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Brook Park hosts annual feast

Brook Park hosts annual feast

Parks October 10, 2018 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

The stew or “sancocho,” is a typically Caribbean delicacy, but the Brook Park reworking of the traditional dish had a distinctly Dominican flavor to it, with the auyama taking center stage.

NYCHA tenants cope with aftermath of flooding

NYCHA tenants cope with aftermath of flooding

Housing October 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

A month later, tenants deal with mold and bureaucratic delays A burst pipe on the floor above hers sent water dripping from the crevices of Beatrice Dickerson’s ceiling in August, flooding her Morrisania Air Rights apartment with more than two inches of water. A month later, Dickerson, 76, said theRead More

Bus riders wait for the Bx19 during rush hour, at 149 Street and Morris Avenue. Photo: Frida Sterenberg

MTA starts redesign of ‘miserable’ bus system

Transportation October 5, 2018 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Slow rides, infrequent buses and rising fares were among the transit issues area residents had a chance to sound off about at a public meeting in The Hub.

Photo: Andee Teagle

Aloha to the world from the Don Ho Terrace

Art, Immigration October 3, 2018 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Aloha to the World from the Don Ho Terrace is an aggressive “goodbye and good luck” of sorts (the song “So Long, and Thanks for the All the Fish,” from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy will be playing throughout the exhibit), inviting viewers to explore Ho’s “embodied reality” as a global citizen.

Trash piles up along 146th St. outside of Betances Houses. Photo by Rachel Rippetoe

Trash piles up after NYCHA loses contractor 

Housing September 27, 2018 at 11:17 am 0 comments

Residents say the rotting debris has created a stench, and attracted rats and flies inside both public apartments and the surrounding private homes.

Jail opponents heap pressure on city

Jail opponents heap pressure on city

Uncategorized September 26, 2018 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

Residents continued to criticize the mayor’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven, during a public forum at Betances Houses in Mott Haven. Listen to what some of them had to say.

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Melrose residents tell police open-air drug use is out of control

Police September 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

“We understand you’re doing the best you can,” one frustrated resident and frequent meeting attendee, told officers. “But all our resources are being sucked down the drain by this drug stuff.” He shook his head. “Our neighborhood is the hub of heroin; it’s Home Depot.”

April Thomas, 44, discusses the importance of saying hello to residents while on duty at public housing with NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officer Artur Yukhananov. Photo: Mankappr Conteh

NYCHA residents air grievances with police

Police September 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Although a recent meeting between Mill Brook and Mitchel Houses tenants and NYPD officers began well enough, with pizza, pleasantries, and 35 participants, it was derailed roughly 20 minutes later after rows of residents left following a tense exchange between a tenant and the officer leading the session.