From a council of community leaders to an organization of mothers, groups have created a dialogue to help avoid a bloody repeat.
Barry’s Ponzi scheme exploited the trust in a close-knit community for 30 years and $40 million.
At the southwest corner of Himrod Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick stands the Himrod Wilson Community Garden, where tomatoes, basil, summer squash, string beans, eggplant, mint and more grow from four plots. Luis A. Ramos, 46, who lives next door, started clearing the lot two years ago. “When I came to this lot, it […]
Greg Jackson sat in the bleachers of the Brownsville Recreation Center on a Saturday in July, bouncing a grandson on one knee and squinting his eyes at the basketball game in progress before him. One by one, players rushed past, darting through the soft columns of afternoon light that flooded the Brooklyn gym, bathing the […]
The neighborhood weekly struggles to adapt to changes in both the media climate and the local population
An unlikely motorcycle gang honors the Hasidic leader’s legacy by attracting new followers
Thousands of the Afro-Caribbean people have made their home in Brooklyn, celebrating their heritage at a local church.
Filmmakers Hawley and Galinsky fought for their community in their own way, by dedicating seven and half years to making the documentary “Battle for Brooklyn” about the Atlantic Yards development. The film won the Grand Chameleon Award at the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival.