The play revisits a troubling moment in Crown Heights History, the 1991 riot. And for many, it's still a difficult subject.
The Costs of Opportunity
The Opportunity Zone initiative was designed to re-structure incentives to encourage development in underserved areas. But it could also exacerbate the affordability crisis in Brooklyn by giving huge tax breaks to upscale developments.
A Methadone Clinic in Brownstone Brooklyn Draws Mixed Reactions
The drug has proven to be a powerful weapon against opioid addiction, but some residents believe treatment centers will draw too many addicts and their problems
This isn’t Little Poland Anymore
There was a time not long ago when you could travel to Poland just by taking the subway to Greenpoint. But now, if you want to experience Poland, you should probably book a ticket to Warsaw. A neighborhood once called “Little Poland” is now an extension of Williamsburg. Instead of back-to-back Polish businesses on every...
A Leader Gone But Far From Forgotten
The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic broadcast center looks like a room out of time. The walls are lined with aging switchboards and rows of ancient telephones. What was once revolutionary has become a museum, a reminder of the past. The future is next door—the media center of Chabad.org, touted as the largest Jewish faith-based website in the...
Has the Miss Subways Pageant Gone Off the Rails?
The gathering is part transit activism and part surrealism, with drinks and ‘rabid wolves’ on the side.
Twelve miles south of Manhattan is a commercial strip seemingly stuck in time, where small-businesses still make up most of the shops, and there’s not a high-rise in sight. Bay Ridge’s tree-lined Third Avenue is as diverse as the area itself. Shoppers pour in and out of Mid-East Bakery & Grocery, Norma’s Arts & Crafts...
Who Let the Dogs Out in Windsor Terrace?
The neighborhood’s proximity to Prospect Park gives dogs a place to run, but the dogs offer residents a reason to bond.
“Let Him Come”: A Gay Black Minister and Her Long Journey Back to God
At The Potter’s House, one of the oldest independent Black founded LGBT churches in New York, a Black pastor and her partner lead a congregation to a new doctrine: God moves in the midst of the LGBT community.
For Some DUMBO Small Business Owners, Cheap Rent is Not Enough to Survive
The Shops at 145 Front Street seems like the perfect opportunity for business owners who need affordable rent and amenities in DUMBO. But many businesses last only months. Why are they leaving so quickly?