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Tiger Hoods at the BQE

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Alfred G. Evans is in his fifties, on disability, and lives with his mother in public housing. Evans spends his days picking up everyday objects from around his neighborhood to create mini golf courses, right next to the entrance to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

 

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Mosque Calls for Understanding

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Masjid-Al-Aman is a mosque that sits near the border of Queens and Brooklyn in East New York, and offers prayers five times a day. But some residents say the mosque’s azan, or call to prayer, is a nuisance—neighbors have filed 156 noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman.

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Grappling With N Train Pain

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Joseph McCoy used to board the N train directly at 18th Avenue, but now has to ride two stations back towards Coney Island before heading into Manhattan. Although the extra ride to Bay Parkway only takes a few minutes, the time gap between incoming trains usually tacks an additional 30 minutes onto his commute.

“I definitely get up earlier,” said McCoy, a high school student. “I need to get dressed faster, sleep a little less. It’s very annoying.”

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The Subway Stinks in Brooklyn

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A sickening smell has tormented straphangers at a Brooklyn subway station for months — and the MTA has admitted a sewer pipe leak is to blame.

“It smells like a combination of garbage and poop — all the time,” commuter Alice Osborn, 22, said of the Myrtle/Wyckoff L train station in Bushwick.

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Bushwick Feels the Bern

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Recipe for a Healthy Brownsville

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Flap Over Street Naming

Friday, December 11th, 2015

New Life for Old Clothes

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Help Lags, Long After Sandy

Monday, November 23rd, 2015