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Sunset Park Studio Squeeze for Artists

Sunset Park Studio Squeeze for Artists

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosKate Hawes has been making custom solid wood furniture in Brooklyn for 20 years until her landlord decided to raise the rent by 25 percent in one year.

C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosA new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is trying to make it easier for moms who don't speak English to improve their language skills. 

Flagging It: A Sunset Park Resident's Call For Unity

Flagging It: A Sunset Park Resident's Call For Unity

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Brooklyn resident Junior Allende is planting a flag — actually many of them — along the Fifth Avenue entrance to Sunset Park as a protest against gentrification.

 

Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosThere's a patchwork of primary care available to New Yorkers who don't have health insurance. But if you need extensive medical care, your options are limited.

 

 

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosChinese immigrants based in New York City have long taken jobs in restaurants as far away as Pennsylvania, Alabama, and even Florida. 

Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Businesses like Avocaderia are creating jobs in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. But at what cost?

Birth of the NYC Co-op. Thank You, Finland.

Birth of the NYC Co-op. Thank You, Finland.

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosTo understand why cooperative apartments outnumber condos in NYC, you have to visit Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 

Newark Tenants Try to Tighten Rent Control as Downtown Booms

Newark Tenants Try to Tighten Rent Control as Downtown Booms

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosHousing advocates are trying to take multi-pronged approach to manage what they see as the slow encroachment of gentrification.

Sunset Park: So Hot Right Now

Sunset Park: So Hot Right Now

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosIt's a neighborhood that's developing fast — and how affordable it will be for residents and businesses is at stake. Here are four ways Sunset Park is changing.

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosSomeone who has been addicted to painkillers or heroin could be on the alternative medication, under a doctor's watch, for many years, similar to a diabetes patient or someone with a chronic condition like high blood pressure.

Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosStaten Island’s North shore is missing a big opportunity: two million tourists ride the Staten Island Ferry every year, for a free sightseeing tour of New York Harbor. But on arrival, most of the visitors hurry onto the next ferry back to Manhattan, without spending a dime.

Staten Island Bus Service Struggles as Rezoning Looms

Staten Island Bus Service Struggles as Rezoning Looms

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosFor many Staten Islanders getting to work means catching a bus to the ferry, and for residents who lives close to the ferry and should have the shortest commute, they often report that the bus is failing them.

The Street Where Eric Garner Died Struggles to Recover

The Street Where Eric Garner Died Struggles to Recover

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosShop owners claim a rise in crime after Garner’s death is hurting their businesses and the community.

 

Participatory Budgeting: The People’s Budget

Participatory Budgeting: The People’s Budget

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosResidents on Staten Island's North Shore voted on how to spend one million dollars in their community. Winning projects will be announced Wednesday.

Staten Island Arts Organization Tries to Create Its Own Future

Staten Island Arts Organization Tries to Create Its Own Future

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosExtensive private developments and an upcoming city rezoning for the North Shore of Staten Island have residents worried about the future look and feel of their neighborhoods. 

Two Old Theatres, One New North Shore

Two Old Theatres, One New North Shore

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosIt’s a struggle to afford living in New York City, and the cost keeps rising. WNYC looks at what it takes to continue making this place home, one neighborhood at a time.