It’s the age of The New York Times. I’m making videos to compliment some kick-ass reporting. I’m figuring out the colorful side of business and running around like I’m 25. Follow me at https://twitter.com/chodger and check out a few of my favorite videos at http://nyti.ms/10JmmHG
As part of my thesis project, I created a website called GrayGracefully.com. This interactive project uses videos, articles, an interactive features to explore the growing number of seniors in New York City. This population is growing astronomically, and the city is trying to meet the demands of this ethnically diverse group. The seniors themselves are facing the biggest challenge, head on, and attempting to gray gracefully.
Soil and City is a video I produced with Nida Najar. For this video, we woke up before dawn, trekked along a highway two hours north of the city, and learned all about the hard work and quite joys of a farmer’s life. This story was shot on a Canon 60d and was published at nycitynewsservice.com
Eleven pre-teen girls in Ballet Hispanico’s Spanish dance class stand at attention at one edge of the room, heels up, ruffled skirts pulled at the hip and chins pushed forward. While some faces betray intense concentration, others are ready to go ahead and charge.
“I want bullfighter girls,” cheered their teacher, Sandra Rivera, before starting their Paso Doble music. “Let me see a beautiful position… Enjoy yourselves!”
A new 11-story building overlooks the river on 140th Street in West Harlem. It has a rooftop terrace, new Energy Star appliances and its very own library. It also has its very own clientele: More than half of the apartments are reserved for ex-convicts.
Published in Amsterdam News
After three frigid days of Thanksgiving week without heat, residents at Lafayette Gardens housing development welcomed news that their heating system was back online Friday, November 26. But as winter’s chill has set in over the last week, the tenants of the New York City Housing Authority complex say their heating problems are far from fixed. Co-written with An H. Phung for The NY Times Blog – The Local, Fort Greene
Two of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s largest Catholic churches are ending the year in a period of financial scrutiny. To deal with a running deficit, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Strategic Planning Commission and Parish Task Force is in the midst of a review of the 197 Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens, according to its Web site.
Published at The NY Times Blog – The Local, Forte Greene