New affordable housing on Flatbush Avenue under construction. Liena Zagare/BklynerIn 1949, President Harry Truman signed the Housing Act to provide “a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family.” Now 70 years later, our country is in an affordable housing crisis and homeownership is at record lows.
CROWN HEIGHTS – When my parents arrived in the United States having fled war-torn Uganda, they never imagined the country they would risk life and limb for would descend into this, a backward sliding dystopia. Although President Trump’s election was a truly shocking moment for them, the last few weeks
Q Train, Last Stop. Liena Zagare/BklynerIt is clear as the sun on a cloudless day. For Brooklynites who ride the subway, the system’s deterioration [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/nyregion/new-york-subway-system-failure-delays.html] is impossible to miss: broken down trains, derailments, endless delays, and station roofs literally