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Police Diversity or Community Control?

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

By encouraging young people and those committed to challenging the status quo of policing to take on the police in new ways (even ones that the police have traditionally controlled), there might be the potential for new fronts in a battle that isn't going away anytime soon.

According To London, This Is What Drinking In The Rockaways Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

Following the trend of "tres Brooklyn," a bar in London is channeling New York hipness through the allure of the Rockaways, the Big Apple's ultra-hip ...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: NYC Fringe Festival, Sandcastle Competition in Rockaways

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Bringing Solar for Sandy to NY and New Jersey

Matt Petersen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Matt Petersen

In six months, we hope to see back up, grid tied solar systems helping power neighborhoods across NY and NJ. And we hope to see politicians, planners, and policymakers make a resilient, renewable energy powered grid a priority in the rebuilding process.

INTERVIEW: Tyson Chandler Talks Hurricane Sandy

Posted 12.06.2012 | New York

Before he was a New York Knick, Tyson Chandler was a player for the New Orleans Hornets soon after the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Ch...

"Catch 22" in the Rockaways : The Twice Displaced Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

Brett Scudder speaks for thousands of disenfranchised, displaced and dispossessed after Hurricane Sandy. He does not feel sorry for himself. Sure he's mad, but in a strange way it has strengthened his resolve.

A Tale of Two Sandy's: "Miracle on 26th Street" and the Invisible Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

The way I see it, there needs to be a connection of the dots between the resources, volunteers and need. There needs to be a coordination between all the agencies working autonomously.

Someone, Not Sandy, Killed Rockaways Man

Newsday | John Valenti | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York

Police said a man found dead under the boardwalk Thursday morning in Far Rockaway did not die as a result of superstorm Sandy, but was killed by two g...

Missing the Mark With Donations

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Most of the people I spoke with in Ocean Village said they need information: a centralized location where they can learn when their power might come back, what transportation is running, how they can get food stamps, or charge their phones.

Reporting From a Place of Devastation

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

After Hurricane Sandy, Schuster Institute Senior Fellow Hella Winston headed to Far Rockaway, New York, a storm-ravaged coastal community. Given the circumstances she found there, she stayed. Here is what she wrote about what she initially saw.

Breakneck Coastal Development Put Thousands In Sandy's Path

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Green

By John Rudolf, Ben Hallman, Chris Kirkham, Saki Knafo and Matt Sledge On the night that Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, Vinny Baccale was in h...

My Rockaways in Ruins

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Andy Ostroy

Relief organizations, like the Red Cross, aren't doing enough. LIPA, the Long Island Power Authority, isn't doing enough. Thankfully, there's been an army of volunteers who've been filling the void as best they can.

CrisisMap Little Use If Aid Not There

Mary Adkins | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Mary Adkins

It's cold in New York. Very cold. In Far Rockaway, temperatures will dip into the 30's today and feel like the 20's. Same in Staten Island -- two of t...

Teen Who Drowned At Rockaway Didn't Know How To Swim

Posted 06.14.2012 | New York

Akeem Craig, the 14-year-old boy who drowned at Far Rockaway Tuesday, did not know how to swim, according to his friends and family. It was the la...

McDonald's Removes Ads Poking Fun At Far Rockaway

Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

Ronald McDonald can bring his big red shoes back to Far Rockaway -- it just might take him a while to get there. City Councilman James Sanders had...