Neighborhoods

Bronx Residents Fight Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Bronx Residents Fight Jerome Avenue Rezoning

At a public hearing last Wednesday night in the Bronx, residents filed into the Concourse Village Community Center to oppose the proposed rezoning on Jerome Avenue. Throughout the

After 20 Years, a Playground in Queens to Get $3 Million Makeover

After 20 Years, a Playground in Queens to Get $3 Million Makeover

Consider the Hart Playground in Woodside: The echo of children at play. The rhythmic creaking of swings going back and forth, and kids trying to time their jumps

As They Clean Corona

As They Clean Corona

Just before 11 am each Sunday, a group of young men and women gather at Corona Plaza under the peeling paint of the 7 train line. There, they

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

It’s Saturday morning and Jorge Cabanillas, 26, is speaking to a circle of community organizers in a park square off 82nd Street and Baxter Avenue that intersects the

Tensions Flare at Inwood Rezoning Hearing

Tensions Flare at Inwood Rezoning Hearing

Emotions ran high Thursday night at a public hearing about proposed rezoning plans for Inwood, with elected officials and activists accusing each other of shutting down conversation and exploiting racial dynamics to push their agenda. The meeting was a chance for residents to respond to a draft rezoning document released last month by Mayor Bill […]

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]

Harlem’s Health Oasis: An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

Harlem’s Health Oasis:  An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

By Allison Lau, Alexandria Bordas, Zhiming Zhang Harlem has been locked in a battle against obesity and diabetes for years. In East Harlem alone, the 13th poorest of New York City’s 59 community districts, one in three adults are obese, which is the highest proportion of obese adults in all New York City neighborhoods. The […]

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