Organizers in Flatbush are fighting for the preservation of an African burial ground — to honor the dead, and protect a living community's future.
"Homes for the aged” have long negotiated between keeping elders safe and keeping them connected to their communities. As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens senior care facilities across the country, the story of one Manhattan nursing home holds lessons for balancing "home" and "institution" during times of duress, and far after the worst is over.
Density and displacement aren’t just problems for the living.
John Surico traces the processes and policies that bring bodies to rest in New York City's potter's field and reports on the ongoing debate around how this necessary but controversial burial ground is managed.