Author Archives: bssackett

Setting the Scene for Hurricane Sandy: An Overview of Pre-impact Period in Long Beach, NY

“Long Beach’s official motto is ‘the City by the Sea…. We don’t want to be the City in the Sea.’”[1] To fully understand the impact, post-impact, and recovery periods of Hurricane Sandy in the City of Long Beach, New York and to more effectively move forward into the reconstruction period, it is necessary to first […]

Home Buyouts in Flood Zones

Home Buyouts in Flood Zones “The purchase program, which still requires approval from federal officials, would be among the most ambitious ever undertaken, not only in scale but also in how Mr. Cuomo would be using the money to begin reshaping coastal land use.” What do you think about home buyouts as a long-term solution […]

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Last night I watched the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (available on Netflix), which is about Ai Weiwei, a prominent, yet controversial Chinese artist and activist. A section of the film focuses on Ai Weiwei’s work following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which seeks to illuminate the sociopolitical issues that contributed to the high death toll, and specifically […]

monica byrne

writer . playwright . artist . activist . traveler

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Exploring Culinary Traditions of Africa, African America and the African Diaspora

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