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Volunteers at one of Project Eats' gardens. Eagle photo by Irene Archos

How one urban farm is breaking down barriers to healthy food

July 5 | Irene Archos

For over a decade during the Great Recession, Linda Goode Bryant gathered research and edited segments for an independent documentary about the global food crisis, which had pushed prices so high that people with limited income faced serious barriers to access to healthy food. After reviewing hours of film shot across the world depicting the […]

Shirley Chisholm State Park. Eagle photo by Kelly Mena

The city’s largest state park opens in East New York

July 2 | Kelly Mena

Shirley Chisholm State Park opened on Tuesday in East New York, becoming the largest state park in the city with 407 acres of green space along the shores of Jamaica Bay. The unveiling, supervised by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and State. Sen Roxanne Persaud, marked the park’s initial $20 million opening phase […]

Jonathan Harris was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for pimping out teenage girls and young women and assaulting one of them. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn District Attorney

East New York man who pimped out teenagers sentenced to 4 to 12 years

June 19 | Noah Goldberg

An East New York man who pimped out teenage girls and repeatedly assaulted one said in court on Wednesday that he understood his actions were “detrimental” to his victims. Jonathan Harris was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for promoting the prostitution of nine young women, ranging in age from 15 […]

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