Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Push on to Replace Stolen Statue in Changing Bed-Stuy
In 2000, a war memorial in Saratoga Park was stolen off its pedestal. Amid a complicated mix of changes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there's an effort to restore it.
Brooklyn Tenants Get Vow of NYCHA Fixes
Over 450 tenants presented housing authority officials a long list of maintenance and repair needs, and got a promise that fixes would be made by Christmas, organizers say.
Brooklyn Hospitals Retool in Face of Cost Crisis
Quietly, three Brooklyn hospitals are revamping their operations to increase efficiency and reduce ER visits—hoping to avoid the fate that has befallen LICH and Interfaith.
Update: Election Board Defends Poll-Site Notifications
Voters complained of not being informed that their voting site had changed. But the BOE says at least a few of the confused voters were told well in advance.
Hopes for De Blasio: High and Low, Specific vs. Sweeping
Bill de Blasio's promise of progress has raised expectations. In Brownsville on Election Day, voters' hopes ranged from a vague desire for change to specific, ambitious goals.
Campaign 2013, Seen from Brownsville
We wanted to hear a little of what people in one somewhat forgotten piece of Brooklyn thought about the candidates, the campaign and the city.
Poll Site Changes Cause Confusion in Brooklyn
More than a hundred election districts changed their polling place after the September primary, leading to confusion and frustration for voters who said they were not informed.
Homes, Firms and Psyches on Bk. Coast Show Sandy's Scars
In Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay, the storm's impact can still be seen in houses, apartments, storefronts and the people attempting to rebuild.
Red Hook Needs No Reminder of Sandy's Impact
At an event celebrating local businesses, there were signs of recovery and a reminders of fragility a year after the superstorm inundated the neighborhood, flooding stores and darkening public housing.
Many in Coney Island Still Feel Post-Storm Needs
The tourism attractions have come back strong, but some residents say they still have trouble getting basic needs met.
Report Will Present Sandy Lessons to Next Mayor
A year—almost to the minute—after a tropical storm named Sandy became a hurricane, Brooklyn officials and organizations launched an effort to take stock of where coastal recovery stands.
- Bath Beach
- Bay Ridge
- Bedford Stuyvesant
- Bergen Beach
- Boerum Hill
- Borough Park
- Brighton Beach
- Broadway Junction
- Brooklyn Heights
- Carroll Gardens
- City Line
- Clinton Hill
- Cobble Hill
- Coney Island
- Crown Heights
- Cypress Hills
- Ditmas Park
- Dyker Heights
- East Flatbush
- East New York
- East Williamsburg
- Fort Greene
- Fort Hamilton
- Fulton Ferry
- Gerritsen Beach
And it affected more renters than homeowners, and a disproportionately high number of low-income people.
Just minutes before we arrived, an elderly woman living on the second floor tumbled down the stairs, back first, after tripping over her cane while bringing groceries into her apartment.
In 2008 the city solicited designs for temporary housing for 38,000 households uprooted from a coastal neighborhood by hurricane flooding. Now New York may confront a very similar, and very real, scenario.
Access to lawyers, translation services and childcare would make Brooklyn Housing Court a fairer forum, according to a coalition of community groups.
Poverty is on the rise. What does that mean at the supermarket?
City Limits hosted Celebration! to honor its 35th Anniversary and the people who make a difference in New York City's civic and advocacy community. Hosted by CUNY-BMCC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed Wednesday, October 26, 2011 City Limits Day in honor of the non-profit investigative journalism organization.
On Monday, March 28, 2011, City Limits Magazine celebrated the launch of "Defining Brooklyn: The Borough Behind the Brand" at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Skylight Gallery.
A comprehensive study by the Brooklyn Healthcare Improvement Project (anchored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center) on healthcare utilization and finance in Brooklyn.
All Junior Council events include special viewings of Museum exhibitions or films, a discussion by Museum scientists, and a cocktail reception. The Junior Council kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a private screening of the giant-screen film Penguins and a cocktail reception. Penguin City, on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as 6 million penguins. The young male King Penguin at the center of Penguins must earn his place among the island inhabitants while finding a mate and raising a family. The film follows him through the most challenging time in a King Penguin’s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators.
The Junior Council season continues with a private viewing of the new special exhibition The Power of Poison and a cocktail reception. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers—and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives —as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments—The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.
MONO NO AWARE VII is an annual festival that exhibits work that is one part live celluloid projection, and one part live performance element, placing the focus on the connectivity of the cinematic experience. With the increase of media and devices (cell phones, laptops, even taxicabs have streaming content!) the viewing experience has become singular and passive. Our annual program is counter-culture to the accessibility of digital media emphasizing connectivity through cinema.