Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn"

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‘Hands off our hospital’ is the new normal

One hospital tried to close a campus and got hauled into court by disapproving locals. Another attempted to expand, but neighbors said no way. When it comes to health care, community activism is now standard operating procedure.

June 5, 2014 ×

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A rising tide lifts this boat

A rising tide lifts this boat

A farmer tries to cut his carbon footprint by moving food by sail from Vermont down to New York City. Environmentally sustainable, yes. But economical?

November 17, 2013 ×

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Brooklyn Biketrain Attracts New Riders

Brooklyn Biketrain Attracts New Riders

Friday saw a surge of two-wheelers on the road to Manhattan as cyclists came out of hibernation for Bike to Work Day and the Fort Greene biketrain roared back into action.

June 18, 2013 ×

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In One Brooklyn Courtroom, Teens are Judge and Jury

In One Brooklyn Courtroom, Teens are Judge and Jury

Teens end in Youth Court at the discretion of a police officer who arrests them, or after a referral from criminal court. Data suggests that these types of community-based programs do a better job reintegrating youth into their communities than the formal justice system. But the programs are limited in their ability to address the causes of youth crime.

May 28, 2013 ×

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Restaurateurs Go Beyond the Basic Sandwich

Restaurateurs Go Beyond the Basic Sandwich

The Brooklyn Sandwich Society sources its food and decor as close to the restaurant as possible.

January 21, 2013 ×

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Mulch Madness at Fort Greene Park

Mulch Madness at Fort Greene Park

Like many who loyally deposit holiday trees each Mulchfest, we were curious as to what our neighbors do with that tree after it’s shredded.

January 15, 2013 ×

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Cold Days Don’t Deter Mothers’ Workouts

Cold Days Don’t Deter Mothers’ Workouts

These three women’s workout routine at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument could be described as parkour lite.

January 7, 2013 ×

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Listen to Me: Brooklynites talk election

Listen to Me: Brooklynites talk election

As a collaboration with the NY City News Service and the PBS NewsHour, we went around the city asking complete strangers three questions.

November 2, 2012 ×

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Brownstones in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. September 14, 2012.

Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say

Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue.

September 28, 2012 ×