What's the News In Your Neighborhood?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Passengers read newspapers in English and Chinese on the subway in Manhattan. Passengers read newspapers in English and Chinese on the subway in Manhattan. (Natalie Fertig/WNYC)

On the Brian Lehrer Show we scour the local and national papers for the latest headlines, but from time to time we turn to you and ask: What's the news in your neighborhood? Call in and tell us about any local item that's making news on your block, in your community, and in your life. 212-433-9692...

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Rachel Bardhan from Harlem, NYC

Harlem parents have joined together in response to the violent and homophobic language posted on the ATLAH Ministry sign on Lenox Avenue and 123rd Street. They will host “No Time for Hate: A Benefit Night for the Ali Forney Center at Maysles Cinema” in Harlem. All proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, a Harlem-based nonprofit that serves LGBTQ homeless youth.

Apr. 29 2014 04:58 PM
robyn from piermont, ny

The news in Piermont is that the DEC (Dept. of Environ. Conservation) wants to destroy the beautiful Piermont Marsh as an "environmental remediation" project to offset the impact of the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Like their plan to kill all the mute swans in NY State as an invasive species, the DEC wants to eradicate the "invasive Phragmites reeds" that make up the Piermont Marsh. They have talked of spraying herbicides over 200 acres (as an environmental project!). Now they say they may do less, but they will keep "herbicides in their tool box".

The problems with this plan are that: 1) the reeds (the Phragmites) protected Piermont from Hurricane Sandy, and 2) the vast majority of citizens of Piermont don't want herbicides in their Marsh and 3) We love the Marsh as it is: beautiful.

Apr. 29 2014 04:38 PM
125 and lex from harlem

I saw what was happening on 125th and Lexington around 10pm last night. I got off the train and there were some people yelling and as I looked across the street there was some bickering going. All of a sudden one of the people yelling at each other was screaming "don't take my baby, they're gonna take my baby!" Maybe around three people were struggling with her at this point and she didn't want to give up whatever was in her arms. Around then a cop car sped in with two officers calling for back up. It calmed down for a split second but all of a sudden police were on the floor and people were running away. It was crazy and sad, at that point I was already on the bus and a couple of blocks away several police cars were speeding to 125 and lex.

Apr. 29 2014 12:02 PM
Debbie from Long Island

This week's front page of Upfront, the student newspaper of the NY Times, has a big news story of the heroine epidemic among teens.

Apr. 29 2014 10:50 AM
Sue from Manhattan

Maybe now that it's being covered in the mass media, and it's becoming known that white, middle class kids are using heroin, we'll actually see the availability of treatment on demand for all. Let's hope.

Apr. 29 2014 10:47 AM
Jay F.

What about de Blasio’s decision to cut the city’s road resurfacing budget from $244 million to $127 million.

Apr. 29 2014 10:45 AM

more, yet different racism...
The chairman of Communittee Board 3 in Manhattan is facing charges from her CB members of racism.

Apr. 29 2014 10:45 AM
Eddie from Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.

Social Media Gentrification

Bushwick gentrification is blowing up. On any given day, esp nice weather days, I will walk out and see several clusters of Art/Fashion Tourists who are having photo sessions in front the many murals in this artsy neighborhood. If you look up things like #bushwick (among others) hashtags on, say, Instagram, you will see things ppl are posting their photo trophies.

Apr. 29 2014 10:41 AM

The chairman of Communittee Board 3 in Manhattan is facing charges from her CB members of racism.

Apr. 29 2014 10:38 AM

The Prospect Park Alliance is paving part of the park. If I knew more about it I would call in! What I know is our neighborhood (Prospect Lefferts Gardens) is currently largely cut off from the park due to construction. And to me it's unbelievable that they can pave any piece of the park. This would not happen on the Park Slope side, nor in Central Park.

Apr. 29 2014 10:37 AM
Ian from Harlem

Dear Brian,

Last night around 10:00, I got off the 4/5/6 at 125th Street in Harlem and there was a MAJOR disturbance, so many people, so many ambulances and so many police. It was like a hornet's nest had been disturbed. Within minutes there were at least 20 police vehicles and helicopters over head. I have not seen anything on this in the news. Have you heard anything?

Apr. 29 2014 10:37 AM
NJT Raritan Valley Line

Trial *Off Peak* "One-Seat" Rides from Westfield/Fanwood/Plainfield to NY Penn Station.

For commmuters traveling into the city at 10 and leaving by 330, life just got humane.. We don't need no stinkin' ARC Tunnel!

AND NOW, the real story: the 9-6 crowd remains separated from family and community by 150 year old infrastructure, daily delays and 70-120 minute normal one-way commute times, with the disgusting transfer in Newark, to travel 20 miles, with no plan to help them.

Apr. 29 2014 10:35 AM

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