It’s a Friday morning at the Jackie Robinson Playground on Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed-Stuy. A young man plays basketball in one of the courts. An older man reads his newspaper on a table near the playground while two grown men, probably in their 30s, loudly discuss if they think women they’ve recently slept […]
Habitat for Humanity is moving 105 families into their first homes throughout central Brooklyn. Under the terms of a $20 million federal grant to help improve communities with high foreclosure rates, the families need to be in contract on their homes by the end of the year.
An off-duty MTA employee was found this morning sleeping in his car, which was still running and half on a Bed-Stuy sidewalk. He was taken into police custody and discovered to have a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.
Whether Hasidic or hipster, a steady stream of Jews is moving into the very neighborhood that experienced Jewish flight a half-century ago.
Beatrice Mobley, believed to be one of the oldest surviving workers of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, sits at her dining room table in the Vinegar Hill area of Brooklyn, surrounded by mementos from various stages of her life. She picks up of her 66-year-old Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital I.D. badge with its sepia-colored distressed […]
The many vacant buildings in Bedford-Stuyvesant have become eyesores, negatively impacting the community.
The lasting effects of the recession and record numbers of homeless people in New York City have heightened tension between the city’s Department of Homeless Services and neighborhoods that feel overburdened by shelters.
22-year-old Kyle Decoteau was shot and killed in Bed-Stuy in July this year. His death and its aftermath, which saw a wave of anti-crime sentiment ripple through the neighborhood, shows that Bed-Stuy, though safer than in the past, is still plagued by crime; and its residents are fed up with the plague.
A major health provider in the Crown Heights and the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods is experiencing an increase in uninsured patients using the emergency room as their main source of healthcare, a trend stemming from the sluggish economy.