Third Rail Local: BMC Origin Story

The New york Foundation partnered with StoryCorps, a national oral history project, to craft an interview series featuring former and current grantees, which included the Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC). In honor of The National Day of Listening, launched by StoryCorps, we are bringing you a conversation between BMC’s first two staff members, Anthonine Pierre, Lead […]

Airbnb’s Changes to Central Brooklyn

Airbnb has allowed tourists from Europe and around the country joining the cultural and demographic changes that have come to define areas like Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Editor of Brooklyn Deep, and Murray Cox, data activist, and Veralyn Williams, Brooklyn Deep’s Managing Editor talk about the home sharing platform’s impact on […]

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: […]

Third Rail Eps 26: Store Frontin’

We take on the business of black-owned business in Central Brooklyn, by asking two local entrepreneurs what it takes to keep a storefront business alive? And what it means to be a black business owner and black consumer in the midst of gentrification? #BKDTR: I didn’t desire to be all things, to all people. -Crystal […]

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: […]

Third Rail Eps 31: The Case for Hyper Local News

On this episode, we unpack the role local news plays in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights and how outlets reporting in Central Brooklyn are cover gentrification. Guest: Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor & Publisher, City Limits Segment 1: What role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy? As much of what we knew of […]

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.

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 […]