Projects: Newsday

In the Trenches

From firefighters to engineers to construction workers, women in nontraditional occupations have been toiling to rescue individuals and restore office structures nearby.

Brooklyn Bound: From baseball to BAM, Mermaids to Museums

On a recent Wednesday, just before 1 o'clock, about 30 sightseers gathered at the edge of Manhattan's Battery Park waiting for Gray Line's new trolley-bus to take them to Brooklyn. Among them was Stephanie Dougherty, 14, visiting from Dallas with her family. She'd been here once before when she

BLACKSMITH: When the Hammer Strikes

Meaty forearms and biceps thick as tree limbs attest to Tom Ryan's 20 years as a blacksmith. But if his physique isn't clue enough, the sight of him in leather apron at his anvil leaves no doubt of his trade. The precise swings of his hammer seem effortless. Yet each rapid-fire blow to a ...

UPS DRIVER: Her Special Deliveries

When it comes to knowing the people in the neighborhood, Lisa Palermo could give Mr. Rogers a run for his money. Since she started winding her signature brown United Parcel Service truck through the tree-lined streets south of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Palermo has forged surprisingly tight ...