Where Are They Now: From Bed-Stuy to Williamsburg

Brooklyn Deep: Who is a part of your household? Jessica Ababon: I live with my husband Joshua and our dog, Butters. BKD: Where did you live in Central Brooklyn? JA: 1865 Fulton Street, so that’s like Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street. I grew up there until college. I moved to Bushwick after that. BKD: Did you […]

Radio Rookies in Central Brooklyn

Brooklyn Deep and Radio Rookies, a New York Public Radio initiative, have partnered to train five Central Brooklyn teens to produce radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. Since November, we have been teaching these teens everything about radio journalism: from how to conduct an interview and develop a story to how to […]

Third Rail Eps 30: What is the legacy of resilience in Central Brooklyn?

On this episode we examine the legacy of resilience in Central Brooklyn by reflecting on the history of organizing and movement building here and then by asking what is the present state of the Movement for Black Lives here in Central Brooklyn, New York and nationwide. Joining us for this discussion are two organizers who […]

Are Central Brooklyn Charter Schools Best for BK Students?

At the heart of the debate around charter schools in Central Brooklyn are issues of race and real estate. Brooklyn Deep contributor Max Freedman, who has been looking closely at demographic and enrollment patterns throughout New York, answer questions on charter schools in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.