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Racist Halloween decorations a symptom of Bed-Stuy’s gentrification, say neighbors

November 4 | By Clarke Illmatical

More than 100 people gathered at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Bedford Academy High School on Saturday for a meeting organized by ArtShack, the creative studio at the center of controversy caused by racist artwork in the home window of its former co-founder Dany Rose. The discussion was moderated by Anyawu, executive director of The Human Root, an organization […]

City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo holds a Walt Whitman Way street sign. New York University Professor Karen Karbiener, who’s wearing a black poncho, stands at left. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Preservationists redouble campaign to landmark Walt Whitman’s Clinton Hill house

November 4 | Lore Croghan

Preservationists renewed their call for the city to landmark Walt Whitman’s Clinton Hill house during a street co-naming ceremony for the famous poet and former Brooklyn Eagle editor. “It’s time to designate,” Walt Whitman Initiative board member Brad Vogel told the Eagle on Saturday at the unveiling ceremony for Walt Whitman Way. “Think what would […]

Racist Halloween decor defiled an old Clinton Hill home. My family used to live there.

October 31 | Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot

On Oct. 23, 2019, several news outlets highlighted the outrage of Clinton Hill residents after Dany Rose, co-founder of painting studio ArtShack, prominently displayed what she alleges were Halloween-inspired paper dolls outside her Waverly Avenue home. It was to my surprise and horror that I immediately recognized my childhood home in the photo, which captured an […]

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