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Housing projects residents find community despite harsh living conditions

The Ingersoll project’s Garden of Eden grows fruits and vegetables during the warmer months. Photo by Teddy Haines. Nestled into a compact segment of South Brooklyn, the Raymond V. Ingersoll Housing project is encircled by more prosperous neighborhoods. The Metrotech Center sits directly across Flatbush Avenue to the west, alongside NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. But now, the Ingersoll Houses […]

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Left in The Cold: NYCHA housing residents wait endlessly for repairs

Viviana Wrenn with her son at the Stebbins Avenue, Bronx, NYCHA development.  She rarely has heat  and the large windows let in a lot of cold air. Photo by Opheli Garcia Lawler   On Thanksgiving day, it was 22 degrees in New York City. It was the kind of cold that seeped through walls and drafted through windows. Viviana Wrenn […]

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As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Long Island City’s skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Felix Guzman, 37, is homeless and has spent time […]

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East Harlem residents protest planned rezoning

Protesters with the group Movement for Justice in El Barrio hold signs protesting the mayor’s plan to rezone East Harlem. The plan will allow new developments to begin construction in the neighborhood. Photo by Kristen Torres. Protesters gathered outside an East Harlem town hall meeting last night to push back against Mayor Bill De Blasio’s plan to rezone some sections […]

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Using exercise to promote mental health

The bike rides began two years ago.

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A second chance for formerly incarcerated women

The WPA helps women reunite with their children, find employment, and reestablish themselves after leaving the criminal justice system.

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New owners for Stuyvesant Town

The busy, but quiet neighborhood is abuzz with recent news of the 65-year-old complex receiving a new owner.

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Poorest of Chinese immigrants live in tiny cubicles

No private bathroom, no kitchen and no stove make daily life very hard

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Bushwick’s Dispossessed Latino Community

Members of Make The Road NY sing songs, share meals, and learn about their rights. Above is Angel Vera, of Make The Road NY. Photo by Neil Giardino. It seems fitting that a teenage political activist in Ecuador would one day work with a social justice organization in the largest Hispanic city in the US. Gladys Puglla has been a […]

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A community victory in Loisaida

A sign supporting the return of the CHARAS community center to the people of the Lower East Side. Photo Credit Raz Robinson by Raz Robinson A group of Lower East Side residents celebrated the first victory in the fight for a community’s rights to a building that has remained unoccupied for almost 15 years. The crowd bellowed, “No lease. No […]