The Crown Heights Farm Share offers new food choices to both new and longtime residents.
A recent initiative to help reduce sex trafficking cases implemented between September and October of 2013 by New York state’s chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, focuses on acknowledging sex trafficking victims’ needs by assigning sex trafficking cases to designated criminal courts.
Rezoning, gentrification, and a lack of affordable housing are rapidly spreading farther east as North Williamsburg and its population continue to grow.
Recent economic development in the outer boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island have given an impetus to many industries and created jobs. As inter-borough commuting pattern increased, the transportation system couldn’t keep pace with the corresponding development.
Brooklyn accounts for more than 37 percent of the estimated 1.8 million New Yorkers who receive SNAP assistance. Over 37,000 of those are in East Flatbush, one of the highest figures in the borough.
In Bushwick, landlord abuses range from pressuring tenants to accept payment to break their lease to delaying completing repairs, sometimes leaving walls openly broken for weeks in order to push tenants out.
In recent years, Bushwick has become an art mecca due to its proximity to public transportation and affordable studios. Now, housing in the neighborhood is much more valuable.
The latest potential addition to this new Williamsburg is a South Side project on a grand scale usually reserved for North Side developments.
Kitaab Club, offered for free by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), is one of the emerging answers to assisting kids of Arab-descent access better English-language learning