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      Former investment analyst-turned-artist uses a unique process called hydrographic transfer to transpose photographs onto 3D objects.   Belgian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Marie-Hélène welcomes me to her sunlit studio and jokingly asks if I would like a “warm” Diet Coke. The last time she kept a fridge in her studio was over 10 years ago, when she […]

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      The mayoral candidates presented their plans for overhauling affordable housing, mass transit, education and for permanently shutting down Rikers Island In a mayoral debate hosted at Clarendon Church in East Flatbush on Monday, nine hopefuls running against incumbent Mayor Bill De Blasio laid out their plans to overhaul the city’s affordable housing, mass transit and education systems, […]

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      Entrepreneurs Jeffrey and Sade discovered a market niche in Brownsville, where pharmacies like Rite Aid were the neighborhood’s only carriers of haircare and skincare products Despite grossing over $10 billion in sales annually, the beauty industry is fraught with barriers to enter and the constant risk of ever-evolving trends. But entrepreneurs Jeffrey and Sade discovered a market niche […]

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      Two district attorney positions are currently open (for Brooklyn and Manhattan), with seven candidates running for Brooklyn As the citywide elections draw near, the candidates running for Brooklyn District Attorney presented their proposals on how to crack down on police brutality, to end broken window policing and to shrink the prison population pending the […]

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    Councilmember Laurie Cumbo talks frankly about the trials and triumphs of working while pregnant New York City is six weeks away from the partisan primaries (September 12), and there's at least one local candidate in the City Council "on the stump" with a baby bump! Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, who represents the 35th District in Brooklyn, […]

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      The 35th City Council District race is a crucial one, particularly for the future of affordable housing, considering the district is home to over 6,000 units of NYCHA housing Vying for one of the most sought-after seats in the citywide elections, four candidates running for the 35th City Council District faced off in a debate at […]

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    Alicka Samuel readies herself to rewrite the narrative of Brownsville and address the housing crisis in East Brooklyn The campaign office of newly minted City Councilwoman Alicka Samuel is awash with posters touting her campaign slogan, ‘Hope is inside.’ It’s a rallying cry for self-empowerment and self-sufficiency, two calls-to-action she sees as crucial in District […]

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    Policymakers, artists and activists from around the country gathered on Saturday in Brooklyn for a series of discussions aimed at unpacking pressing socio-political issues The Brooklyn Museum last weekend became a virtual think tank for creativity and community empowerment, as dozens of leading policymakers, artists and activists from around the country gathered to explore how to best use […]

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    Parents complain they were not consulted before the changes; DOE says parents' concerns around the changes are misguided Senator Jesse Hamilton convened a sit-in Tuesday on the steps of the New York City Department of Education  in lower Manhattan to protest the DOE’s decision to take control of the admissions process of Medgar Evers College Preparatory […]