Neighborhoods

Renovation of the N Line To Cause Major Disruption

Renovation of the N Line To Cause Major Disruption

Colorful graffiti have taken over parapet walls of the above-ground stations from 8th Avenue to 86th Street in Brooklyn on the Coney Island-bound N Line. Peeling paint and layers of green mold compete for attention. Rain falls through cracked ceilings onto commuters’ heads at the Kings Highway station, located seven stops past 8th Avenue station […]

Bridging The Health Care Gap In Sunset Park

Bridging The Health Care Gap In Sunset Park

Once a month, a door opens on Third Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. It is easy to pass by without taking notice, but for the people who do walk in, they find services that are hard to come by. The open door leads to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services, a non-profit organization that […]

Back to Afterschool Care

Back to Afterschool Care

Carol Wong casually eats her lunch while poking at a puzzle on her desk, wishing she were busier. It’s the day before elementary schools begin their semester, and as the coordinator for True Light Lutheran Church’s Afterschool Care Program this should be the busiest day of the year for Wong. “We have ONE student enrolled […]

Sutphin Boulevard: The Next Tourist Hot Spot?

Sutphin Boulevard: The Next Tourist Hot Spot?

Flushing Meadows Park. Kaufman-Astoria Studios. Citi Field, the home of the Mets. These are all Queens landmarks on many tourists must-see lists. But Sutphin Boulevard? If the plans of a group of local officials and real estate agents play out, it soon will be. At least 150 people packed the main room at the Jamaica […]