The flow of voters at P.S. 120 on Beaver St. in Bushwick was slow around 1:30 p.m. on election day, but that didn’t worry Erdyce Romeo, a poll worker and a JFK Airport employee. As she checked in voters that afternoon in the elementary school gym, she savored a break in voter traffic. Things were […]
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, changes in recent years have rendered a lot of small mom and pop stores obsolete. The Martinez’s locksmith shop has been trying to keep up with the game
As an early phase of the Gowanus Canal cleanup begins, longtime residents and new arrivals alike are looking ahead and weighing costs and benefits
Greenpoint’s Meserole Theater has undergone several transitions since its days showing movies. Now, some think its time to return the building to its former glory.
Meet “Barish,” a Dreamer with roots in Pakistan, and the Arab-American group making common cause with Latino migrants
Rising rents in a gentrifying neighborhood forces small businesses to shutter; it’s a recurring story throughout New York City. But while the economics of gentrification and its impacts on small businesses are often talked about, there’s a different kind of story playing out on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Tabeel Rush, owner of Tabeel Aromatherapy, […]
After several years abroad, Victoria Cambranes came back to a changed Greenpoint. She has no political experience, but was so dissatisfied with local governance that she decided to take matters into her own hands.
City officials say their hands may be tied since the property is privately owned, but Bushwick City Farm still has hopes
In a changing neighborhood, an annual beer and wine fest has grown—and brought some benefits to locally owned businesses