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As BMC sets the stage for 2018, we pledge boundless energy and abundance. Door-to-door, face-to-face, soul-to-soul.  We’re gonna light up the streets with new campaigns and actions.  Don’t sleep!

Winning Our Right to Know

We. Are. Powerful.

BMC, working alongside Communities United for Police Reform, a kick-ass coalition of police accountability organizations from across the city, played a major role in the passage of one half of the Right to Know Act, known as the Consent to Search bill, which will protect New Yorkers from unconstitutional police searches. Unfortunately, in the closest vote of its four-year legislative session, the City Council passed a counter-productive version of the other half of the Right to Know Act, known as the police I.D. bill.  

We will spend 2018 fighting to plug the loopholes left by this deeply flawed piece of legislation, but in the meantime, big props go to CPR staff and Council members Reynoso, Williams and Lander for championing our cause, and members Cornegy and Mealy for their key support.

Raina's Reign
Although Raina Kennedy has been our Food Justice organizer for a few months, we’ve never given her a proper welcome. An MA candidate in Food Studies at NYU and a store coordinator at Greene Hill Food Coop, Raina is helping BMC organize the Central Brooklyn Food Coop. You can read more about Raina in this profile of her from Cooperative Economics Alliance NYC. 

Sending her an email at to let her know that you want to support the CBFC organizing effort would make her day!
Crown Heights Oral History Archive

You think you know Crown Heights? What about what residents, oldtimers and newcomers alike have to say about community policing and safety, education, race relations and local movement history?

Brooklyn Deep and Brooklyn Movement Center, in coordination with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Weeksville Heritage Center, explored these themes - and more - through the Voices of Crown Heights oral history project.

Now this rich archive is available on the BHS online archives and at BMC’s listening station at 375 Stuyvesant Avenue. Listen and learn.

No Disrespect: Stop Telling Women to Smile

Long before Hollywood recognized the #MeToo movement, No Disrespect has been calling out patriarchy and harassment on the streets of Central Brooklyn. ND closed out the year with participating in the 5 year anniversary event for “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” and holding the first meeting of male allies in support of ND’s anti-street harassment efforts.

Are you a male-identified Central Brooklynite looking to help organize your peers in support of anti-street harassment efforts? Email us at

This Month on Third Rail: Focus on Weeksville
How does a Black neighborhood avoid extinction? In a two-part series, the Third Rail team considers lessons from Weeksville as we sit down with researchers, descendants and keepers of the flame of this historic Black community.

Listen at Brooklyn Deep's website or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Episode 46: Weeksville - The Past As Destiny
Episode 46.5: Weeksville Heritage Center: One on One
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