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Bensonhurst Case and Do the Right Thing Revisited 25 Years Later

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

Tawana Told The Truth! So blared the graffiti in Bed-Stuy in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a film that was released roughly 25 years ago, in the summer of 1989 and, according to legend, served as the first date for Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle.

Two Bodies Found In Howard Beach Brush Fire

| Posted 05.06.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp, Murray Weiss, and Nikhita Venugopal HOWARD BEACH -- Police are searching for a van seen leaving the scene of a suspicious blaze pol...

The Salt Marsh

Francis Levy | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Francis Levy

The salt marsh in Broad Channel weathered the storm. The lights are still out in the Rockaways and Howard Beach, and the town of Broad Channel has been devastated to the point where a fishing vessel presently makes it home in the middle of a traffic island.

Reflections on Trayvon Martin and Racism in New York in the 1980s

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Robert David Jaffee

I have never forgotten that period of time and hoped that it had faded, that our nation had changed.

Barbara Sheehan NOT Guilty Of Husband's Murder

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

The Queens woman who fatally shot her husband, a retired NYPD officer, in July 2008 was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday afternoon. ...