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Shenal Tissera

Shenal Tissera

Shenal Tissera is a Staten Island-born freelance writer. Before writing for BK Reader, he graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. in computer science and worked in software consulting. He now lives in Brooklyn and covers labor issues, policy, community events, profiles and sports, including the Brooklyn Nets. He has also written for Bushwick Daily.

When he’s not reporting, Shenal likes to cook, read and watch sports.

Recent Work by Shenal

Why Hate Math? Learn to Love it in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Why Hate Math? Learn to Love it in Bedford-Stuyvesant

The family-owned education business opened their first location in September of last year with the goal of helping struggling students learn mathematics in a fun and inviting atmosphere.
Housing Boom Starts in Polluted Gowanus

Housing Boom Starts in Polluted Gowanus

Some residents question the safety of building on land next to the Gowanus Canal, an EPA Superfund site, which is also prone to flooding.
Wage Fury: NYC H+H Residents Rally for Fair Pay

Wage Fury: NYC H+H Residents Rally for Fair Pay

The unity breaks, organized by the Committee of Interns and Residents union, kicked off at Bellevue Hospital on January 30 and will end at Lincoln Hospital on February 7.
Steph Curry Takes Over in Fourth to Hand Nets 29th Loss

Steph Curry Takes Over in Fourth to Hand Nets 29th Loss

The shorthanded Brooklyn Nets squandered their lead and mediocre shooting from the Warriors going into the second half, eventually falling 109-98.
Kevin Durant Returns to Knock Down Nets

Kevin Durant Returns to Knock Down Nets

The Brooklyn Nets lost 136-120 to the Phoenix Suns, placing them 11th in the Eastern Conference and one game behind the last play-in spot.
Gowanus Canal Toxins Leaked to Nearby Buildings, Officials Say

Gowanus Canal Toxins Leaked to Nearby Buildings, Officials Say

Officials in charge of the clean up urged residents to sign for free air sampling to see if groundwater toxins are entering their homes and businesses.
Bold Spaces For All Ages: Brooklyn Museum's Education Center Transformation Unveiled

Bold Spaces For All Ages: Brooklyn Museum's Education Center Transformation Unveiled

“We are unlocking a potential within each of us to explore and create for years to come," said Anne Pasternak, Brooklyn Museum's director
Bouldering Project Brooklyn Climbs Back

Bouldering Project Brooklyn Climbs Back 

The gym opened its doors on New Years Day with many additions by its new owners.
Meet The Duo Looking to Revive NYC's Hoop Dreams

Meet The Duo Looking to Revive NYC's Hoop Dreams

The Program NYC, created by Griffin Taylor and Jared Effron, want to make the Big Apple a premier basketball hub once again.
Free Tea For All In Brooklyn

Free Tea For All In Brooklyn

The Tea Stand, started by Miles Kirsch in 2022, brings hot tea and community to a local park.
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