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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 […]

Memorial Day Celebration in Cadman Plaza Park

June 1 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

Elected officials, community, civic, and religious leaders joined Toba Potofsky and Doreen Gallo, co-founders of the Cadman Park Conservancy on Memorial Day to celebrate a “Promise To Remember” ceremony. Below are reports from two competing candidates for Borough President, Jo Anne Simon and Robert Cornegy, followed by an extensive Brooklyn Eagle photo gallery of the […]

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 […]

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