East New York is a food desert, a neighborhood with little to no access to fresh produce. As a result, the diet of children growing up here is based mostly on fast food restaurants and bodegas. According to a research by the Citizens Committee for Children, East New York is a high-risk zone for obesity. […]
The neighborhood of Spring Creek has long faced a lack of public transportation options. A new bus proposed by the MTA, though welcomed, might not be the complete solution, residents say.
The semi-pro league, which attracts top Latin American players, is heading into the stretch run of its 56th season.
In New York City and nationally, white women get breast cancer more frequently, but black women die of it at a higher rate. A likely reason is that triple negative breast cancers, which are are typically more aggressive and difficult to treat, are more prevalent in African-American women.
After moving into a foreclosed East New York home a day earlier, Occupy Wall Street protestors began tackling the difficult task of repairing the house Wednesday, the New York Times reported. The Brooklyn home is in bad shape with mold, partially knocked down walls and no water or electricity. Construction and architecture experts have been brought in […]
A Brooklyn man is being hailed a hero for coming to the rescue of his petite neighbor, who was attacked by a man recently paroled. The NY Daily News reports that Oscar O’Bar ran after Nathaniel Flowers, 29, after he threw the victim down and grabbed her pursue. O’Bar, a 45-year-old unemployed community college student, […]
John Youngaitis sells the Cypress Hills studio space that was a menagerie for more than a half-century.
By Miranda Neubauer Brooklyn’s clout in the new U.S. Congress will be greatly diminished come January. Despite easy victories in November, the borough’s three most powerful congressional representatives will be removed from leadership posts in three House committees when the new Republican majority is sworn in. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D), who represents Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick […]
An off-duty New York City police officer shot and wounded an alleged suspect who was trying to steal the officer’s motorcycle, the Wall Street Journal reports. The incident occurred around 2:30 am in East New York when the unidentified officer heard suspicious noises in the alley behind his apartment near Blake Avenue and Tapscott Street, according to […]