Real Estate

Flatbush-Caton Market Redesigned into Caton Flats

As it is occurring in many Brooklyn communities, the Flatbush community’s main street which is Flatbush Avenue will evolve from low rise residential-over-commercial zoning–where the attached buildings are typically four stories–to much taller and bulkier structures. The case in point is the soon to be constructed Caton Flats Redevelopment Project (Caton Flats). Caton Flats will […]readmore

Education

Black Minds Matter March and Rally

Harkening back to the effort to institute the Curriculum of Inclusion of the 1980s, New York lawmakers state Senator Jesse Hamilton and state Assembly member Diana Richardson advanced legislation requiring the NYS Board of Regents to incorporate New York State’s Black History in the New York City school curricula for kindergarten to 12th grade. The […]readmore

Education

Strategies to Get Accepted into Specialized High Schools

On February 24, 2018 at Middle School 61 in Crown Heights, the community was invited to learn how to get their children accepted into Specialized High Schools (SHS). Specialized High Schools are the city’s most academically rigorous high schools that sets the majority of the enrolled students on a “lifelong success trajectory.” These high schools […]readmore

Real Estate

New York’s Undeveloped City-Owned Land

New York City’s shortage of affordable housing could be solved in a matter of months if the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) constructed buildings on the vacant lots in its portfolio. In a February 12, 2018 press release, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer stated, “HPD is not building new affordable units, though 1,007 […]readmore

Health & Wellness

Grappling with the Opioid Crisis

Opioid use and its addiction have swept through the United States in recent years. This tidal wave of misery has been left unchecked due to the stigma of drug dependency. While social drinking and recreational drug use are common in this country, once someone crosses the addiction line, support and understanding dwindles. In the PBS […]readmore