Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 13, 2019</span>

What Are Your Ideas for the Redesign of Restoration Plaza?

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation President Colvin Grannum is aiming to incorporate new purpose and services into its mission. “We recently finalized our five-year strategic plan to help disrupt and close the racial wealth gap based on the tenets of excellence, collaboration and innovation with the community remaining at its core,” says a statement front and […]readmore


NEW YORK, NY PUBLIC SAFETY/NYC: Print and electronic media reports about alarming crime rates in NYC where murder rates are up by 14% in 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. The precincts which stand out with these stats are Manhattan’s 34th Precinct in Washington Heights, northwest of 179th Street; 43rd Precinct in the […]readmore

Renaissance Woman in Our Time: Nadhege Ptah Pt. II

Nadhege Ptah, writer, director, producer, dancer and film and stage actor, is preparing to leave the country. Her labor-of-love short film, Paris Blues in Harlem, is taking her to a film festival where it’s nominated for an award. Inspired by the real-life Harlem jazz club Paris Blues, the narrative tells of a young woman named […]readmore

Music School String Students to Perform at Home in Brooklyn,

In anticipation of their upcoming trip to and performances in Paris, France, the Brooklyn Music School (BMS) Strings Department is holding a concert on Saturday, April 13 (6:00-7:00pm) at the Brooklyn Music School as a chance for the students to perform their repertoire for the BMS community and as a fundraiser to cover some of […]readmore

April Basketball

There is no question that this season for the Brooklyn Nets should best be described as, “one heck of a roller coaster.” Towards the last month of the season, the team had the toughest schedule in the NBA. How tough it was, you say? Brooklyn’s path had sort of a “quicksand effect,” where you were […]readmore

Brooklyn Loses an Education & Cultural Warrior

Stan’s Going Home Services:   Sunday April 14, 2019: Viewing 4-7pm Woodard Funeral Home, 1 Troy Avenue(off Fulton), Brooklyn, NY   Monday April 15, 2019: Procession Gathering 2:30pm at Boys& Girls HS, 1700 Fulton St Bklyn Procession starts @ 3:00pm: Walk the body with drumming to Bethany Baptist Church 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd Viewing 4:00pm-5:30pm The […]readmore


NEW YORK, NY: The New York City Council today approved legislation from Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams which bans pre-employment testing for marijuana usage in the vast majority of cases.  The legislation was co-prime sponsored by Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo and Council Member Carlina Rivera and passed by an overwhelming majority at Tuesday’s Stated Meeting of the full Council.   The bill, Intro 1445-A, prohibits […]readmore