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It’s Babies-burg Now

Williamsburg’s newest wave of residents is changing the face of the neighborhood, from hipster central to stroller haven, and generating new business opportunities focused on the growing baby demographic.

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Institutions like the Apollo Theater keep tourists coming to get a slice of Black America (Photo: Dervedia Thomas | City Beats)

Residents question Harlem’s longevity as the Black Mecca

A play about gentrification mirrors deep seated concerns in Harlem.

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St. Joseph’s Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nearly 500 worshipers at St. Joseph’s celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass, a parade and a feast at the Roman Catholic Church.

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Cupcakes Beat Muffins in Bushwick

In a gentrifying Bushwick, cupcakes are rapidly gaining popularity.

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Flatbush Grows Greener with Gentrification

Local business and organizations in Flatbush are using green initiatives to reach out to both old and new residents in an effort to maintain diversity while catering to the interests of young and hip newcomers.

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Unemployment Provides Opportunity for Reinvention

They are three people who have redefined themselves when they either lost or couldn’t find jobs in the midst of the unemployment crisis that has crippled the economy since 2008.

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Executive director Sue Kessler at her theater, the Bushwick Starr, in November

In Bushwick, Children Are Empowered Through Arts

Schools, artists and community organizations encourage creativity in youngsters through a variety of projects.

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Nizla Sobel, plays piano during sermons

Brazilians Finally Anchor Themselves in New York

Nestled on 57th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, a church is one of the signs of a growing Brazilian community in the heart of Manhattan.

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Monster Island Block Party

Goodbye to Monster Island

Listen to the story of what it meant to be part an artistic utopia -one of Williamsburg’s last art collectives, through the voices of the members of Live with Animals Gallery.

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Monster Island

Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Post Mortem on Monster Island

As young professionals move into newly built condos, the artists who pioneered Williamsburg have been forced out to Bushwick.

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