Brooklyn

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington.
Cliff Owen / Associated Press

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a statue of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be erected in her native Brooklyn.

Morbid Anatomy

Jun 21, 2018
Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Cemeteries are not places where you’re likely to find a library – except perhaps one that deals with death. This library is the result of one woman’s quest to change how we think and talk about the subject of death. And you’ll find it – at least for now – in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

What Is It About That Noo Yawk Accent Anyway?

Jun 11, 2016
Boston Public Library, Print Department

It’s no secret—Long Islanders have an accent. But how is it different from any other?

Professor Marie Huffman of Stony Brook University’s Linguistics Department says the Long Island accent is different from General American English in three main ways.

New York’s restrictive voter access rules came under scrutiny during Tuesday’s presidential primary, and some are saying there’s a need for change.

The potential disenfranchisement of over 125,000 voters in Brooklyn, first reported by WNYC on Primary Day, has led to probes by the state attorney general and the New York City comptroller.