Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York

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.
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State Grant Helps 2 Sunset Park After-School Sites

The community school model—in which schools are used as a hub to address a range of community needs—is already in use in the neighborhood.

Report Sees Long-List of Post-Sandy Needs

A report from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund makes neighborhood-specific and borough-wide recommendations—both for action needed now, and for planning that's necessary before the next storm.

Brooklyn Members Get Key Council Posts

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave members from the borough control of 15 of the Council's 37 committees, including the powerful Land Use panel.

Sunset Park Cops Aim To Protect Lunar New Year Revelers

It's the time of year to exchange red envelopes containing cash—a signal to thieves and a focus of two Brooklyn precincts.

Frustration at Lack of Sites to Ease School Crowding in Sunset Park

Some parents are willing to look at locations on the west side of hazardous Third Avenue, while others want the city to consider using eminent domain.

For Sunset Park, Proposed BRT Routes Could Help Foster Jobs

After a campaign pledge by Mayor de Blasio, a report suggests eight new bus routes around the city that would help fulfill it.

New Brooklyn Beep Adams Offers Continuity and Change

In an interview with the Brooklyn Bureau, he talks about building on predecessor Marty Markowitz's efforts while broadening focus to the vulnerable.

Five Brooklyn Stories to Watch in 2014

Keep your eye on the DA's office, borough hall, NYCHA developments, the coastline and more.

Advocates to de Blasio: Fix Childcare System

The mayor-elect's campaign was focused on pre-K, but some want a focus on day-care for younger kids. The city's current system has empty seats but also faces overwhelming demand.

How Vito Lopez Changed Bushwick

Many think the former assemblyman and powerbroker is a creep. Some hail him as a hero. In Bushwick, his legacy—and the story of his downfall—are more complicated than either label suggests.



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BLOG ENTRIES

Report: NYCHA Needs to Gear Up for the Next Sandy - Jarrett Murphy

Better communication and more resilient power systems are necessary, says a new report.

Sandy Surge Covered A Sixth of the City - Jarrett Murphy

And it affected more renters than homeowners, and a disproportionately high number of low-income people.

Reporter's Notebook: Red Hook - Candace Amos

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.

Post-Sandy Housing Crisis: 4 Years Ago, NYC Asked 'What If?' - Jarrett Murphy

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.

Report Slams Housing Court For Tenant Treatment - Milesska Contreras

Access to lawyers, translation services and childcare would make Brooklyn Housing Court a fairer forum, according to a coalition of community groups.

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MULTIMEDIA

Photo Slideshow: City Limits' 35th Anniversary Celebration

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.

Photo Slideshow: The Defining Brooklyn Issue Launch

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.

Making the Connection to Care in Northern and Central Brooklyn

A comprehensive study by the Brooklyn Healthcare Improvement Project (anchored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center) on healthcare utilization and finance in Brooklyn.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Community Partner Fellowship RFP

The Office of Engaged Scholarship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is proud to launch the 2nd Annual NYMAPS Community Partner Fellowship!

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC, MAY 8-11, IN CHELSEA

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, moves to the heart of Chelsea joining at least 10 other events around the city that also amplify and coincide with the international contemporary art fair--Frieze New York. Following the tradition of major museums, seasoned masters will exhibit both functional and fine art, sculpture and photography, furniture, ceramics, glass and more.

Integrated Storm Water Management Master Plan

Seeking proposals from architecture, landscape design, urban planning, and engineering firms to develop a comprehensive stormwater site master plan for one of New Jersey City Housing Authority’s sites.

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EVENTS

No-Cost Digital Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams

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.

Free Movie

meet stars and Director of the orignal Class of Nuke Em High B Horror Movie and cast and Crew from the New Class of Nuke em High Vol 1

In Conversation: Brooklyn Street Art at the Brooklyn Museum

A dynamic, multimedia conversation that explores the evolution of street art stories as told by the earliest graffiti writers to today's D.I.Y. artists.

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