Where Are They Now: From Bed-Stuy to Amsterdam

Brooklyn Deep: Who is a part of your household? Marly Pierre-Louis: I live with my husband, Qa’id, who works full time. And we have a 3-year-old son, Sekani, who is in daycare full time. BKD: Where did you live in Central Brooklyn? Marly: The last place we lived was on Madison Street between Stuyvesant Ave […]

TR Express: In moments like these

We’ve been here before. Trying to process how easily black people die at the hands of police; how easily hashtags pile up: #DelrawnSmall #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile; and needing to find a way forward through it all. Third Rail pauses to check-in with Anthonine Pierre (Brooklyn Movement Center‘s Lead Community Organizer) and Ryann Holmes (Bklyn Boihood Co-founder) […]

Gentrification + LGBTQ Community in Central Brooklyn

Brooklyn Deep leads a discussion on the impact gentrification is having on one particular demographic in Central Brooklyn: the LGBTQ community of color. As our recently published article puts it, the story of Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPoC) residents, “are rarely anything but a side note in the mainstream [gentrification] conversation.” Guests include: […]

LGBTQ in a Gentrifying Central Brooklyn

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) communities have a long history with gentrification narratives. Developers and privileged millennials are the typical faces of gentrification in a historically low- and moderate-income area like Central Brooklyn, but there are many who also see the presence a certain type of white, able-bodied LGBTQ person as an indicator […]

TR 33: Relevance of Race in Central Brooklyn

This month two oral historians, Amaka Okechukwu (Weeksville Heritage Center) and Zaheer Ali (Brooklyn Historical Society), come on to tackle the relevance of race in Central Brooklyn. First by examining the impact of the Crown Heights “Riots.” Then we ask, are there dimensions that get missed by identifying Central Brooklyn neighborhoods, as black? Segment 1: […]