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PHOTOGRAPHY Aubrey Wipfli When Adrian Daniel was in the fifth grade, he got left back. Not because he wasn’t smart, but because he didn’t attend summer school. That summer, Adrian’s mother had a planned a family vacation to Florida. Adrian wasn’t about to stay back in Brooklyn, so he finessed his mother into thinking that all was well at school. Though Adrian can’t remember what exactly he told his mother to make her believe him,...
Because of the internet, and social media, artists have been blessed with the unprecedented power to connect with their audience directly. That power comes with a responsibility. One many artists are learning to wield. One such artist is East Flatbush's own, Adrian Daniel. Since Adrian's first album, Disillusions, came out last year, his momentum in the industry, like his following, has had steady and reliable growth. With over 1 million streams on Spotify, and coverage by The...
Three men descended into an East Flatbush manhole on Thursday night in pursuit of sweet, alluring "treasure," but only one group member was detained by the NYPD for their activities. The New York Daily News reports that police and firefighters were led down into the sweltering depths of the sewer system to search for two accomplices after the initial man's detainment, although they could not be located. Perhaps the remaining two suspects found El Dorado,...
Gunfire erupted around 8:30 p.m. last night outside the Pentecostal Emmanuel Church of God, at 1365 Flatbush Avenue. A wake for a 39-year-old Bloods gang member had just concluded. NBC New York reported that three mourners fired shots into the crowd, with at least one shooter returning fire from the church vestibule. In all, 15 shots were fired, leaving two dead and four others injured. The funeral was for José “Cheo” Robles, a 38-year-old who reportedly died of...