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Patrick Egan

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Patrick Egan grew up on the Jersey Shore before spending about 15 years after college in Virginia and North Carolina. He earned a master’s degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in May 2010. Before that he received a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Richmond and a master’s in creative writing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He’s done going to school. His work has or will soon appear in Runner’s World, City Limits and the Bronx News Network and he’s a former contributing writer and columnist at GoTriad in North Carolina. He enjoys covering social justice issues, especially economic issues and real estate. He lives in Brooklyn, on the edge of Red Hook.


Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Once again, New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of the once-proud array of services New York City offers its elderly.

Some city officials and nonprofits are recognizing that in lower-income neighborhoods, many of which have a meager banking presence, check cashers fill a vital need.

Almost three quarters of the 2,422 women in New York state prisons are mothers. In part 2 of our series on children visiting their moms inside, families are briefly reunited.

Almost three quarters of the 2,422 women in New York state prisons are mothers. In Part 3 of a series, several moms take a crucial step toward going home.

Almost three quarters of the 2,422 women in New York state prisons are mothers. In part 1 of a three-part series, we follow one group of children as they travel nearly 400 miles to meet their moms on the inside.

The lottery is more important than ever to state finances. But counselors and a lawmaker want more done to protect those who don't have "a little bit of luck."

To one boy in Bed-Stuy, a program for children of the incarcerated makes a difference.