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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.

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Welcome to Bay Ridge (2018 Edition)

Are you new to Bay Ridge? This is the podcast for you! Every year, we bring you a personal guide to the neighborhood: groups to join, food to eat, things to see and do. Get plugged in to the best progressive community in the city!

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Jeremi Suri at Poly Prep

Listen in to a live recording from Poly Prep’s public lecture series. Jeremi Suri kicks things off discussing the history and evolution of the Office of the President throughout American history.

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Community Board 10 District Office on 5th Avenue

Bay Ridge’s ‘Little City Hall’

Dig into the history of one of Bay Ridge’s key civic institutions: our Community Board. It influences how nearly every city agency interacts with the neighborhood. We look into its origins, and it’s future.

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A School Of Our Own

What does it take to build a school in Bay Ridge? Our new education correspondent Erik Shell will talk to us about district overcrowding, and Councilman Justin Brannan swings by to talk about the school construction process.

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Going Nativist

Our local political discourse is heavily gatekept, with native-born Bay Ridge residents often taking center stage while shoving renters, immigrants, and transplants to the margins. We explore that dynamic, and how politicians foster it through their own dog whistles.