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In Park Slope, Asking Neighbors For Their Views on Guns

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The idea began with the kids. Back in September, children in an educational program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture were re-writing constitutional amendments as part of an exercise. When trying to re-word the Second Amendment and thinking through different scenarios involving guns, they […]

'CAMBA Gardens' Provides Housing For the Most Vulnerable While Reducing Hospital Costs

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At Kings County Hospital, policymakers and affordable housing advocates have teamed up for a win-win solution to reduce emergency room visits and provide modest-rent apartments to the homeless, victims of Superstorm Sandy, and patients with high-level medical needs. Additional units will also be […]

Has Curtailment of "Stop-and-Frisk" Caused Ditmas Park's Rising Crime?

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With a rising crime wave sweeping Ditmas Park, many residents have become guarded, and police are out in force. Some residents have speculated that striking economic inequality plus a wave of new, wealthier arrivals to the area have triggered crime. But lifelong resident Jonathan J. Judge, […]

'City's First Readers' Program, Universal Pre-K Aim to Counter Youth Literacy Crisis

standard ‘City’s First Readers’ Program, Universal Pre-K Aim to Counter Youth Literacy Crisis

A literacy program focused on young readers and significant enrollment in universal pre-K are some new initiatives focusing on the city’s youth literacy crisis and the need for early childhood education, political leaders and concerned advocates announced in a series of events Wednesday. Alarmingly, some […]

No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House' Finally Dead

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While many people may look at 1882 East 12th Street in Sheepshead Bay–now an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence–they may see neglected land and real estate blight. But it represents something very different to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and neighbors on […]

Brooklynites' Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

standard Brooklynites’ Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

Economic Inequality, Juvenile Justice Issues, Needs of Rising Immigrant Populations A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites portrays residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice […]