WNYC's Radio Rookies, "a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world," aired a show about Crown Heights yesterday morning (thanks to reader Tara for passing the link along). Put together by four students at the High School for Global Citizenship, all recent immigrants from the Caribbean, the show examines their own lives in Crown Heights and their relationship with nearby communities, including their Chabad neighbors across the Parkway. The Radio Rookies page has a nice article/transcript, as well as links to some of their other great shows. Among other issues, they've recently tackled the local reaction to the killing of Trayvon Martin as well as Stop and Frisk policing.
On that last note, one local resident (who blogs at cityintrouble.blogspot.com) has been drawing attention to stop-and-frisk policing through a one-man march and stenciling of "NYPD Get Your Hands Off Me" around the city, including at City Hall. Check him out on FB here. His tactics appear unorthodox to many, to be sure, but when the orthodoxy has accepted Jim Crow policing, unorthodox thinking is a must.