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Day: <span>February 11, 2016</span>

Tapping into Brilliance Can Bring More “Little Mozarts”

Anaya Torrence is seen as a wonder for some people. Anaya started taking piano classes at Mrs. Robinson’s Music School at age 3. By age 5, she was playing Bach. Patricia Robinson, the music school’s director, believes “the sky’s the limit” for Anaya—her “Little Mozart”. Attika Torrence, her father, believes Anaya is one of many […]Read More

One House, Two Women, A Vision Realized

Bernice Elizabeth Green When a house on Cambridge Place in the Clinton Hill Historic District recently went up for nearly $4 million, a record for the block, I couldn’t pass up the chance to see it. It opened the door to an opportunity to answer a decades-old question: what if I had purchased the property […]Read More

Preservationist’s Spirit

  This structure, former headquarters for the East New York Savings Bank, was demolished last year. But from its remains, a phoenix of a movement is on the rise with preservationist Zulmelena Then, founder of PENY, providing the wings. Zulme (pron. Zumi) admits that preservation may not be at the top of the concerns list […]Read More

Beyoncé, Sanders and Trump: Challenging the Establishment

By David Mark Greaves Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders winning the New Hampshire primaries and Beyoncé’s “Formation” performance at the Super Bowl have this in common: they all point to changing times and the ruling establishment losing control of the national narrative. On the Republican’s side, they have the bilious Trump, the oily and neo-Fascist […]Read More

The Evolving Wolves

By Eddie Castro I graduated from Grand Street Campus High School (Progress High School for professional careers) nearly 9 years ago. Wow! does time flies. I remember me telling my friends that my dream is to either play professional basketball or to become one of the best sportswriters to come out of this beautiful borough […]Read More

Brooklyn’s Rent Landscape

By Akosua Albritton The December 2015 Brooklyn Rental Market Report is out, revealing rent figures for studio, 1-bed and 2-bed units in specified neighborhoods increased moderately since November 2015. Average studio rent in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights were $1,603 and $1,690, respectively, compared to Brooklyn’s average of $2,156. Bedford-Stuyvesant’s increase is attributed to leasing 377 […]Read More

Tapping into Brilliance Can Bring More “Little Mozarts”

By Akosua Albritton Anaya Torrence is seen as a wonder for some people. Anaya started taking piano classes at Mrs. Robinson’s Music School at age 3. By age 5, she was playing Bach. Patricia Robinson, the music school’s director, believes “the sky’s the limit” for Anaya—her “Little Mozart”. Attika Torrence, her father, believes Anaya is […]Read More