A developer’s move to close the famous graffiti site in 2013 didn’t kill the street-art scene. It did raise questions about the links and tensions between street art and gentrification.
Buildings that pair affordable housing with services are sure to be part of the mayor’s housing plan. But it’s unclear how big a part they’ll be, or what funding role the state will play.
Some say there are too few bike lanes in low-income areas. But bike paths that do exist in those neighborhoods can stir resentment. How divided are Brooklynites when they get on two wheels?
In its push to expand, the school faces residual distrust from earlier development projects. We visited two recent university construction sites to see what it’s like to be NYU’s next-door neighbor.
Leyla is one of 60,000 Iraqis who came to the United States after the 2003 invasion. Married to an American, settled in Brooklyn, she still feels the disruption of the war—especially when she hears her mother’s voice.
The effort aims to reduce nitrogen discharged from wastewater treatment plants, before it enters the watershed and drives away or kills fish.
DeScribe is not the world’s first or most famous Hassidic rapper, but he is looking to obtain a higher level of recognition for his positive sound.