Brooklyn Bar Under Fire for Glorifying ‘Bullet Hole-Ridden’ Wall in Historically Violent Neighborhood
Members of the Crown Heights community are not stoked on what they perceive to be a gross case of insensitive gentrification.
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade
Brooklyn's J'ouvert Is New York's Most Polarizing Street Festival
Brooklynites and city officials weigh in on the raucous West Indian street masquerade that some say celebrates Caribbean culture and others say is marred by violence.
The Human Price of Gentrification Emerges in a Brooklyn Installation
Marcus Jahmal’s 'No Place Like Home' examines a rapidly changing borough.
Remembering the Hipster
What Makes a Neighborhood 'Hip'?
Is it by design? Marketing? Close proximity to a gourmet cheese shop?
How 'Violence Interrupters' Are Trying to Stop Gang Shootings in Brooklyn
In a year that has seen murder rise in New York, locals are trying to mediate between gang members—before it's too late.
The Luxury Brooklyn Apartment Complex at the Site of a Former Prison
A small group of Crown Heights community members are trying to halt a new construction project, arguing that it sits on hallowed grounds that reflect the neighborhood's history of racism.
Hannah K. Gold
The NYPD Hopes to Help Rehabilitate Gang Members With Pizza Parties
As part of a program to fight youth violence, the NYPD has been inviting members of rival gangs to come eat cheese pizza and gain some food for thought.
How New York's Massive Homeless Population Endured Winter 2015
I talked to homeless New Yorkers about taking refuge on the subway, watching out for the cops, and why sleeping on the street was sometimes better than staying in a homeless shelter.
This Stinky, Tasty Cheese Is Ripening in Caves 30 Feet Below Brooklyn
Below the streets of Brooklyn's Crown Heights, two resourceful cheese-agers are filling centuries-old caves with some of the tastiest Tommes and blues you'll ever taste.
Hasidic Rock Band Bulletproof Stockings Just Want an All Girl Party
I met with Dalia and Perl of Bulletproof Stockings at their apartment—a week after their controversial women-only show in Brooklyn—to talk about feminism, performing for gentiles, and keeping the Torah.
My Gourmet Guide to Bad Chinese Takeout
I live in a bad area. This is my guide meant to help fellow denizens of shitty neighborhoods eat well, wherein I dissect the dirty oil glory that is the deliciously gross Chinese takeout restaurant in your 'hood.
My Brooklyn Neighbors Hate Me
Crown Heights is a close-knit community, one that I have now forever exiled myself from. I am afraid to go buy a bagel or some fried clams. I put my foot in it this time, but I wish my neighbors would at least give me credit for continuing to hate...