Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their “2011 Report Card on Beaches.” All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.
While those outside the community chose to reflect with words, some of the those who live in central Brooklyn have chosen art.
Heading into my second year at Dalton, I am just as excited as others to see the school growing into a varied and unique place. But I’m also cautious about the changes that the focus on diversity might have on the school’s curriculum.
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but in New York’s neighborhoods of color, the twin crises of foreclosures and joblessness are still big stories. This slideshow features a series of images taken in Jamaica, Queens, one of city’s hardest hit neighborhoods for foreclosures.
This is not a winning combination. Police and fire departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
Did you know that the Civil War brought thousands of Confederate prisoners of war to Governors Island and killed more soldiers from New York than any other state? MetroFocus got down and dirty with Civil War reenactors (or “living historians,” as they prefer to be known) on Governors Island this weekend.
In less than a month, I’ll marry into a Russian-speaking family in Brooklyn. That’s why sitting down to watch the premiere of Lifetime’s new reality series “Russian Dolls” was a matter close to the heart.