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Toba Potosky: We Are Failing Our Neighbors Without Homes

June 16 | By Toba Potosky

New Yorkers are well familiar with the problems of homelessness. This has been an issue the city, indeed the country, has grappled with for many years. The confluence of mental illness, high housing costs, poverty, and government inaction have made homelessness seem an intractable problem. It is not. As a candidate to represent the 33rd […]

Toba Potosky: I know affordable housing, because I live in it

May 5 | By Toba Potosky

“New York City is in an affordable housing crisis.” How many times do we need to hear that before our lawmakers take action? The difficult truth is that New York City doesn’t lack affordable housing opportunities — we lack affordable housing leadership. Those in charge either don’t know how to fix the problems, or they […]

A dog named Schooner

March 2 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

From Jon, longtime resident of Brooklyn Heights, a memory: “Schooner was an adopted mix. An Irish Setter’s body and black fur. Highly intelligent and hungry for attention, super friendly with humans. We often took walks along Hicks Street or the steep part of Joralemon Street leading down to the water. If someone nearby — a […]

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