Seniors: Home Sharing

BY SELMA JACKSON What’s old becomes new again. Remember when you moved to New York or you heard stories from your parents about moving to New York? Your relatives would read every letter that you sent back home. They were so intrigued they would ask if they could come to New York and follow in […]Read More

Education of Our Children Is Moving Front & Center In

Due to the pioneering efforts of such scholars as Dr. Andrea Taylor (left), interest in the fields of technology and science by young women is picking up steam.  DivaSteam, that is.  Dr. Taylor is the volunteer director of the divaSTEAM robotics program located at the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant.  A lifelong life-long resident […]Read More

ANALYSIS Rising Tensions Between Blacks And Jews In Bed-Stuy

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy Says open dialogue needed now  By Stephen Witt Beneath the recent statement and subsequent apology by City Council-elect Laurie Cumbo for her Facebook statements weaving the “knockout game” with fears among some of her black constituents that they are being pushed out of their neighborhoods by Jewish landlords and/or Jewish families […]Read More

Celebrating Weeksville

The quiet voice of Ms. Joan Maynard, the artist-archaeologist-preservationist who devoted nearly four decades before her death in 2006 to preserving four wood-frame cottages, would be raised in delight yesterday when The Weeksville Heritage Center celebrated the completion of its 19,000 square-foot Education and Cultural Arts Building on Bergen Street in Brooklyn with a ribbon […]Read More

Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In Bed-Stuy Has Two

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy holds summit with P.S. 3 Principal Beecher By Stephen Witt A Bedford-Stuyvesant public school is in danger of losing its highly touted Gifted & Talented program after its pipeline grades were dismantled, and the Department of Education (DOE) is steering its G &T students to programs in Prospect Heights and Park […]Read More

Bed-Stuy Mobilizes To Bring Gifted & Talented Program Back To

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy & P.S. 308 Principal Dr. George Patterson lead the charge By Stephen Witt   There was a time not too long ago that P.S. 308’s Gifted and Talented (G & T) program was a source of pride to all of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Neighborhood kids that passed the entrance exam and attended the […]Read More