Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York
The area's improvement—thanks to community action and city policy—is undeniable. What's debated is whether the same displacement seen in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick is headed that way.
Brownsville: What Will NYPD 'Impact' Changes Mean?
Residents are divided over whether tweaks to the high-intensity policing program are cause for concern or celebration.
Plan for Community Use of Barclays Center Emerges
As the Atlantic Yards project slowly moves toward implementing the community benefits agreement that secured its approval, a lottery will be held for 10 events, sponsored by nonprofit groups, in arena spaces.
Housing Court Goes on Trial
Advocates who fault the court's facilities and lack of right to counsel found it guilty on all counts in a hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn
In November residents extracted a promise from the authority to deal with a massive maintenance backlog. Some 75 percent of those tasks are done. But the list of things to fix is still growing.
For Clients Sick or Not, Hospitals Serve as Safe Havens
One aspect of the hospital crisis is that city hospitals exist not just to treat illness, but to protect vulnerable people from violence, homelessness and other threats.
Details Delayed For Long-Stalled NYCHA Project
After being torn down for a redevelopment that proved too pricey to complete, Prospect Plaza is being replaced by a mix of public- and affordable housing. The metrics of that mix are still being worked out.
Tenants Form Union to Fight Gentrification
In the struggle to hold on to their places in neighborhoods where rents are rising rapidly, a group in Crown Heights is hoping there's strength in numbers.
In Sunset Park, Demise of Affordable Units Feared
Hundreds of apartments covered by Section 8—key anchors in a neighborhood where affordability is threatened by gentrification—are slated to leave the program.
Churches Become Housing in Bushwick
One former Lutheran church being converted to housing will include affordable units. It's unclear whether another former house of worship will offer non-market apartments as well.
Brownsville Board Says Home Runs Threaten Motorists
The local community board wants a higher fence at the Brownsville Rec Center to prevent softballs from striking cars on Linden Boulevard. But the center has a long list of other needs.
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Better communication and more resilient power systems are necessary, says a new report.
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.
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.
NYJA Improv Workshops programs bring together players of similar levels and goals, in an effort to develop as jazz improvisers while working on core repertoire in the jazz canon. Improv workshops are a low-cost and worthwhile alternative to NYJA small ensembles, and they are appropriate for any player wanting to work more intently on improv specifics including vocabulary, understanding chord changes, and developing a stronger sense of jazz style.
All our spring vocal workshops ended up selling out, so we've added an extra Saturday mini-semester for late April and early May.
Lutheran Family Health Centers’ Sunset Park Neighborhood Center, in partnership with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, presents No-Cost Digital Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sunset Park Neighborhood Center, located at 4520 4th Avenue. Eligibility criteria: must be a woman aged 40 and older (with health insurance), must have a New York City mailing address and must not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months. To schedule an appointment, please call 718-210-1050.