Alison Brockhouse

Alison Brockhouse is an artist and photographer living in Brooklyn. She is a member of the Meerkat Media Collective, which recently completed Brasslands, a feature documentary about Balkan brass music.

Stories By Alison Brockhouse

Mastering the Art of the New York Eat-and-Walk

Rappers Take Back the Streets

One fervent hip-hop fan wants New York City’s street signs to shout out the genre-busting music that was born here. Not everyone thinks that’s such a good idea.

That’s My Hijab

Nazma Khan is on a mission to make non-Muslims understand the virtues of the traditional Islamic veil. If you still don’t get it, she’d like you to try one on.

What is a Library?

Quaint vestige of the Gutenberg era, or cutting-edge panacea for social needs? For a broad swath of the neediest New Yorkers, the humble public library is proving its business is...

Waiting for de Blasio

New York’s incoming mayor has vowed to tackle the city’s record-high homelessness. But outside a crowded Brooklyn shelter, the guys on the corner aren’t holding their breath.

Mayela the Brave

Born to privilege in the Philippines then uprooted to a new life as a post-war Army wife in Queens, a near-centenarian New Yorker looks back on nine-plus decades and nine thousand...

Secret Life of a Ghost Hunter

Far from the staged spookiness of cable TV, part-time paranormal investigator Dan Sturges pulls back the curtain on a decade spent searching for spirits.

Raisin’ an Amazin’

From the moment his daughter was conceived, one diehard Mets fan coaxed her into following his blue-and-orange footsteps. It’s been a painful and complicated few years.

A Legacy of Survival

As the last Holocaust survivors reach old age, their children and grandchildren are vowing to keep their powerful memories alive.