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Behind The Numbers: One Story In The Budget Crisis

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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The New York State legislature recently passed a $2.8 billion budget cut in an attempt to close the nearly $4 billion budget gap. In the face of this fiscal crisis, groups like Bay Ridge’s Guild for Exceptional Children–which receives most of its funding in the from of state-based Medicaid–are preparing for the worse. The Guild […]

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From Football To Homework: A Day In Bay Ridge's Arab Community

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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For the soccer world (which arguably makes up everywhere outside the US) Algeria’s 1-0 defeat of Egypt in their World Cup-qualifying match last week was a monumental event. It’s the first time Algeria’s qualified for the World Cup since 1986, and added another chapter to what is a major regional rivalry. On the streets of […]

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Death by disinterest: a poll

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Only two 2010 CUNY J-School students signed up for the Health track. The school is asking them to drop their track due to lack of interest. Should CUNY J-School eliminate the Health track due to lack of interest?(online surveys)

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Issues Remain After Veterans Day: Two Student Vets In Relief

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by .

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The pageantry of Veterans Day is behind us but the day-to-day issues faced by veterans remain. Take, for example, Eric and Tsunami. I met them while working on a piece about the transition student veterans make from the military to the classroom. Eric and Tsunami were both in the army, were discharged at the same […]

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Seeking Support, Single Mothers Look To One Another

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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It was a warm Saturday; above average temperatures for November and possibly one of the last nice fall days. Danielle wore sweatpants, a dark gray leopard print hoodie and an easy, personable smile. With her native Brooklyn accent, the 25-year-old fit easily into the Bay Ridge Italian restaurant. Looking at her, it was impossible to […]

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On The Bus With The GOP In Brooklyn

Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by .

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CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR AUDIO: [audio: http://digitalstoragespace.com/10/hamilton/audio/CAPANO_audioproject-consolidated.mp3] Tomorrow is Election Day and candidates across the city were out this past weekend making their final pitches to voters. In Bay Ridge, where the election for the 43rd City Council District has been hotly contested, Republican candidate Bob Capano joined other GOP candidates for a […]

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Narrows Botanical Gardens: Bye Summer, Hello Autumn

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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After a rain out last weekend, the Narrows Botanical Garden got a beautiful Sunday to host their 14th Annual Harvest Festival yesterday. Founded in 1995, the Garden is located at the end of Bay Ridge Avenue and at the beginning of the miles of waterfront greenery that wrap around the southwestern shore. Over forty local […]

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A Trip West

Posted on 20. Oct, 2009 by .

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Dr. Cornel West celebrates his newest book at Princeton.

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Shave And A Haircut, Bay Ridge Style

Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by .

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I was on the way back from a mission to find the front gate for Ft. Hamilton (I have a tour scheduled next week), I passed by Good Fellas Barber Shop. In this area of Bay Ridge/Ft. Hamilton in Brooklyn it’s not uncommon to see active military personnel in bodegas, on the street or at […]

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A Night At The Anti-Cinema

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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Last night I attended a (late) screening at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center of experimental and avant-garde film. Full disclosure: a friend of mine had a film showing and was the reason I went. That’s partly significant because in truth I normally wouldn’t imagine myself going independently. I’m not a film reviewer, or […]

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