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Shades Of a Gray Area: The Sex Trade In Brooklyn Today

Photo by Christian Pichler What comes to mind when you read the word “prostitute”? If your first image is a scantily clad female on a street corner—maybe scrambling to support a drug addiction—you’re not alone, but your view on the sex industry is largely outdated. While streetwalkers certainly do still exist, including in Brooklyn, the...


[VIDEO] Boxer’s Father Void Filled by Coach

Jude Franklin, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, lost his father when he was 11 years old. Years later, Jude followed his father's legacy of boxing by practicing the sport himself. The 18-year-old boxer met his coach Elmo Serrano about three years ago. For Jude, Serrano filled the void of a father. Now, Serrano is helping Jude focus on his goal to become a better fighter and person in general. Jude's goal: to become a professional boxer and champion.