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New York’s 10 Worst Landlords Slumming It in the Bronx

By Matt Chaban 12/27/11 8:21pm It may be the holiday season, but Public Advocate Bill Deblasio delivered some much-deserved coal to the city’s worst landlords today. For the second year in a row, the public advocate’s office compiled a list of the city’s worst landlords, up to 358 across all five boroughs. The public advocate […]

A Casino for NYC?

Gov. Cuomo supports an NYC casino, and the Justice Department no longer opposes most Internet gambling. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-StuyPatch | December 26, 2011 Governor Andrew Cuomo said he supports the idea of a bringing a casino New York City’s way, according to a year’s end interview with the Daily News. The governor will […]

Occupy Wall Street Re-Occupies East New York

By Michelle D. Anderson Thu., Dec. 22 2011 at 4:28 PM | The Village Voice ​ Occupy Wall Street activists march during a tour of foreclosed homes in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Occupy Wall Street organizers ushered in a new phase […]

NYC Needs 80,000 More Coats!

Only 20% of needed coats have been collected in annual drive. Here’s where to drop them off By Amy Sara Clark | Bed-Stuy Patch | December 21, 2011 You see the ad every year on the subway: a shivering Statue of Liberty huddled in an overcoat. Perhaps you’ve donated in past years, but if you […]

Consider giving the gift of leadership and health to an East NY Farms!

Our youth leaders did amazing work this year! We worked with 21 first year interns, 12 returning interns and 5 alumni youth in our externship program at partner organizations. Youth built over 70 raised beds for local gardens, grew over 7,000 lbs. of food for our community on our ½ acre urban farm, and cooked […]

The Postal Service Makes Drastic Cuts

The closure of almost half of the country’s mail processing centers, as well as almost 4,000 local post offices, means that it may take longer to send and receive your mail. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch Starting in the spring, it may take a little while longer to get your mail. Facing bankruptcy, the […]

BeFitNYC and more…

from Margot the Foodie I met Margot the Foodie on the last day of the ENY Farmer’s Market and she was handing out info about BeFitNYC. She was nice enough to send links to useful info about free and/or low cost fitness programs around Brooklyn and other ways to get through the winter blues. BeFitNYC […]

Brooklyn Second to Bronx in Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Brooklyn is still close to 10%, and though new jobs are being created, employment is still not at pre-recession levels. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch Brooklyn has the second highest rate of unemployment in New York City, behind the Bronx, according to a new report in the Brooklyn Ink. As […]

Bed-Stuy Food Pantry Seeing Greater Demand

Hunger rates rise across the city as local food pantries, such as the Bed-Stuy Campaign, try to keep up with demand. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger’s food pantry has seen more demand than ever this year due to rising hunger rates across New York, according to a report by […]

NYC, Go Sugary Drink-Free Week!

Take a break from sugary drinks for National Food Week, beginning Monday, October 24. By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch Food Day is this Monday, October 24, 2011! Food Day is a national effort to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. On this day, parents, teachers, health professionals, community […]