Ocean Hill

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2011

    Brooklyn Girl Killed by Car Driven by Stabbed Man, Who Then Died

    CBS 2The SUV that caused the accident. ‚ÄčA 13-year-old girl was killed in Brooklyn last night when a stabbed man ran her over on the street. Kirra Goddard was struck by 44-year-old Sean Lewis' SUV when it overturned on Pacific Street in Ocean Hill; she was pronounced dead on the scene. Lewis crashe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Nixon Wins, But Nat Hentoff Has a Beef with Ed Koch

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 16, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 46 Next year in Fear City by Nat Hentoff This was going to be the first of a non-consecutive series of probes into the reasons for and the consequences of the Nixon victory, with particular emphasis on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Case of the Disappearing New Yorkers

    OK, New Yorkers, stop screwing around. Late last week, city officials said only six percent of you had actually mailed in your 2010 census forms. (That compared with a 16 percent rate nationally.) That low rate might mean that many New Yorkers are confused or even afraid, says Ana Maria Archila, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Upscale Restaurants Reinvent Themselves; Where to Eat in Ocean Hill

    ​Fine dining establishments must adapt to the new economic climate by offering "excellence and indulgence at a really low price." Those that are surviving the downturn have reinvented their menus and concepts. [NY Times] Meanwhile, other restaurants are recycling themselves completely, bringi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Have You Seen... Brownsville Robbers/Shooters

    ​On Monday ywo men went into a jewelry store on Pitkin Avenue in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, demanded money from the employee and, when he did not comply speedily enough to suit them, shot him in the leg. The employee was hospitalized in stable condition. Both suspects are though to be between 25 ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 10, 2009

    Rebel With a Cause: Brooklyn Priest Father John Powis

    His half-century on the streets of New York

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Organ Recital--Pork Cracklin's

    Pork Cracklin's from Saratoga Country Store in Bed-Stuy, or is it Ocean Hill? Seeing Sara DiGregorio's piece on pork cracklin' rice krispie treats made my mouth water for just the cracklin's (aka pork rinds), which is what's generally eaten right out of the lard cauldron for breakfast in the Ca ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2009

    Harlem's School Choice

    Parents and the city face off over whether to rescue a failing school—or replace it

  • Columns

    July 29, 2008

    Randi Weingarten and the National American Federation of Teachers: No Child Left Unhealed

    To work, a public school must be active in students' lives before and after class

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice

  • News

    January 9, 2007

    How He Got That Story

    Over two years and with the help of his late friend and colleague Jack Newfield, Wayne Barrett never stopped digging for the dirt.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Cop Complaints: Is 311 the Culprit?

    Allegations of police misconduct are up—again—in the latest report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board, covering the first six months of 2006. That's nothing new: The CCRB has been reporting heavier volume for years. When asked to explain the rise in cases, the agency has usually poin ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2006

    Learning Why We're Americans

    Schools fail the future when they don't teach individual liberties in the Constitution

  • News

    January 17, 2006

    Council Priorities

    The new City Council Speaker doles out some surprising assignments

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    In Praise of Personal Journalism

    Throwing off the shackles of the conventional press

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2005

    The Wealth of Districts

    "The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2005

    Test Pattern

    Going inside the school system numbers that some parents want to get beyond

  • News

    December 31, 2002

    Sonny Carson Dies

    Legendary Black Nationalist Figure in Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • News

    June 11, 2002

    Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Echoes From the '60s Haunt Bloomberg's School Reform

  • News

    July 28, 1998

    Should Al Sharpton Apologize?

    The racial politics of reconciliation in New York