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A month after the Dyker Lights went out, officials are still evaluating the fallout.

February 12 | Paula Katinas

It went better than expected but not as well as it could have. That was the assessment local officials and community leaders offered on the nationally famous Dyker Lights, the holiday event featuring dozens of extravagantly decorated homes with thousands of twinkling lights that draws hundreds of thousands of people who jam the neighborhood’s residential […]

Amid white nationalist activity, Bay Ridge takes cues from veteran activist

February 10 | By Noah Singer and Alex Williamson

Anti-hate group Fight Back Bay Ridge hosted a forum last week to address recent white nationalist activity in the neighborhood, including an incident discovered earlier that same day at the church that hosted the forum.  Stickers advertising a far right group were plastered all over the gate at Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church when Pastor David […]

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Asian community warns of coronavirus backlash

February 7 | Paula Katinas

There are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New York City as of yet, but fear and panic are rapidly spreading throughout the five boroughs, particularly in Asian American neighborhoods, where residents fear not only the virus itself but xenophobia and racist attacks because of it.   The fear is palpable in neighborhoods like Bensonhurst, […]

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