Neighbors Mourn A Squatter, Known Widely but Not Well


For as long as anyone can remember, Baruba lived on the lot on Park Avenue near 126th Street in Harlem — a makeshift home that included a worn house trailer, an electricity hookup and milk crates. To developers who for years had tried to dislodge him, he was simply known as the Squatter. To others he was the Man With the Dogs. (The New York Times)


Deciding Whether It’s Lights Out

This is the way a neighborhood ends. With a rush of freezing, grimy water, and a slew of decisions about whether it is better to stay and rebuild after a deadly hurricane, or to leave and start a new life elsewhere. (The New York Times)


By Kia Gregory