Our 50th episode! Join Rachel and Dan as they ask local politicians and activists why the 2020 census is important, and how they’re making sure Bay Ridge counts.
Something is happening at the old Victory Memorial hospital site: a new Emergency Department! But what does that mean for the community, and what exactly is an “off-campus ED”? Our guest Ed Yoo will guide us through what’s in store, and how we can make sure Bay Ridge has a voice in the process.
Our profiles of Bay Ridge activist groups continues! Meet Bay Ridge For Social Justice, one of the most radical (and important) groups in our neighborhood. Join Yasmine, Sherry and Danielle as we explore the groups early days opposing injustice and bigotry in our neighborhood.
Happy New Year! It’s 2020, and that means big things are in store for Bay Ridge and our nation. We’re joined in the studio by Tyler Adams and Matthew Malloy, volunteer organizers for Elizabeth Warren. Organizing in South Brooklyn since August, they have unique insights into how the presidential campaign ground game will shape local politics, and how we can keep our batteries charged and our minds clear for the fights ahead.
Our first-ever live episode! We’re at the Owls Head Wine Bar with local historian and author Henry Stewart. We’ll discuss his latest book, “How Bay Ridge Became Bay Ridge”, and take some questions from the audience.
You may have seen the signs on 3rd Avenue, but what do they mean? Who’s behind the BID (Business Improvement District), and why do people oppose it? In truth, it’s about two competing visions for the future of 3rd Avenue… and Bay Ridge as a whole.
The stores are closing! The Avenues are vacant! Or are they? Today, we’re talking Storefront Vacancy rates.
Join us as co-host Erik interviews our other co-host Dan, who has been walking around the neighborhood since January collecting some hyper-local data about our commercial vacancy rates. We’ll learn what can lead us to think that there is a vacancy “crisis”, what the actual numbers are, and how we can begin to move away from a narrative that centers the concerns of property owners and get back toward the concerns of mom-and-pop merchants.
Bay Ridge is widely known for it’s great schools… but what makes a school great? Erik Shell investigates the metrics that define our education, how they have limited our conversation, and how we can demand better.
For the past few years, progressive activist groups have sprung up in Bay Ridge to counter an increasing trend towards […]
Bay Ridge art galleries? Yes, they exist, and they’re growing rapidly, bringing together our already sizable community of local artists… and attracting international talent. Today on the show we are sitting down with local gallery impresarios Jeannine Bardo and Elena Soterakis to get a look behind-the-scenes at how our local galleries are run.