Monday, April 4th, 2016
Sniffs and stifled sobs erupted as 37-year-old Sharilyn Ervin spoke into the microphone. “My 12-year-old was my caretaker. She had no life at 12. She changed my diapers,” she told a panel of representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bayer Pharmaceuticals back in September 2015. “She took me to the potty. She bathed me. She had no childhood,” Ervin continued. Panel chair Cheryl Iglesia, MD, kept her stoic gaze as she brushed a single tear away from her left cheek.
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.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
A cooking school and restaurant featuring healthy, locally grown food is looking to revolutionize the neighborhood’s food culture.
The yet-to-be-named school has leased space inside 69 Belmont Ave. — formerly home to a 99-cent store — and hopes to open by the fall. It’s now accepting applications from interested students, and will offer free tuition, organizers said.