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The New Yorkers are fighting Climate Crisis and Hunger
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The New Yorkers are fighting Climate Crisis and Hunger

The New Yorkers Combating Climate Crisis, Hunger


Meet activists from across the five boroughs. From oyster keepers in The Bronx, to land use advocates, in Brooklyn. All interviews were conducted by student reporters who are enrolled in the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth.

Courtesy City Island Oyster Reef

Workers with The Bronx’s City Island Oyster Reef.

New York City has seen many changes over the last two decades. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, spent several days in a mayoral-imposed curfew following civil rights protests last summer It was the most severe September rainfall in history. flooded streets and subwaysMore than a dozen residents were killed.

However, many New Yorkers responded to these and other crises by standing up for themselves, pressing for neighborhood changes, and making their voices heard. Below, you’ll find interviews with just a few of these community activists, from oyster keepers in The Bronx to land use advocates in Brooklyn.

These profiles were created and edited by student reporters enrolled at the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY), a paid internship program we’ve operated since 2014, which teaches and trains the next generation of New York City journalists. Liz Donovan was their supervisor. She covers climate change and the environment at City Limits.

All Ages Bond Over Oysters In The Bronx

Courtesy City Island Oyster Reef

City Island Oyster Reef employees.


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