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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Editorial: Anti-gentrification activists should stop trying to silence a local blogger. Enough is enough.

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — The heated gentrification fights of this neighborhood have begun to turn inward, and much of the drama has centered on wild accusations against a local blogger Tim Thomas, who authors...

What Kashif Hussain’s Run Meant To The Pakistani Community

DITMAS PARK -  A few months ago, my dad told me there was a guy at Makki Masjid who spoke to the congregates after Jummah prayer. My dad said this guy was running for...

Stop Politicizing Our Schools – OPINION

By: Steve Saperstein, Candidate for the 46th Assembly Seat As a New York City public school teacher, I'm excited to start another year of school teaching bright minds and young adults. However, as a candidate...

The Daily News Cut Half Its Reporters. We all Lose.

When I first heard that the Daily News had indeed cut 50% of their editorial staff to focus on breaking news my first thought was: Is there really no hope for local news in New...

Should Council Members Live in Rent Stabilized Apartments?

FLATBUSH - The job representing residents in the New York City Council comes with a paycheck of $148,500 annually, up from $112,500 before it was last raised in February 2016, in exchange for council...

Why The Roadblock On Life-Saving Speed Cameras? OPINION

By Andrew Gounardes, a candidate in the New York's 22nd Senate District race. BAY RIDGE In the wee hours of the morning on March 31st, the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo approved a $168...

Let’s Get Our Schools The Money They Are Entitled To (OPINION)

BAY RIDGE - As a resident of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and an Education District 20 public school parent, I feel fortunate to have my child enrolled in one of the best school districts in...

False Notes In The Mayor’s Big Speech

FLATBUSH - Mayor de Blasio delivered his big annual State of the City speech at the Kings Theater on Flatbush Avenue last night.  He got down to business around 8:00 pm, saying that "there...

Who Killed Joy Noel?

FLATBUSH - Joy Pearl Noel, 85, died on January 31st at a nursing home in Brighton Beach. Ms. Noel, a beloved resident of East 21st Street, died homeless. In fact, her friends and neighbors say, she...

Double Parking: School Edition

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - In a local Sheepshead Facebook group, a conversation about double parking is boiling over. The tipping point? A long rant in the group about parents double parking and then abandoning their cars near...

Ineffective Councilman Claims To Have Been Working With DOT For 4 Years On A...

DITMAS PARK/KENSINGTON - Councilman Mathieu Eugene (D, 40th) put out a press release last Friday, touting his hard work in getting a traffic light and crosswalk approved that will likely be installed next year by PS889,...

Assembly member Carroll and School Leadership at IS 890 and PS 889 Demand Action...

KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK- Assemblyman Robert Carroll succeeded in bringing all relevant parties together yesterday to discuss the traffic safety situation surrounding the new school at 510 Coney Island Avenue. The school has been open for...

The Actual Odds Of Winning The Affordable Housing Lottery

With so many of the new developments that are required to offer affordable housing approaching completion, we've been posting about the opportunities to apply for the apartments one actually could try to afford to...
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