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Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

🕔21:26, 12.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt To Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowner Eric Nathaniel, this week’s massive bust of 50 people including city Department of Buildings (DOB) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) employees, property managers and owners, expeditors, contractors and one engineer was

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Linden Plaza Residents in Sustained Fight to Keep Their Homes

Linden Plaza Residents in Sustained Fight to Keep Their Homes

🕔21:01, 5.Feb 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Longtime residents of Linden Plaza in East New York are being priced out of their homes by a process that was supposed to maintain affordability. Rents in the 45-year-old Mitchell Lama development have increased 130% in

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Eubie Blake Auditorium in Von King Park Gets a Makeover

Eubie Blake Auditorium in Von King Park Gets a Makeover

🕔20:20, 5.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt The Eubie Blake Auditorium, one of the crown jewels of the Herbert Von King Park Cultural Center, is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover, the Parks Department confirmed this week. The renovation of the auditorium is just part of

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View From Here:  Is Heastie Best for Speaker?

View From Here: Is Heastie Best for Speaker?

🕔20:11, 5.Feb 2015

by David Mark Greaves We’d like to get on the bandwagon celebrating Assemblyman Carl Heastie as the first African-American Speaker of that legislative body, but he does not seem to be what a legislature that has been called one of

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For African Americans, New Crowdsourcing Initiative Offers Digital Opportunity to Tell Stories Accurately, Reveal Stories Untold

For African Americans, New Crowdsourcing Initiative Offers Digital Opportunity to Tell Stories Accurately, Reveal Stories Untold

🕔21:07, 3.Feb 2015

One of the most powerful, accessible, and widely used digital based informational systems is Wikipedia. Since its birth in 2001, Wikipedia, according to its own website, “has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, attracting over 470 million

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Op-Ed: Community Voices Not Heard!

🕔13:55, 1.Feb 2015

By Alicia Boyd As a member of the grass-roots organization MTOPP, the Movement to Protect the People, located in Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens/Flatbush, I was not surprised at the reaction of the East New York Community to City Planning’s study presentation.

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Entrepreneur for Our Time: APRIL R. SILVER

Entrepreneur for Our Time: APRIL R. SILVER

🕔15:55, 30.Jan 2015

“My personal pursuits are intertwined with a greater good.” Social entrepreneur, activist, author, marketer April R. Silver, founder of AKILA WORKSONGS, now approaching its 22rd year as a successful professional marketing resource for myriad clients seeking national attention, has launched

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The Front Lines of Lifting the Cell Phone Ban in Schools

🕔14:32, 30.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt For Angela Cress, who teaches 9th-grade inclusionary English–mixing special education students with regular students–at the Bushwick School For Social Justice on Irving and Putnam Avenues, says allowing cell phones in schools is a two-edged sword. Cress’s thoughts

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New Federal Theatre’s Kickstarter for Production of Amiri Baraka’s Last Play Off to Good Start; Making History in Proces

New Federal Theatre’s Kickstarter for Production of Amiri Baraka’s Last Play Off to Good Start; Making History in Proces

🕔11:26, 25.Jan 2015

Exclusive to Our Time Press Launched January 16, campaign has reached 34% of $40K Goal in Five Days on way to May 28 world premiere of “Most Dangerous Man in America” By Gloria Dulan-Wilson The date was January 15, 2015

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My House is not a Hotel! NYC Council holds Hearing on airbnb / Home Sharing

🕔14:48, 24.Jan 2015

New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, Chaired by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader, held an eight hour oversight hearing on Tuesday titled “Short Term Rentals: Stimulating the Economy or Destabilizing Neighborhoods” to allow Council Members an opportunity to better

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