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Woman vs. the Machine: Jo Anne Simon

Jo Anne Simon is one of seven candidates running for office in the 33rd City Council District, which runs from Greenpoint-Williamsburg along the Brooklyn waterfront through DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, then spans Boerum Hill through northern Park Slope.

New York Abortion Fund Expands Women’s Choices

In the first months of 2008, the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) was feeling so flush that the Board sent a letter to every women’s health center in New York State offering financial help.

Don’t Believe the Hype about Mike

A billionaire mayor with Republican support is getting a pass for re-election from mainstream media and large sectors of the Democratic Party, including many who consider themselves liberals and progressives.

In Conversation

Is Williamsburg’s Boom a Bust? Ward Dennis with Williams Cole

Over the last decade—and certainly in the last four years—Williamsburg-Greenpoint has experienced some of the most dramatic growth in the city, from the plethora of steel and glass condos—as well as empty lots—where industrial buildings used to stand to the legions of new residents that pile into the L and even the G trains.

In Conversation

A Local Journey: Daniel Goldstein with Brian Carreira

Daniel Goldstein is the spokesperson and one of the founders of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. He has spent the last five-and-a-half years fighting against—and living in the footprint of—Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project. As developer Bruce Ratner continues to face serious financial and legal hurdles, Brian Carreira—the Rail’s former City Editor and long-time writer on Atlantic Yards—sat down with Goldstein at his apartment on Pacific Street in Prospect Heights to discuss his ongoing battle against one of the city’s most powerful players.


Kevin Powell is a writer, activist, public speaker, and author or editor of 10 books. "Son2Mother" is taken from his poetry collection No Sleep Till Brooklyn: New and Selected Poems (Soft Skull, 2008).

Fight to Stay

Salmon calls attention to the plight of these families as well as his own through vigils, rallies, and telling his story.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2009

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