Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
The True Story of Vito Lopez
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.
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.
Close Calls and Sure Things on Brooklyn's Ballot
Come November 5, one Council candidate will have no opponent at all. Several Democrats will face no Republican opposition. And a few races will offer crowded fields.
Five BK Councilmembers Will Let Residents Shape Budget
The city's participatory budgeting experiment moves into its third cycle, with Brooklyn more deeply bought in than the other boroughs.
EPA Approves Gowanus Cleanup Plan
The agency's decision—which backtracked on a proposal to store some contaminated material in Red Hook—clears the way for a $506 million cleanup to begin.
Wine Country ... in Bed-Stuy?
The Toast of Brooklyn celebrated the history and potential of the neighborhood, where some hope a $20 million revitalization project will spur an economic revival.
Last-Minute Choices on Primary Day in Brownsville
The latest installment in our Five Borough Ballot series visits a polling center in the Van Dyke Houses as residents—at least, some of them—cast their votes.
Brooklyn Voters Reject Hynes, Lopez
On a night when most incumbents were returned to office, the long-serving district attorney was defeated and a former power-broker lost a bid at resurrection.
A Prayer for Peace at Campaign Stop in the Dead of Night
Bill Thompson stopped in Brownsville at 2 a.m. and diagnosed the violence that's a top concern for local residents.
- 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.
Open call for partners for our Making Policy Public program. Community organizations and advocacy groups that need help visually explaining a policy or planning issue are encouraged to apply by Friday, July 12, 2013 no later than 11 pm.
EPA Proposes Plan for Cleaning Up Gowanus Canal
For the first time the American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will crown the holiday season with 90 exhibits of handmade fine crafts and art for sale from Brooklyn artisans and artists as well as others from around the country in the landmark Brooklyn Museum Beaux-Arts Court December 14-15, 2013.
Join us for an evening of curated film screening upcoming Sunday December 15th, 6:00p! Black Mariah Films presents ANIMATED, a short-film program dedicated to showcasing the impressive range of animated cinema.
THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pm At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
- Associate Program Director The Institute for Family Health
- After School Group Leader WHEDco
- Social Justice Educator WHEDco
- Sex Education Program Coordinator, JAM (“Just Ask WHEDco
- Middle School Guidance Counselor/Instructor WHEDco
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- Transit Talks :: A Year in Review :: Construction Milestones Met in 2013
- Verbal Description and Sensory Tour
- AWIB Holiday Party
- Larry Rachleff Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra
- Big Band Holidays
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This report, from the Wyoming-based investigative think tank, Wyo File, talks about the implications of hydraulic fracturing in Southeast Wyoming, a process currently being considered in Upstate New York with huge implications for the drinking water of New York City
Over recent years the leaders of Majlis practically have come out against interests of Crimean Tartar People. Mustafa Dzhemilev and some other leaders of Crimean Tartars try to mistake their own group objectives for the interests of the whole national group. Herein, the actions of disobedience of Crimean Tartars, instigated by the noted persons, are used actively, allegedly, for the sake of defending of their rights, but in actual for the purpose of creation conditions for carrying out pressure on Ukrainian leadership. All mentioned above happens when the Ukrainian leadership does its utmost to improve economic and social situation of the Crimean Tartars even in the conditions of world financial crisis, which has appreciably worsened and added to difficulties of economic situation in Ukraine.
Council members behind study say much more can be done; mayor's office says study doesn't include subcontracts to minority- and women-owned enterprises.
A commentary from Nation Magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel highlights the foreclosure problem in New York City.
Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
New York City has weathered the recession far better than was feared during the financial crisis, but outside of Manhattan the view is often bleaker.
This article examines a proposal by a California state legislator that would require community colleges to provide students with a clear path on how to acquire their degree.
The Office of Community Health at Montefiore Medical Center has just released "Caring for Yourself While Caregiving," a new resource guide for Bronx-based family caregivers. Available in English and Spanish, the guide provides 32 pages of helpful, low-cost resources in six unique categories for people caring for an aging parent, spouse, partner, elderly relative, child with an illness or disability, or another person close to them. To order a copy, call (718) 920-6576 or email PCareSupport@montefiore.org.
Invisiblepeople.tv's Mark Horvath posts the following article on the launch of the "100,000 Homes Campaign", organized by Common Ground.
For nearly a year, residents, politicians, businesspeople and others battled over the EPA’s consideration of the 1.8-mile waterway for a Superfund listing.
New York photoblog created by Brooklyn based Crown Heights photographer William Hogg.
Peace, Community, City life
Pete Mroz is an independent artist that found funding through the creative site kickstarter.com. Truly is amazing in these tough economic times that people still rise to the challenge of helping the arts!
Beautiful Spheres of NYC
Tough workouts, good eats and crazy adventure in our beautiful city and beyond.
a tenants' eye view of life in an allegedly supportive housing S.R.O. managed by H.S.I. - it's a ghetto in the middle of Gramercy Park, and is supposed to be better than homelessness, but the level of illegal drug activity and violence inside the building is higher than on the surrounding streets or in shelters.
Accounts of carelessness and laziness of ACS and ACS contract agency employees.
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"The New York times WE have" He's Australian, she's Canadian, he's gay, she's straight - they come from two very different worlds, and live very different lifestyles in the same city: New York City. You just might find humour and entertainment in their perceptions and experiences of life as foreigners living in New York. Follow them each week as they navigate their way through life here in the city. If not, well... at least their moms will be listening.