Fighting Deed Theft, Preserving Legacy

    The meeting held last Saturday at Interfaith Medical Center, about reporting on the deed theft hearing and celebrating the bill that was passed, opened with Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant President emeritus Lynette Lewis Rogers giving the underlying theme of the meeting and the raison d’être of the Brownstoners themselves.  “That we have legacy and […]Read More

Update on 591 Carlton Avenue: The Strange Saga and Injustice Continue

  By Maitefa Angaza Our Time Press revisits a story first published last spring on the deed theft last January of a deceased woman’s home (Clarice Gray) at 591 Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights. This occurred after death of her adopted daughter Paula Sanford. In a breathtakingly egregious set of events, a false deed was […]Read More

Whats Going On

Friday, September 20th Affordable Housing Lottery: Athena Apartments Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 52 Gates Ave., 2-4pm, FREE. IMPACCT Brooklyn invites all to attend a Community Information Session and get ready to submit a stronger housing application for two buildings at 909 Atlantic Ave. and 1043 Fulton St.  Saturday, September 21st Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism […]Read More

Crown Heights Jews & Blacks Celebrate Unity

By Kimari Clarke     African-American and Jewish residents of Crown Heights yesterday came together in Brower Park on Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place to celebrate and promote unity in the neighborhood. The event, the 4th Annual “One Crown Heights Neighborhood” Festival, saw families enjoying a day of food, games, portrait painting and community networking. City Council Majority […]Read More

65 Years After Brown: We Are Doing Worse Than Ever

“Let me be clear: Black and Latino children do not need to sit next to white children in order to learn and achieve at the highest levels. The problem is that educational, material and financial resources follow white children.”   By Basir Mchawi        It’s official now. According to a new report, Harming Our […]Read More

Comptroller Scott Stringer: NYC Gets a D+ Diversity Grade

By David Mark Greaves New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released his third report on how well the city is doing in diversifying the workforce, and the grade as usual, was not good.   In giving the city a D+ rating for the second year in a row, the “Making the Grade” report says, “As much […]Read More

Correcting “Corrections”

NYC Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte in Deep-Dive conversation about a System he helped to improve Part II of II-Part Interview.    OTP Editor David Greaves: Rikers. Looking back at some reports over the last year or so, looks like you guys have some challenges. Commissioner Ponte:        That we do. OTP:                                               Could you give an overview of your 14-point […]Read More

2015-2016 Participatory Budgeting Results: 67,000 New Yorkers voted to allocate

  BP Adams Hails Participation of 10 BK Council Districts:  “Civic engagement is the fuel that powers our democracy.”     Last Thursday, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council announced the voting results and winning proposals of the 2015-2016 Participatory Budgeting cycle.   During the voting period of March 26th through April […]Read More