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Reverend Robert Emerick of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church

Reverend Bob

For years, spiritual spaces in Bay Ridge have been key to progressive organizing. On todays episode, we say goodbye to Reverend Robert Emerick of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church. Being forcibly retired after seventeen years, Reverend Bob reflects on how he and his congregation let their spiritual and moral beliefs guide them through controversy and make innovative economic, civic, and educational impacts on Bay Ridge.

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A banner image showing NYPD Officers blockading a street in Bay Ridge during a Back the Blue Rally

Reforming Our NYPD

2020 was a year that nobody should forget. The unjust deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd prompted a nationwide […]

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Happy Holidays, Bay Ridge!

Whether it is donating, volunteering, or simply going out and enjoying what the neighborhood has to offer, there are many ways to give back this holiday season. Here are a few of them.

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2020 Census

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.

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A Million Dollar Question

Participatory Budgeting is here, newly brought to Bay Ridge by Councilman Justin Brannan. It gives residents a chance to suggest, and vote on, how to spend $1 million of City Council funds! Learn how to get involved in this experiment in local democracy.