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Bed-Stuy/Fort Greene Residents and Workers Chime In on Debate

By Stephen Witt A packed working-class crowd at the Rustik Neighborhood Tavern stayed glued to the four giant televisions as if it were Super Bowl Sunday and all agreed that President Obama bested Mitt Romney in the second of three presidential debates – some by a knockout and others by decision. Cheers and jeers erupted […]Read More

Community Action Forces Illegal Shelter to Close

Community Board 3, Small Businesses, Residents, Block Presidents Take Back Malcolm X Blvd. A victory took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant this week. Residents, merchants, civic leaders and elected officials joined forces to express their concerns about a rehabilitation center that covertly moved into the area in the beginning of January. Standing in solidarity, the collective succeeded […]Read More

Multiethnic Pride Emerges With Inauguration of John Liu

The 2010 inauguration attracted a broader cross section of NYC residents than in years past. The marked increase in cultural diversity was due to the inauguration of John Liu, the first Asian-American to be elected to the position of comptroller, a citywide office. During his inaugural speech on the steps of City Hall, Liu hinted […]Read More