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Friday, September 20, 2019

Three Dead in Labor Day Violence Across Brooklyn

Three people are dead, two others critically wounded as a result of gun violence early Labor Day morning in different sections of Brooklyn, police officials said. Brownsville A man who fired shots at police in Brownsville...

3 Killed In Two Separate Shootings In Brooklyn Last Night

CONEY ISLAND/BROWNSVILLE - Three people - one in Brownsville and two in Coney Island - were shot and killed in two separate shootings in the borough last night. On Tuesday, August 20 at around 9:20...

Queens Neighbor Shot & Killed In Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE - A 31-year-old man from Queens was murdered while visiting his mother in Brooklyn just before the weekend, cops say. On Friday, August 16 at around 10 p.m., Rakeem Edwards was shot on the...

Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsels students with ‘grief-sensitive’ approach

By Zipporah Osei, Chalkbeat New York The Brownsville Old Timers Day annual block party celebrates Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood with food, song, and street performances. This year, though, as the event was winding down, shots rang...

DCP Study Says Reasons For Storefront Vacancies Are “Complex and Varied”

As the mayor pushes for a storefront vacancy tax, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) last week released "Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC," a report examining retail trends and storefront vacancies across the...

@BrownBikeGirl On Bike Lanes, White Guys, And Educating All

CLINTON HILL — A few years ago Courtney Williams was unemployed and about to leave New York City. "I remember putting up the posters trying to leave the city, trying to sell stuff out of my...

Woman Stabbed To Death in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE — A woman was stabbed to death overnight in Brownsville, according to police. The victim was found just before 2:30 a.m. in front of 376 Mother Gaston Boulevard. The woman, who was 33 years...

Two Pedestrians Killed By Cars This Week – In Ditmas Park And Brownsville

DITMAS PARK/BROWNSVILLE - Two pedestrians were killed by drivers while crossing streets this week in two separate incidents. ROCKAWAY AVENUE: On Monday, August 5, a person was driving a red Honda CRV traveling north on...

‘We Need a Crisis-level Response’: Myrie, Richardson Call on State to Cough Up More...

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday. While announcing the allocation of hundreds of thousands in state funds to neighborhood-based anti-gun violence groups,...

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

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...

Briefly Noted: More de Blasio Real Estate Woes And Other News

Mayor Bill de Blasio is yet again facing scrutiny for his real estate dealings, but this time it's about his own properties. De Blasio, who owns two homes in Park Slope, got mortgages for them...

Borough President Adams Calls Third Party Transfer Program ‘Racist’

BOROUGH Hall — Borough President Eric Adams on Thursday said the city housing agency's implementation of a controversial property transfer program is "racist," and that its practice of taking homes away from black and...

Unimpressed With City’s Third Party Transfer Hearing Answers, Cornegy Pledges to Fix Program

BED-STUY — After presiding over a hearing on the recently scrutinized Third Party Transfer Program, Council Member Robert Cornegy said Monday he was unimpressed with the city’s response to the questions put to the...

High Temperatures Tax Firefighters At Two Major Fires In Sunset Park And Brownsville

SUNSET PARK/BROWNSVILLE - High temperatures made fighting a pair of two-alarm fires in two Brooklyn neighborhoods much more difficult this morning, injuring six people and leaving numerous homeless, fire officials said. Most of the injuries were...
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