Neighborhoods

Brownsville: Crime Is Down, but You Wouldn’t Know It From the Papers

Brownsville: Crime Is Down, but You Wouldn’t Know It From the Papers

Despite gains, a Brooklyn neighborhood can’t seem to shake its negative image in the press

The Bronx is Changing…and Many are Poised to Take Advantage

The Bronx is Changing…and Many are Poised to Take Advantage

Local businessmen see opportunities as the area gentrifies, but pace of profitability is slow

Bronx Residents Fight Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Bronx Residents Fight Jerome Avenue Rezoning

One of the concerns of residents is that auto workers in Jerome Avenue would be displaced.

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

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

The upgrade will feature new equipment, bathrooms, benches and greenery.

As They Clean Corona

As They Clean Corona

The Coalition to Defend Corona (CDC) performs weekly cleanups and hosts meetings for local organizers.

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 […]

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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