Day: October 5, 2018

City Politics Real Estate

Wofford Calls for State Investigation Over City’s Taking of Properties

By Stephen Witt September 28, 2018 Editor’s Note: The following is the fifth of a KCP investigative series by reporters Kelly Mena and Stephen Witt on how New York City is taking paid-off properties from longtime small property owners, including Black and Brown seniors, and giving them to connected non-profit and for-profit developers as gentrification continues […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Cue the Handmaid

I want you to read the following conversation. It is a back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and a reporter for ABC News, Ms.Cecilia Vega. This conversation took place on Monday during a press conference on the front lawn of the White House. Trump: “She’s shocked I picked her. She’s in a state of shock.” Vega: […]readmore

City Politics

Recovery, Preparedness, Resilience: Amy Peterson Leads Mayor’s Initiatives on Nontraditional

Anyone who lived through the night of October 29, 2012 will never forget the sights, the sounds and the terror that ensued when Superstorm Sandy made landfall.   A Category 1 Hurricane with 80 miles-an-hour winds, Sandy shut down the city. Millions of gallons of water flooded the subways, crippling transportation and shutting down electricity south […]readmore

Black History

Ancestral Presence: They Came Again, By Ship

By Graham B. Weatherspoon Our historians have informed us that tens of millions of our ancestors received their burial honors at sea, creating the infamous bridge of bones at the bottom of the Atlantic. Scientists now speak of cellular memory, passed through DNA, of all animals, including humans. Sharks still travel the waters of their […]readmore

Calendar Events

Community Calendar

Friday, October 5th The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 O’clock.” Gansevoort & Washington to West 34th St., 7PM, FREE (bus leaves promptly at 5:45). ARTs East NY invites community members to ride a free chartered bus to Manhattan to enjoy a megachorus of 1,000 singers from 40 choirs perform on the High Line. They’ll […]readmore