CITY LIMITS: The Disappearing 3-Bedroom: Larger Families Have Few Affordable Options in NYC

photo by Adi Talwar This story ran on July 2, 2019 in City Limits Here’s an excerpt: Christina Saldana’s 9-year-old daughter Hailey plays with a brown doll in the crawl space between the family’s sofa and the wall. She has a small pink box of toys crammed in the corner, and another next to the […]

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BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE: Confidence on wheels: Brooklyn’s bike classes for grown-ups

This story ran on June 3, 2019 in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.  Here’s an excerpt: The instructor spoke in choppy sentences that made little sense out of context. “Two feet. Two feet. Going forward. Stronger. Pushing that forward. Back.” But John LaPolla’s words worked the way a snake charmer’s might on a group of 20 […]

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FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARM: SOUTH BRONX WOMAN TO OPEN BOROUGH’S ONLY GAY BAR IN PORT MORRIS

An old Port Morris motorcycle repair shop will soon become the only gay bar in a borough with few spaces for the LGBTQ community. Audrey de Jesus said she is hoping to open the three-story club and restaurant, which will feature drag and burlesque shows, in August.  With exposed pipes and yellow walls, the stucco-fronted space […]

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HOW A POWERFULLY-BACKED FESTIVAL CRUMBLED

By Rachel Rippetoe / March 29, 2019 Marco Shalma had once hoped there would be a music festival Saturday, March 23, inside the still-unfinished Union Crossing on 141st Street. What happened there instead haunts him. Nearly 70 people protested on the steps of the future commercial development, chanting “Fire to the gentrifiers,” and waving signs of Shalma’s face […]

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