Natasha Ishak

47 Publications
CUNY Begins Review Of Applications To Distribute $19 Million Census Outreach Grant

CUNY Begins Review Of Applications To Distribute $19 Million Census Outreach Grant

The grant is part of a historic multi-million dollar budget allocated for NYC’s 2020 Census outreach strategy.

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Census Bureau Opens Recruitment Stations Around Bushwick

Census Bureau Opens Recruitment Stations Around Bushwick

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Boris Santos: Williamsburg Native & Salazar Staffer Sets Sights on Assembly Member Seat

Boris Santos: Williamsburg Native & Salazar Staffer Sets Sights on Assembly Member Seat

Boris Santos will be challenging incumbent Assembly Member Erik Dilan for seat at New York State’s Assembly District 54.

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Gun Violence on the Rise, Despite Lower Crime Rates in Bushwick

Gun Violence on the Rise, Despite Lower Crime Rates in Bushwick

Data shows that overall crime in Bushwick has fallen, however gun violence is on the rise in Brooklyn.

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Community Members Fight for New Bus Stop at Ridgewood Reservoir

Community Members Fight for New Bus Stop at Ridgewood Reservoir

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Governor Cuomo Signs Loft Law Clean-Up Bill Amid Messy Community Debate

Governor Cuomo Signs Loft Law Clean-Up Bill Amid Messy Community Debate

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Public Advocate Introduces Bill to Mandate Racial Impact Study in City Rezoning Process

Public Advocate Introduces Bill to Mandate Racial Impact Study in City Rezoning Process

“It is a critical step in the struggle to stop the displacement and gentrification of neighborhoods of color.”

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Bushwick Rezoning Aims for   Industrial Job Growth and Affordable Housing, Locals Remain Skeptic

Bushwick Rezoning Aims for Industrial Job Growth and Affordable Housing, Locals Remain Skeptic

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Welcoming Ramadan: a Guide to Celebrating Ramadan in Bushwick and Beyond

Welcoming Ramadan: a Guide to Celebrating Ramadan in Bushwick and Beyond

Here’s where to find you halal meals and iftars!

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Founder of Bushwick Vegan Cafe Sol Sips Received Eater’s 2019 Young Gun and Grist’s 50 Awards

Founder of Bushwick Vegan Cafe Sol Sips Received Eater’s 2019 Young Gun and Grist’s 50 Awards

Affordable and inclusive plant-based food by Brooklynite Francesca Chaney is booming.

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Evictions in Bushwick Are on the Rise  While Overall NYC Cases Have Fallen

Evictions in Bushwick Are on the Rise While Overall NYC Cases Have Fallen

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2020 Census Outreach Focuses on Brooklyn Communities with the Lowest Response Rates via New Data Map

2020 Census Outreach Focuses on Brooklyn Communities with the Lowest Response Rates via New Data Map

New interactive map by CUNY helps organizations with the upcoming population census.

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City and State Officials Continue Public Twitter Spat Over Contested Loft Law and North Brooklyn IBZ

City and State Officials Continue Public Twitter Spat Over Contested Loft Law and North Brooklyn IBZ

“I absolutely believe that there is a compromise in which we protect tenants from being evicted and we also take into account safety concerns,” said Sen. Salazar.

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Loft Tenants in Bushwick Face Pending Eviction

Loft Tenants in Bushwick Face Pending Eviction

Local residents struggle in fight against loft building landlord.

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Brooklyn’s Participation in the 2020 Population Census Could Stop Federal Funding Cuts for New York

Brooklyn’s Participation in the 2020 Population Census Could Stop Federal Funding Cuts for New York

Census participation is not just a numbers game. It’s an act of resistance against the federal administration.

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Lyft Offers Free Rides to Inspirational Locations in NYC for Women’s History Month

Lyft Offers Free Rides to Inspirational Locations in NYC for Women’s History Month

These destinations will teach you about women in history.

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Ridgewood Junkyard Under Review for Cleanup Program to Become a New Animal Shelter

Ridgewood Junkyard Under Review for Cleanup Program to Become a New Animal Shelter

The city has designated $98 million to develop full-service animal shelters in all five boroughs.

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Brooklyn Tenants and Community Groups Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ Over Loft Law

Brooklyn Tenants and Community Groups Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ Over Loft Law

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Co-Owner of the Iconic Silent Barn Launches New Platform to Help Bushwick DIY Spaces Survive

Co-Owner of the Iconic Silent Barn Launches New Platform to Help Bushwick DIY Spaces Survive

Community and DIY organizers that have joined the platform have seen an increase of 20 percent to 300 percent in their annual income.

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Rage and Celebrate International Womxn’s Day at Queer-led Resistance Party in Ridgewood

Rage and Celebrate International Womxn’s Day at Queer-led Resistance Party in Ridgewood

The anti-Trump party we all deserve.

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Bushwick Art Storage Gets $57 Million Bank Loan For Renovations

Bushwick Art Storage Gets $57 Million Bank Loan For Renovations

The $76 million renovation project at 105 Evergreen Avenue is making big moves.

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Bushwick Nurses Join Citywide Protest After Report Showed Severe Staffing Shortage in NYC Hospitals

Bushwick Nurses Join Citywide Protest After Report Showed Severe Staffing Shortage in NYC Hospitals

Nurses at Bushwick’s Wyckoff Heights Medical Center joined 13 other hospitals in demonstrations on Wednesday.

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Bushwick Community Board to Host First-Ever Expo for Women and Minority Businesses

Bushwick Community Board to Host First-Ever Expo for Women and Minority Businesses

Connect, network, and get the support and resources your small business needs.

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Rafael Espinal Pushes Creative Legislations at Forum with NYC Public Advocate Candidates

Rafael Espinal Pushes Creative Legislations at Forum with NYC Public Advocate Candidates

Bushwick Council Member is creating alternative ways to win over voters with his current Public Advocate campaign.

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Skela Starts Much Anticipated Tour with Single Shot in Bushwick

Skela Starts Much Anticipated Tour with Single Shot in Bushwick

The Bushwick artist captured the neighborhood in her song, which is part of a larger mixtape named Project 10.

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Bushwick Council Member Antonio Reynoso Holds First Ever Sanitation Town Hall

Bushwick Council Member Antonio Reynoso Holds First Ever Sanitation Town Hall

Bushwick’s trash talk: highlights from the public forum.

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New Report Shows Brooklyn Nightlife Is Flourishing, But Why Are Local Venues Shutting Down?

New Report Shows Brooklyn Nightlife Is Flourishing, But Why Are Local Venues Shutting Down?

There have been four reported closures in Brooklyn in less than a year—three of them, Silent Barn, The Gateway and The Spectrum/Dreamhouse, were based in Bushwick.

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Advocacy Meets Aesthetics: Apparel Line at Bushwick Brand Raises Feral Cat Awareness

Advocacy Meets Aesthetics: Apparel Line at Bushwick Brand Raises Feral Cat Awareness

Buy apparel, save feral kitties!

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Which Brooklynites are Running for Public Advocate?

Which Brooklynites are Running for Public Advocate?

Here’s the rundown of what you need to know about Brooklyn candidates before the February election.

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