Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

What’s on the environmental justice agenda for Central Brooklyn?

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From the general threat of climate change to children ingesting lead paint, environmental fears are a reality in many parts of New York City. Up first today, Brooklyn Deep will look at the history of environmental activism in areas like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights, and talk with a policy maker and activist to uncover what exactly is on Central Brooklyn’s environmental justice agenda.

Guests:Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, New York Environmental Justice AllianceLatrice Walker, NYS Assembly, District 55

Third Rail Local: Inside Airbnb in Central Brooklyn

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Airbnb and the home sharing revolution has landed, with Brooklyn being the most popular destination for Airbnb travelers in the country. Central Brooklyn in particular, has become a hot spot, with 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. 

In this episode of Third Rail Local, we ask what exactly do we know about how Airbnb is affecting the housing market and way of life in Central Brooklyn? Who stands to lose and who stands to gain?

Third Rail Local: BMC Origin Story

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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 Organizer and Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director.

Third Rail Local: Uncertin Fate of Bed-Stuy Community Gardens

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Brooklyn Deep reporter Cole Rosengren, join us to discuss his reporting on the fate of Central Brooklyn's community gardens under the city's current plan for "affordable" housing. 

Head to Brooklyn Deep to read his report in its entirety. 

Third Rail Local: Bedford Corners

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On this first edition of "Third Rail Local," Brooklyn Deep Reporter, Monica Melton, join us to discuss her reporting on the northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and Fulton Street-- historically known as Bedford Corners. Head to Brooklyn Deep to read Monica's piece, told through four images of what is now 1205 Fulton Street, as well as compelling interviews with archivists and eyewitnesses to this history.