Curtis Brodner

Curtis Brodner

Curtis is a reporter for Bklyner. Message me with tips, questions and lavish praise (or complaints) at curtis@bklyner.com or on Twitter @CurtisBrodner.

City Looks At Opening Streets to Pedestrians
COVID-19

City Looks At Opening Streets to Pedestrians

Park Slope. Liena Zagare/BklynerBrooklyn enjoyed the kind of weather [https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/usa/brooklyn/historic] Friday, March 20 that makes for a perfect picnic, or afternoon bike ride or pickup-basketball game, and many Brooklyners instantly forgot [https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ny-mccarren-park-bustling-amidst-coronavirus-20200321-z2bb2estxraj5gwlytgcxnpaeu-story.html#icb-path] every panicked

Dollar Vans Are Still Operating, Serving The Underserved
Central Brooklyn

Dollar Vans Are Still Operating, Serving The Underserved

A Dollar Van near the Barclays Center. Curtis Brodner/BklynerMayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order [https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-pooled-rides-uber-banned-20200317-rwyk5spsfnbrflqjcbv7lpw5ju-story.html] on Tuesday, March 17 banning “pooling” for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft — meaning no cheap group trips with strangers, but it stopped short of saying

As New York Shuts Down For Coronavirus, Should The April Primary Be Delayed?
brownsville

As New York Shuts Down For Coronavirus, Should The April Primary Be Delayed?

Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerThe New York State presidential primary election is scheduled for April 28.  That would be less than a week before the projected peak of the Coronavirus crisis [/brooklyn-coronavirus-briefing-march-17-social-distancing-on-st-patricks-day/] in New York, according to predictions by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this week. Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio

State, Congressional Candidates Sign Petition to Stop Petitioning During Coronavirus
COVID-19

State, Congressional Candidates Sign Petition to Stop Petitioning During Coronavirus

Peter Harrison worries that collecting signatures may put the elderly at risk. Campaign Photo by Adrian Mikulak.Thirty-four candidates from across New York State submitted a petition [https://medium.com/@mel_27706/governor-cuomo-we-need-to-put-public-health-first-9d2eb426785e] to Governor Andrew Cuomo to suspend or reduce petitioning requirements needed to get on the ballot in

Kids in These Neighborhoods Are Way More Likely to Be Exposed to Lead
Bensonhurst

Kids in These Neighborhoods Are Way More Likely to Be Exposed to Lead

From Comptroller’s report [https://comptroller.nyc.gov/reports/new-york-city-comptroller-scott-stringers-investigation-into-child-lead-exposure/?utm_source=Media-All&utm_campaign=2685b3df50-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_31_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7cd514b03e-2685b3df50-154021477] BORO PARK, FLATBUSH, GREENPOINT – High rates of childhood lead exposure remains a persistent issue in a handful of neighborhoods, despite an

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