by Lorna Salzman
JUL-AUG 2015 | Field Notes
Sometime around 1950, February House, the famous boarding house for writers and artists at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, was bulldozed along with its neighbors to make way for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
by Eleanor J. Bader
MAR 2014 | LastWords
Back in 2003, attorneys at Legal Services-NYC's (LS-NYC) Brooklyn offices began seeing clients who felt they had been swindled. As their stories unfolded, the lawyers were told that a realty outfit called United Homes had approached people in Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Bushwick, and other largely low-income communities and had lured them into purchasing houses that were supposedly fully-renovated, only to later learn that serious underlying problems continued to exist.