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‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (and Likely Illegal) Methods of One Brooklyn Landlord

🕔16:24, 21.May 2015

By DW Gibson For the past three years, I’ve traveled around the city, talking with New Yorkers as they experience gentrification. There is little consensus on the topic — even the word itself is defined differently by each of us. I’ve

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View From Here By David Mark Greaves:  All is not lost, There is Consciousness Rising

View From Here By David Mark Greaves: All is not lost, There is Consciousness Rising

🕔15:12, 14.May 2015

There is a feeling among the senior generation that the racial unity African-Americans had during the civil rights era has been lost in the rhetoric of diversity and that our young people do not know what it was like during

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Interfaith Medical Center Survives Bankruptcy with State Support

Interfaith Medical Center Survives Bankruptcy with State Support

🕔15:55, 8.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been almost a year since Interfaith Medical Center teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. The hospital was at risk of closing until sustained advocacy by community members, elected officials and employees persuaded Governor Cuomo

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NYCHA Answers Questions on Proposed New Development in Van Dyke Houses

🕔17:25, 7.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Despite some community opposition, NYCHA plans to allow development of new affordable housing on land in Van Dyke Houses. The new housing is part of Next Generation NYCHA’s plan to develop parcels of land in Van

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Repairs Commence at 305 Decatur Street

🕔17:24, 7.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller A jubilant Queen, 4th floor tenant at 305 Decatur Street, called Our Time Press with excitement in her voice. “They are making repairs!” said Queen, referring to Shinda Management, the company that oversees a number of

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Brooklyn’s Loretta Lynch  is Now Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Official

Brooklyn’s Loretta Lynch  is Now Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Official

🕔13:18, 30.Apr 2015

“I am here to tell you, if a little girl from North Carolina who used to tell her grandfather in the fields to lift her up on the back of his mule so she could see ‘way up high Granddaddy’,

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View From Here By David Mark Greaves

View From Here By David Mark Greaves

🕔13:07, 30.Apr 2015

  “One burning building will be looped on television over and over again and the thousands of demonstrators who did it the right way have been lost in the discussion,” President Obama said at a press conference on Tuesday describing the events

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305 Decatur Street Tenants Face Unrelenting Hardships

🕔10:51, 25.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Shameeka Hughes and her three children lived at 305 Decatur Street until 2010 when the management company for her building – Shinda Management Corp. – took her to court for nonpayment of rent. Shameeka produced for

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NYCHA Commissioner in Brownsville to Speak with Van Dyke Residents

NYCHA Commissioner in Brownsville to Speak with Van Dyke Residents

🕔10:00, 25.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller NYCHA Commissioner Shola Olatoye came to Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville recently to engage with residents and provide an update on the progress of Next Generation NYCHA. “When the mayor appointed me last March 2014, he

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Community Questions about… Herbert Von King Park Cultural Arts Center #1

Community Questions about… Herbert Von King Park Cultural Arts Center #1

🕔09:20, 25.Apr 2015

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last week, Our Time Press reported the closing of Von King Park Cultural Arts Center. In fact, as reported in local media, there were two closings. The first was the announcement that the center at 670

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