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“How about a shot? Our signature pour is all the rums!” It seems that this is a standard greeting at the recently opened Sally Roots in Bushwick—along with bear hugs, as both staff and patrons appear to be longstanding friends. Although for newbies like us, outsider status is nothing that “all the rums” can’t quickly eliminate, closely followed by a communal round of grapefruit soda and quintuple spirit-spiked Everyting’s. It all works to buoy a breezy,...
Photos by Rachel Feierman Cyrus McGoldrick on Atlantic Avenue, in front of the Fertile Crescent Islamic Library (UPSTAIRS) and a Halal Grocery On the morning of 9/11, Hasiba Rashid was in class at the Al-Noor School in Greenwood Heights. She saw the Twin Towers collapse from her school’s second-story windows, ash and debris floating over the East River and landing in the yard and on the blacktop basketball court. The school closed early that day, Rashid recalls,...

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