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Entries by Saki Knafo from 10/2011

Levittown: The Baby Boomer Story As Told By The Children Of America's First Suburb

Posted 10.02.2011 | Fifty

In 1946, a developer named William Levitt began buying up land from potato farmers in the Long Island town of Hempstead, N.Y., and within a few years ...

Steve Bergsman's 'Growing Up Levittown': 'The Brawl,' An Excerpt

Posted 10.02.2011 | Fifty

In 1967, there were four high schools in Levittown, each catering to a specific geographic area of the township. Since we were all rivals to each othe...

Eddie Money's Baby Boomer Playlist

Posted 10.02.2011 | Fifty

For our series on the Baby Boomer generation and Levittown, N.Y., we asked Eddie Money, who grew up in the town playing school dances and went on to r...

Steve Bergsman's 'Growing Up Levittown': 'The Hop,' An Excerpt

Posted 10.02.2011 | Fifty

My only non-academic objective when I entered seventh grade was to overcome my shyness. I had emerged from elementary school bursting with a need to s...

Bolstered By Occupy Wall Street, The 'Millionaires March' Tours Manhattan

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

In an effort to draw attention to economic policies that favor the rich, a few hundred protesters took a tour of the luxury apartment buildings and to...

Steve Bergsman's 'Growing Up Levittown': 'The Kiss,' An Excerpt

Posted 10.12.2011 | Fifty

The following is an excerpt from Steve Bergsman's memoir Growing Up Levittown: In my first two years at the University of Florida, I never fell in ...

Levittown: The Baby Boomer Story, Part 2

Posted 10.13.2011 | Fifty

Last Wednesday, as thousands of protesters gathered in financial districts around the country shouting slogans like "Get money out of politics" and "T...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Clean Zuccotti Park In Preparation For Evacuation

Posted 10.13.2011 | New York

On Thursday evening, a couple dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park grabbed brooms and buckets and set about sweeping up the site. For ...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Hold On To Zuccotti Park For Another Day

Posted 10.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The announcement came in the middle of a General Assembly meeting early Friday morning at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park,...

Occupy Wall Street And Anonymous: Turning A Fledgling Movement Into A Meme

Posted 10.20.2011 | Technology

Two weeks ago, Cornel West, Princeton professor and activist, showed up at a tent city erected by Occupy Wall Street protesters across the street from...

Occupy Wall Street: Dogs Of The Protest (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.21.2011 | New York

Jordan McCarthy, 22, has been living in Zuccotti Park since the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. And because Jordan's been living there, so has Calvin...

Steve Bergsman's 'Growing Up Levittown': 'Spaghetti And Jam,' An Excerpt

Posted 10.22.2011 | Huffington Post

(An excerpt from Growing Up Levittown by Steve Bergsman) A multitude of uniform, unidentifiable houses, lined up inflexibly, at uniform distances o...

Levittown: The Baby Boomer Story, Part 3

Posted 10.25.2011 | Fifty

Over the few weeks, for a three-part series on the history of the baby boomer generation, The Huffington Post interviewed four men and women in their ...