Post Tagged with: "teenagers"


On Being a Teen in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services, Video, Youth July 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

In a BRIC TV video, two Brownsville teens speak openly about sex and reproductive health.

Locals say they cannot enjoy Starlight Park in light of the many teenagers that get together in large groups there. (Photo by Jim Henderson via Bronx Bureau)

Bronx Residents Agitate for Better Park Policing

Bronx, Environment, Government November 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Some Bronx residents say they cannot enjoy Starlight Park because they fear the large groups of teens that hang out there, reports Bronx Bureau. These concerns bring to light the fact that while the borough has the highest percentage of park grounds, it has the smallest number of park patrol officers.

(Photo from Thinkstock via El Diario-La Prensa)

Alarm Over ‘Sex Roulette’ Dance Among Teens

Education, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks August 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

The dangerous “game” puts teenagers at risk of STDs or getting pregnant, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Crime entangles Brownsville and residents pinpoint the roots of the problem. (Photo by Anthony Lanzilote/City Limits)

Untangling Roots of Crime in Brownsville

African American, Brooklyn, Crime March 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

The Brooklyn Bureau heads to Brownsville where residents don’t describe their worries as simply just “crime,” but rather, they’re concerned about the teenagers and seek ways to combat the problems from the ground up.

Debut Nears for Bronx Teens in New Michel Gondry Film

Debut Nears for Bronx Teens in New Michel Gondry Film

Bronx, Culture, Education February 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Hunts Point Express has been following the progression of acclaimed director Michel Gondry’s “The We and the I,” a film set in the Bronx about everyday teenage life starring local teens. The movie is set to open next month.

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Eastern European, Latino July 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Paulina Skladnik, 17, serves as leader of the Law Enforcement Explorers at the NYPD in Greenpoint. Michelle Ramírez, 15, paints celebrity faces on acrylic nails. These talented teenagers were profiled in Nowy Dziennik and El Diario La Prensa.

Scarlett Ortiz (Photo by José Acosta/EDLP)

At Just 19, a Survivor of Alcoholism

Health, Latino June 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

El Diario La Prensa profiled Scarlett Ortiz, a 19-year-old who overcame four years of alcoholism with help of a Latino chapter of Alcoholic Anonymous. The article is translated from the Spanish below.

Korean-American Parents Worry About Teen Drug Abuse

Crime, Health, In the News June 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Korean-American adolescents are taking to drugs at a rate that has some parents and counselors concerned, according to an article from Korea Times, which cites anecdotal evidence of an increase in teen drug abuse in the community.

Our Time Press snapped this picture of eager teenagers waiting for their summer employment assignments. (Photo via Our Time Press)

Photo Finish: Hoping For the Perfect Summer Job

Economy, Education June 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

With summer vacation fast approaching, many high school students are eager to plan their summer employment. Our Time Press caught the photo above of the 350 or so young people waiting for their assignments through the NYC Summer Youth Employment program.

Cast members from Gondry's “The We and the I.” (Photo by Matthew J. Perlman/Hunts Point Express)

A Local Look at Michel Gondry’s Bronx-Based Film, ‘The We and the I’

Bronx, Culture, Video May 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Details remain slim on the latest film that director Michel Gondry premiered at Cannes, which focuses on a group of Bronx teenagers. But a Hunts Point Express article from October about the filming offers some local insight into the film’s non-professional cast, its locales and the process behind “The We and the I.”

(Image via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Forward Wins Battle to Display Washington’s Letter to Jews

Health, History May 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

A victory for a newspaper that has campaigned for the public display of George Washington’s 1790 letter to Jews; Tony Avella defends his push for English signage; some advice for Latinas on how to deal with postpartum depression; and a new mural in Queens offers education with its art.

Video Finish: The Cliffs of the Bronx

Culture, Video April 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Although the forecast calls for rain and lower temperatures this weekend, we took the advice of the Norwood News and indulged in some summer daydreaming while we watched this video of teenagers jumping off cliffs into Spuyten Duyvil Creek.

Review: Two Books Examine Underbelly of American Jewish Culture

Review: Two Books Examine Underbelly of American Jewish Culture

Culture March 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward celebrated the arrival of two books that chronicle the adventures of young Jewish anti-heroes and explore the uglier side of the American Jewish experience.

Voices in Focus: Seen as a Foe of Immigrants, Pol Becomes Their Benefactor

Culture, Education, Long Island, Metro Area, Politics February 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

In a new video from City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau, city teenagers drop some wisdom about the importance of education. Also: an unintentional gift to an immigrants’ rights group; a drop in AIDS deaths among the city’s blacks; and an Australian investigation into child sex abuse in the Chabad community extends to the United States.