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Mar 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm

An Evening with Narratively

With Emon Hassan, Noah Rosenberg, Tara Israel, Vinnie Rotondaro, Drew and Chelsea Mose, Mo Scarpelli, Maura Ewing, and Pearl Gabel.

Join us for a showcase and discussion of some of the most compelling work from Narratively – an exciting new multimedia outlet devoted to original and in-depth local stories with a universal appeal.

Narratively is a platform devoted to original, true and in-depth stories. They launched in New York in September 2012 and began their expansion to additional cities in February 2013. Narratively slows down the news cycle. They don’t care about the breaking news or the next big headline; They’re devoted exclusively to sharing a city’s untold stories—the rich, intricate narratives that get at the heart of what a place is all about.

Each week, they explore a different theme and publish a series of stories—just one a day—told in the most appropriate medium for each piece. They might feature a longform article on a Monday, followed by an animated documentary on Tuesday, then a photo essay, an audio piece or a short documentary film. Every story gets the space and time it needs to have an impact—an approach they like to call “slow storytelling” or “slow journalism.”


Just Like Clockwork

5 min, 2012, Emon Hassan

Master horologist John Metcalfe takes us inside his “hospital for clocks,” a precisely-tuned world where time never stops.

The Space Between

8 min, 2013, Drew Mose & Chelsea Mose

An author with a neurological blending of the senses explains what the world looks, sounds and feels like to someone with synesthesia.

Reinventing the Oldest Profession

Text by Noah Rosenberg. Photos by Tara Israel

Through business consultancies, political rallies and poetry readings, sex workers of all stripes have stepped out of the shadows.

The Ins & The Outs

Text by Vinnie Rotondaro & Maura Ewing. Photos by Mo Scarpelli

Along one of New York’s most rapidly changing boulevards, a look below the surface exposes what—and who—is really driving gentrification in Crown Heights.

Heretic Hasidim

Text and photos by Pearl Gabel

Torn between devotion to their faith and families and a desire to explore the outside world, rebellious young ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are resigned to live secret double lives.

Emon Hassan Narratively’s multimedia editor, is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer. He is a contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. His work has also appeared on the BBC, Einestages, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and PBS.

Drew Mose is a Brooklyn-born artist and videojournalist. He loves adventure, and specializes in being in the wrong place at the right time.

Chelsea Mose is an Australian-born artist and photographer with a passion for neurology, strange behavior and unforeseen circumstances.

Noah Rosenberg is Narratively’s founder, CEO and editor-in-chief. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, and his writing, photography and documentary film work has also been published by The Wall Street Journal, GQ and New York magazine, among other outlets.

Tara Israel is Narratively’s photo editor, born and raised among the local fishermen and seasonal Manhattanites of East Hampton and currently residing in New York City.

Vinnie Rotondaro is a contributing editor at Narratively. He lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Maura Ewing is a Brooklyn-based writer, and a student at The New School for Social Research where she is pursuing an MA in Liberal Studies.

Mo Scarpelli is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist. She likes hanging out with people until they forget she’s there, and filming or photographing the whole damn thing. Her work has appeared on the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Africa Review and The Huffington Post.

Pearl Gabel is a photographer and multimedia reporter based in Brooklyn.


Mar 17, 2013
7:30 pm


352 Onderdonk Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385 United States
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