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East New York

A Shoe Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Nobody in my family ever bought a sack of charcoal. Paying money for something you were going to set on fire? To the Italian-American psyche, this is an act of supreme madness!

The Gangs of East New York

Nushin Rashidian | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nushin Rashidian

For some seniors, and many of the East New York schools and students, it's impossible to separate street life from school life.

Brooklyn Crime Rate May Be Low But Residents Still Live In Fear | By Jake Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When it comes to crime, East New York continues to be a world apart from the borough and the rest of the city: Murders rose, logging a 41% increase l...