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Nicole Mirra searches for the correct brands of foods for her recipients. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Mutual aid groups deliver food and meds to vulnerable Brooklynites

April 3 | Mary Frost

As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak mounts, mutual aid groups have been popping up all across Brooklyn, New York City’s largest borough, to assist neighbors who are more vulnerable to the deadly virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday morning that 57,159 New York City residents had tested positive for COVID-19, and […]

The city’s hospitals are short on masks. Brooklyn’s artists are here to help.

April 2 | Charlie Innis

Helena Eisenhart had lined up her career plans and was readying herself for a productive spring.  The 27-year-old fashion designer had just been promoted to a full-time assistant job at a womenswear brand, and as money started to trickle into her bank account, Eisenhart planned to spend nights and weekends stitching her personal collection together. […]

A grassroots volunteer network is helping Bushwick through the pandemic

March 18 | Charlie Innis

A group of Bushwick residents are banding together to create a volunteer network for the elderly and quarantined as the city advises residents to maintain space from each other and shuts down businesses to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. Alicia Fox started Bushwick Mutual Aid on Friday, March 13, as a Facebook group […]

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