Dominion of New York


Jodie Nichole, a co-organizer of the group Stop Stop-and-Frisk. Photo by Amanda Aponte-Moss

Brooklyn Stop-and-Frisk Hearing Turns Rancorous

Posted October 24, 2012 by Amanda Moses

Tempers flared as residents unleashed an onslaught of emotions, recalling scarring experiences with stop-and-frisk.

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Bedford Stuyvesant

5 Great Caribbean Bakeries in Brooklyn (and What to Order)

Posted November 16, 2012 by Lauren Rothman

Your guide to the currant rolls, coco breads, bread puddings and more of Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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Khadeem McLeoud, left, and Ahmed Elsayed, right, discuss about their academic accomplishments.
Best Black Schools

76% Poor. 86% Black. 100% Percent Admitted to College.

Posted September 15, 2011 by Kelly Virella

The High School for Public Service is one of 7 majority black NYC public schools graded quadruple-A in its 2009-2010 progress report. How does it succeed when so many fail?

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Mary Lee Ward explains why she deserves to stay in her home.
Bedford Stuyvesant

Brooklyn Great-Grandmother Avoids Eviction For Now

Posted August 28, 2011 by Kelly Virella

The battle for an 82-year-old Brooklyn great-grandmother to stay in her foreclosed home intensified Friday, after a protest spurred a meeting between her and the new owner.

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Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Photo Courtesy of Flickr/beanhead4529
Fort Greene

How Fort Greene Got Its Name

Posted August 4, 2011 by Kelly Virella

Love Fort Greene? Here’s a bit of history to make you a more authoritative Fort Greene booster.

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