A family’s courage in the wake of their teenage son’s murder by his barber Carl Richardson’s image is everywhere in his parents’ home in Brookville, Queens.… Read more “A Family’s Surprising Response to a Murder”
Two families cope after NYC park employees’ fight turns fatal.
Youshana Lewis approached the stand wearing dark blue jeans and a pale button-down top. Her hair tied up in a ponytail, she looked down for a moment… Read more ““You Just Had to Know Him””
Young people are coming into the neighborhood but not to St. Patrick’s Gloria Navarro, 74, was sitting in the chapel of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church after… Read more “In Long Island City, a Church Grapples with a Gentrifying Neighborhood”
Over the course of five years, Barbie Bowlin lost four family members to gun violence in South Jamaica, Queens. She says she’s been living in a nightmare—a… Read more “From Tragedy to Tragedy: One Woman’s Struggle to Rebuild After Losing Her Family to Gun Violence”
Ring. Ring. Ring. It was a Wednesday morning and Wayne Graves, 62, wasn’t picking up his phone. That alarmed Gerard Torre, 61, a sculptor and Graves’ friend… Read more “Never Trust a Stranger: a Woodside Murder Story”
On the morning of Oct. 15, 2010, a 27-year-old man named Laseam Prince Eternal Hogan strolled into his local deli wearing bright blue Nike sneakers and a… Read more ““Laseam is Gone, But We Still Have To Live Here””
Several barriers keep Elmhurst residents away from the polls.
Several hotels have quietly been converted to temporary shelters, angering local residents and public officials.
From Astoria to Flushing, TheInk.nyc reporters spread out to hear what local residents thought of the candidates.