Monthly Archives: February 2013

If you don’t know what you’re talking about, NY Times, please don’t talk

Dear New York Times, We defy you. On February 19, you released an article entitled, “Community, Returning to Life, Asks, ‘Where is Everybody?’” Many of us here in little ole Red Hook read it. And many of us are astonished … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL – NYCHA’s backtracking

We are disappointed in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). What began as a twice monthly pow-wow with tenants has been cut to once a month. For so many years, tenants at the Red Hook Houses have been underserved … Continue reading

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Red Hook community reacts to EPA plan, by Nic Cavell

On February 13 at Red Hook’s PS 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a presentation to address issues of transparency with its proposed plan for cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. In response to the EPA’s clarifications, which concerned the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Tyquan’s Hook, by Nic Cavell

Tyquan Carter’s black sweatshirt shrugs as he clicks down the wooden steps. In the basement’s nadir, he walks past brass cups, a power sander and toilet paper. He pauses, then dusts a canvas bag from the top before he can … Continue reading

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NYCHA a no show at their own meeting, by Nic Cavell

On January 3o, about 50 residents of the Red Hook Houses gathered in the PAL Miccio Center for the next of the New York City Housing Association’s (NYCHA) biweekly meetings to discuss progress with post-hurricane repairs. A few copies of … Continue reading

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EPA seeks community input on placement of Gowanus sludge in Red Hook, by Nic Cavell

As reported in the Star-Revue’s last issue, a contaminated disposal facility (CDF) at the Gowanus Bay Terminal (GBX) in Red Hook is under discussion. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the stable repository for sludge in its plan for … Continue reading

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From Red Hook to Kilimanjaro, by Nic Cavell

It is 7 am, it is freezing, and Frances Medina, 23, is up. She’s sitting at the computer in her mother’s apartment in the Red Hook Houses, and she’s connecting herself to the pipeline of information about Red Hook. She … Continue reading

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