Neighborhoods

Not Playing Around: The Comptroller Says City Playgrounds Need Work

Not Playing Around: The Comptroller Says City Playgrounds Need Work

Playground construction, Stringer reports, is lagging behind changing demographics, and many of those that do exist need repair

Worshipping the Saint of Death

Worshipping the Saint of Death

A young woman in Queens prays to la Santa Muerte, the Saint of Death. She is among thousands like her, Mexican immigrants in the city who have devoted themselves to one of the fastest growing religious movements in the Americas.

Child Care Centers—Many in Queens—Get Health Violations for Having Unvaccinated Students

Child Care Centers—Many in Queens—Get Health Violations for Having Unvaccinated Students

Health department data shows that parents' resistance to flu shots often ends up with the childcare center getting penalized

Amazon’s Arrival Stirs Emotions at Queensbridge Houses

Amazon’s Arrival Stirs Emotions at Queensbridge Houses

Residents have mixed feelings about Amazon's impending arrival: some hate the plan, others welcome it.

L Train Going Offline May Drag Brooklyn Businesses Offline Too

L Train Going Offline May Drag Brooklyn Businesses Offline Too

Small shops anticipate a drop in customers with the coming closure, but they're figuring out ways to keep humming

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 about immigrant rights—going door to door if they have to. This was among the advice Filipino action groups gave during a town hall meeting last Sunday afternoon […]

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 […]

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