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January 29, 2013
They won’t be home for Christmas — and that makes residents of a Red Hook group home for the developmentally disabled sad.Flood damage from Superstorm Sandy forced them out of Visitation Residence on Richards St. Repairs to the house where some have lived since the 1970s likely won’t be finished until February.
January 23, 2013
Watch: Panel Discusses Top Issues In Brooklyn on NY1's Road to City Hall The Road to City Hall’s Errol Louis examined the top issues affecting Brooklyn in 2013 with political activist Rock Hackshaw, Marilyn Gelber from the charitable organizat
October 5, 2012
A group of ten gifted high school students from across Brooklyn have been chosen as this year’s recipients of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Peter Jay Sharp Youth Arts Fellowship.Four of the winners are musicians – including a clarinetist, violinist, vocalist and rock musician -- and three are dancers. The group also includes one writer, one visual artist, and one filmmaker/actor.
September 6, 2012
Today, the Daily News exposed what is perhaps Brooklyn's worst kept secret; this is a borough divided. Which is a fact that we would like to think most people were pretty cognizant of already.
September 6, 2012
September 6, 2012
Kids are getting shot in Brownsville parks. Artisanal horseradish is selling for $74 in Williamsburg.Dinner at an ultra high-end restaurant in downtown Brooklyn costs $225 per person. About 25% of Brooklyn residents receive foodstamps.Now more than ever, Brooklyn has become a tale of two boroughs, with rich and poor in parallel worlds.
July 5, 2012
In honoring journalist and attorney Joseph E. Mohbat, friends and family have given hope to an inspiring young writer and paid tribute to Mr. Mohbat's love of mentoring.
May 2, 2012
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner and CEO Darryl C. Towns, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz join Habitat for Humanity New York City, Amalgamated Bank and partners to announce the opening of St. John’s Residences Condominiums.
March 19, 2012
Over the span of my life’s work I’ve had the great opportunity to witness and participate in dramatic changes to urban environmental thinking here in New York City.