Antonia Ferraro

photo by A. Martinelli

Date Night – Did I Marry a Mutant?

  Are your date nights stale? Does conversation lull as you come face to face with a wall of work week exhaustion heightened by the effects of wine and digestion only to realize every topic has been covered over the last 20 years? Are your date nights so predictable your husband resorts to a State of the Fridge address on… Read more →

photo by A. Martinelli

Here’s to Spring Volunteers!

Moms use the park a lot! During my children’s toddler years my entire life revolved around the park. I had a love/hate relationship with the park. It was my office, as I took phone calls with one hand and assisted a newly walking toddler with the other. The grassy lawns and picnic tables were my kitchen table, feeding babies in… Read more →

photo by A. Martinelli

Unseen Moments – Lunchtime MS 88

(Video Compatible with Safari and Chrome) I happened upon this endearing moment at MS 88 recently. It was lunch hour. Officer Bill Bales, school safety agent, was volunteering his time to help rehearse an eighth grader for high school auditions. The student regularly eats his lunch quickly in order to use the rest of his time practicing with Bales in the auditorium. The… Read more →

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Unseen Moments – 3 on a Bench at D’Amico’s

Sometimes it’s the sights we miss in passing that provide humanity’s best view. I spotted these three on a bench in front of D’Amico’s last week enjoying a simple morning chat. I had to turn around and take in the endearing moment between old and young. Pictured here are Rose Cusumano, 88 who lives above D’Amico’s and whose daughter owns the salon, Chic Elegance, next door.… Read more →

photo by A. Martinelli

Why Would Court St. Need More Police?

Last week a video circulated on a local parent’s Facebook group showing a shocking melee on the corner of Amity St. and Court St. The video started a greater discussion between Bococa parents and business owners about police response time to this incident and other crime in area. People began to question whether there was a lack of police presence… Read more →

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SenseU – The Future of Sex Ed

SenseU is the interactive sex ed app that you will be buying for your children. It could even be the app teachers use in high school sex ed classes. At least that’s the hope of game maker, UX designer, and developer Catt Small who created the soon to be released app to help kids learn about sex without the fear… Read more →

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Brooklyn Kids on Trump

I recently learned that Trump is a big topic of conversation among elementary and middle school kids here in Brooklyn. Over dinner my daughter did an impromptu impression of Donald Trump building the wall, knowing full well he would never be physically up to the task. (He’d probably hire Mexicans.) Then my son got into the act with an impression… Read more →