As the director of the Wellness and Recovery Division at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, Carlos Rodriguez, 49, uses theater, music, dance and art to help his… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Finding Wellness Through Art Therapy”
At Woodhull Hospital, Agnieszka Riley wears several hats. Riley, 50, was hired about 15 years ago to help Polish patients navigate the public hospital system, a landscape… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Interpreting for the Polish Community”
After Mark Gacki, 27, finished his graduate education in biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California he began working in a lab studying and analyzing the… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Biomedical Engineer Helps Doctors Apply Research”
Abby Stein, 25, was raised in an Orthodox Hasidic family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she only spoke Yiddish and studied to become a rabbi. When she was 18, her parents arranged her marriage; later, her wife gave birth to their son. After learning English, she divorced her wife and left her faith. In 2014, she enrolled at Columbia University, where she began her gender transition. Today, she is a transgender rights activist.
The B41 bus in Brooklyn has been ranked the slowest in New York City. Transit advocates have proposed a solution.
The woman would only give her name as Adjoa in order to protect the privacy of her transgender son. She came to the Sunday transgender health policy… Read more “Health Experts Aim to Allay Transgender People’s Fears of New Administration”
Over 200 people gathered in Fort Greene Wednesday to express solidarity with refugees from across the world and discuss ways to connect and help immigrants fleeing war… Read more “Refugees are welcome, say New Yorkers at Brooklyn forum”
Around 70 Prospect Heights and Crown Heights gathered in the basement of St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Crown Heights on Wednesday evening to… Read more “Brooklyn Residents Worry Citi Bike Expansion Could Hurt Parking”
An outdoor parking lot next to an old pharmaceutical plant may seem like an unlikely place for an urban gardening experiment. But that’s what’s happening in Brooklyn… Read more “Feeding New York Through Shipping Container Farms”
For Melissa Magal, the clock is ticking. As the owner of two restaurants in Brooklyn, she has less than 800 days before her employees and customers will… Read more “For Brooklyn Residents and Small Business Owners, “What The L” is Next?”