Author Archives: Jose Bayona

About Jose Bayona

Journalist based in New York City.

Food Co-op Gets Mixed Welcome From Some Low-Income Fort Greene’s Residents

Daniel Morgan, 51, has lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, since 1976. He has never thought about leaving the area that he describes as the City’s war zone during the 70s and 80s, and where he raised two children, who now … Continue reading

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Greenlight Bookstore Enters VuVox

The Greenlight Bookstore, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is an independent bookstore with a neighborhood focus that offers small time authors the opportunity to launch their books in a more intimate and casual environment. Entrepreneurs and authors Matt Lewis and … Continue reading

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Books and Friends Find a Haven in Fort Greene

Greenlight Bookstore, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is an independent bookstore with a neighborhood focus that offers small time authors the opportunity to launch their books in a more intimate and casual environment. Continue reading

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In New York, Few People Report Sexual Harassment in The Subway

“Not limited to the NYC subway system”… that is at least one conclusion we can draw so far from this survey (not that we couldn’t have guessed that before). Continue reading

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Proposed Legislation May Not Address the Lack of Diversity in The FDNY

New York State Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries and State Senator Eric Adams recently introduced a bill in Albany that touches upon, and try to resolve once for all, an old issue in the New York City Fire Department: Its lack of diversity. Continue reading

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Crowded NYC Subway Not an Excuse for Groping

I didn’t know what a ‘subway groper’ was until last week. I have to admit it because I found out the answer the hard way. On Tuesday Oct. 5th, I was late for class… Continue reading

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Pigeons: A Pest or Delicacy? You Decide.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you say you hate pigeons? 11? That’s what most Americans would say. However, there are places in the world where this obnoxious little bird that we so readily dismiss as a pest is sold by farmers and grocery stores as the greatest delicacy to be enjoyed. Continue reading

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Food and Inconveniences at City’s Restaurants

As a parent of a 3-year-old boy, I have been feeling the pinch that produce the lack of changing tables in most of New York city restaurant’s bathrooms. That is really a pest. These are what I call “The Five Most Ridiculous Scenarios”: Continue reading

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