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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Is Brooklyn Prepared For A Big Storm? City Says Yes, Local Pols Say No.

It's September which means it's officially storm season. Forget hurricanes, it seems that every time it pours, Brooklyn gets flooded even though over $20 billion was allocated for the City's resiliency plan. Puddles form...

Little Pakistan Stands With Jammu & Kashmir

MIDWOOD - Makki Masjid has long served as a place for activism and this afternoon was no different. After Jummah prayer, congregants and community members gathered outside the mosque to hold the Azad Kashmir...

National Grid Is Denying Gas To New Affordable Housing Projects

National Grid’s monthslong moratorium on new gas hookups is having a significant impact on affordable housing in Brooklyn, with completed developments being denied gas service and sitting vacant. The impact on affordable housing developments, like...

Placard Privilege – Too Good A Deal To Give Up

By Ben Verde and Zainab Iqbal BOROUGH HALL - Borough President Eric Adams laid out several preliminary proposals to curb the misuse of city parking placards at a town hall meeting Tuesday night, but when...

Homeless in Brooklyn

KENSINGTON - The Kensington Plaza is a small, triangular space created by Church Avenue and Beverly Road meeting at an odd angle. A stretch of concrete sidewalk was turned into a Plaza in 2012...

BP Eric Adams To Cops: ‘This Bullet Isn’t The One Shot You Need’

BOROUGH HALL - In an effort to raise awareness and help end the stigma for seeking help for cop's mental health, Borough President Eric Adams released a very powerful, vulnerable video this morning. The 2:30-minute...

Senator Parker Will Face Primary Challenger in Josue Pierre

FLATBUSH - This morning Democratic District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District Josue Pierre announced that he will be running for the 21st Senate District seat against incumbent Senator Kevin Parker. "Ever since I came...

Shelter For Adult Families Coming To Gowanus This Fall

The public meeting regarding the new shelter planned for 399 3rd Avenue will be held at M.S. 51, 350 5th Avenue, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday, September 4. GOWANUS - The city is...

Officer Pantaleo Fired ‘Effective Immediately’ Five Years After Killing Eric Garner

Five years after Officer Daniel Pantaleo killed an unarmed black man by administering the chokehold until Eric Garner could no longer breathe, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill fired him "effective immediately." On July 17, 2014, Garner...

The Muslim Ban Separated Many Families. Ten Days Ago, One Was Reunited.

BAY RIDGE - It took two and a half years for a Brooklyn neighbor to be reunited with his wife following the Muslim Ban -- and it would not have been possible without the...

Brooklyn Imam Calls For Action To Protect Muslims Around The World

BENSONHURST - A Brooklyn Imam has launched a new campaign to call attention to violence against Muslims around the world. Imam Ahmed Ali is affiliated with IQRA Masjid Community & Tradition located on McDonald Avenue...

Assembly Member Staffer Who Once Rallied Against Embezzlement, Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $80k Himself

SUNSET PARK - Maruf "Mitu" Alam, 29, had been working for Assembly Member Felix Ortiz's office for eleven years. Yesterday morning, the FBI arrested Alam for allegedly embezzling $80k from the Assembly Member's campaign...

Sunset Park’s Muslim Community Center Robbed Before Eid

SUNSET PARK - The Muslim Community Center, home of the non-profit Muslims Giving Back, was robbed just six days before Eid Al-Adha. The robbery took place on Monday, August 5. One man entered the Mosque,...

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Promises Brownsville Almost $9 Million In Wake Of Mass Shooting

BROWNSVILLE - Mayor de Blasio will announce today almost $9 million in new funding to support anti-violence initiatives in Brownsville in response to the mass shooting during the Old Timers Day event on July...

Local Heroes: They Saw, They Stopped, They Helped

GRAVESEND - Yesterday afternoon neighbors across the borough were sharing messages hoping to help identify a 4-year-old girl that was found wandering on her own on Shore Parkway. The girl, who is only identified as...
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