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New York: The Tale of Two Cities

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

When Bill de Blasio moved into Gracie Mansion, he became mayor of 59 community districts that constitute New York City. As he eloquently described during his campaign, these districts comprise two distinct cities that have very little in common.

Along a River, a While Ago

James Moore | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
James Moore

The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.

This NYC Neighborhood Still Caught In Cycle Of Violence

AP | COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brookly...

Art as Restorative Justice in Brooklyn

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

Thanks to a 2013 "Our Town" grant announced last week by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one might envy Brownsville as the place to be for ...

Lost Brooklyn, Mine Was Sweeter

Warren Adler | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Warren Adler

My life in Brooklyn was lived betwixt two neighborhoods, Brownsville and Crown Heights, both Jewish enclaves then. Irish and Italian neighborhoods were contiguous.

Cabbie Killed After Being Stabbed in the Eye

| Posted 06.14.2013 | New York

By Mathew Katz BROWNSVILLE — A cab driver was stabbed in the eye with an umbrella and killed while driving in Brownsville, cops and a report said...

Cops Shoot 16-Year-Old In Brownsville

| Posted 02.12.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer BROWNSVILLE — A gun-toting 16-year-old was shot by police on a Brownsville rooftop Monday night, an...

PHOTOS: Watching Work Around The Globe

Global Yodel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Nearly half the world's population commutes by bus, car, foot or beast.

WATCH: ANOTHER Playground Shooting Injures Four

Posted 08.14.2012 | New York

Four teens were shot in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday evening, continuing a tragic streak of shootings in New York City this sum...

HORROR: Boy Crushed To Death By Electronic Gate

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

A game turned into a nightmare Sunday afternoon as a 12-year-old boy was killed by a rising parking lot gate in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brookl...

PHOTOS: The Ghosts Of Brownsville's Young Lovers

Randy Fox | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

There hasn't been much activity in Brownsville, Pa. in some years, but to visit the town, it's impossible not to be affected by its remnants and by its ghosts.

Three Men Allegedly Peddling Stem Cell 'Miracle Cure' Arrested

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Crime

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO , Jan 2 (Reuters) - Three men were arrested and a fourth is being sought by the FBI in what investigators sa...

Rivaling Brownsville Gangs To Schedule Peace Talk To Stop Violence

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

Following years of increasing violence and last month's horrific murder of Zurana Horton, the mother of 12 children who bravely shielded students from...

18-Year Old Confesses To Murder of Brooklyn Mom In Rooftop Shooting

Posted 12.25.2011 | New York

An 18-year old male confessed to the gang related murder of a Brooklyn mother who tried to protect a group of school children from harm by shielding t...

Gunfire Hits Embattled Aseemblyman's SUV In Brooklyn

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

The NYPD is investigating a shooting in Brooklyn that shattered the rear window of an SUV driven by New York State Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., Fo...

Actress' Father Found Dead, Stuffed Into Storage Chest

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York

Suspect In Graphic Brooklyn Murder Video Arrested

Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

The police have arrested a man in Albany for a Brooklyn murder caught on video. Two weeks ago the NYPD released graphic footage (see below) of Andre ...

Field of Change

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

We are lucky to have change come looking for us lately. Tunis and Cairo and Yemen, and the brave public space crowdings in that part of the world, and Wisconsin too... We've been shown what it takes.

PHOTOS: 13 Best Cities for Jobs: The Milken Institute

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Would you move to Fort-Hood, Texas if it meant finally finding a job? The Milken Institute released its annual Best Performing Cities 2010 report this...

No Rise Out of Stop and Frisk

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is police commissioner Ray Kelly being pro-active or provocative after his stop-and-frisk databank was legislated out of existence?

Brownsville School Remains Open Despite City's Efforts

Nushin Rashidian | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nushin Rashidian

Despite large class sizes at P.S. 332, the Department of Education claimed that the building was "substantially underutilized."

No Longer God

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Governor David Paterson's decision to scrap Ray Kelly's databank of people not arrested in police stop-and-frisks is the latter's first public smack-down in eight years as police commissioner.

NYPD Sued Over Housing Project "Vertical Patrols"

Clair MacDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clair MacDougall

A federal class action suit against the NYPD accuses it of encouraging aggressive, discriminatory patrols and illegal arrests in public housing all over the city.

'Twilight' Fans Brave Hurricane Alex For Midnight Showing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A strengthening category 1 Hurricane was not enough to keep away die-hard 'Twilight' fans from seeing the midnight premiere of "Twilight: Eclipse" Tue...

Hurricane Alex 2010 Drenches Mexico, Churns Oil In Gulf, Starts Tornados In Texas

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FERNANDO, Mexico -- Hurricane Alex killed three people, including a 5-year-old child, as it made landfall in northern Mexico on Wednesday night. ...