TR Express: Impact of Orlando on Central Brooklyn

The LGBTQ community in Brooklyn woke up to a nightmare on Sunday. Reports of the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida filled Brooklyn and the rest of the world with horror. In this edition of Third Rail Express, local LGBTQ community members share their stories while attending healing events throughout the city. “My […]

Reporting On Gentrification: Teen POV

In partnership with WNYC’s Radio Rookies, Brooklyn Deep has been working with five Central Brooklyn teens to produce stories about themselves, their communities and their world. And in the process, they’re learning radio journalism: how to conduct an interview, develop a story, and edit audio. One of those young people is 14 year old, Corinne […]

Third Rail Eps 25: The life and times of Brooklyn neighborhoods

Assemblymember Diana Richardson and community advocate Marlon Peterson join us on Third Rail to look at the people and identities, influencing and claiming Central Brooklyn. We start by asking are elected officials and community organizers are on the same side of community development? Then we ask what neighborhood change means to immigrant communities? #BKDTR: #Gentrification […]

Brooklyn Deep :: Telling Our Truth

Welcome to Brooklyn Deep, an independent project of the Brooklyn Movement Center. Brooklyn Deep is a digital journalism platform produced by people who have a personal stake in the future of Central Brooklyn. Trained journalists and untrained residents alike publish investigative news, analysis, and data that chronicle neighborhood change in Central Brooklyn and bring transparency […]

Third Rail Eps 13: Telling stories. Taking care of business.

In “Telling stories. Taking care of business.” we explore the intersection between citizen journalism and community entrepreneurship in Central Brooklyn. Guests Monique Greenwood, Owner & CEO, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns Kai Wright, Editor-at-Large, Colorlines Segments 1. Journalism that Builds Community: Although digital and social media have opened up new ways for people to share stories […]