New Life for Old Clothes

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Nicky Nguyen carried two hot-pink plastic bags out of his house in Bath Beach on a recent weekday afternoon and left them at his curb. They contained old blankets, pillowcases, kids’ clothes, and jeans.

His bags were two of the 150,000 picked up as part of a month-long city Department of Sanitation pilot program for curbside textile collection that aims to gather clothing for charity and recycle garments too worn to wear.


Help Lags, Long After Sandy

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Residents of a vulnerable stretch of Sheepshead Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy say they’re still waiting for help after more than three years of empty promises.


The North Pole in Red Hook

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Brooklyn has been the home of New York City’s own Santa’s workshop.

This month giant, glossed peppermints dried near stray Charlie Brown heads, perfectly round and bald except for a couple line-drawn squiggles of hair — the last preparations for Macy’s famous holiday window displays that were unveiled Friday at the retail giant’s Herald Square store.


Wall Collapse Upends Residents

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Dara Furlow was given six hours to pack up everything for herself and her three daughters before vacating the Bed Stuy home she’s owned for the past decade. It was October 13, the day after illegal excavation work two doors down caused a shared foundation wall to collapse.


A Band’s Long Running Tradition

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Never Too Late to Run

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Bark and Bite Over a Dog Run

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Silver Seniors Vie For Gold

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Water Work Dries Up Business

Monday, September 14th, 2015