down electricity south […]readmore

Community News

The View from Brooklyn: How 9/11 Changed Us

It was a sunny morning in hell. You probably remember just where you were at 8:45AM on September 11th, 2001 when American Airlines Flight #11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. If you weren’t born yet, you have been listening to the stories–from family members who were there, or friends who knew […]readmore

Other News

The Roots of Friendship Start Here

Like the proverbial tree that grows in Brooklyn, the roots of my most important friendships began in the middle of East 27th Street between Avenues L and M.   We were a tribe of about 40 girls and boys with no more than four years difference in our ages. On any given afternoon, our moms could […]readmore

At Home

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

When I was two years old, my family moved into a two-story stucco and brick house on East 27th Street in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Soon after my second birthday, my dad and my grandpa planted an apple tree in the postage stamp-sized garden. After that, it was always known as “Laurie’s Tree,” even […]readmore



Special to Our Time Press: By Laurie Nadel From Muhammad Ali to Michelle Obama,  Lennox Commisiong’s portraits of  African- American celebrities are getting a lot of attention these days.  Bold and compelling,  each one takes Commissioning about 300 hours to complete.   The process of creating a pointillist mosaic for each portrait is laborious and intensive. […]readmore


More From Art Basel Miami 2016

DC-BASED artist Cheryl Edwards powerful work on display at Fridge Art Fair, The Betsy Hotel, South Beach: A few blocks south of Art Basel, Fridge Art Fair showcases art that fits on your fridge.    readmore