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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Heated Discussions As Community Board 1 Breaks Up For The Summer

WILLIAMSBURG - On Tuesday evening Community Board 1 convened for the final session before the summer break and community members scrambled for seats in the fluorescent-lit meeting room of Swingin’ Sixties Senior Center in...

With Stronger Rent Laws, Myrie and Salazar See Opportunity For Meaningful Rent Reform

On Tuesday, the State Assembly and Senate announced they had come to an agreement on an ambitious rent-regulation package, and on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would sign the wide-reaching rent regulation bundle, effectively...

Businesses Feel Left Behind In Gowanus Rezoning

GOWANUS - Business owners in the “industrial business zone” of Gowanus made it known to officials on Wednesday that they feel left behind by the neighborhood’s larger rezoning, urging the de Blasio administration to...

Bichotte Endorses de Blasio For President

FLATBUSH - Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, who represents Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park, in a Daily News op-ed on Wednesday endorsed the mayor as he runs in a crowded Democratic primary field. “e...

Meet the 6th Municipal District Candidates For Civil Court Judge: Caroline Cohen

CENTRAL BROOKLYN - You may not have heard about it, but there’s a judicial election coming up in central Brooklyn this month. Four candidates— Alice Nicholson, Caroline Cohen, Chinyelu Udo and Tehilah Berman— are...

Brooklyn BP Tells Albany to Put Prevailing Wage Law on Ice

CITY HALL—Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday called on Albany to pump the brakes on a measure that would increase the number of developments subject to prevailing wage requirements, putting him at odds...

Kevin Peter Carroll Dies, Age 33

BAY RIDGE - Former District Leader Kevin Peter Carroll, 33, of Community Board 10, was found dead at home on June 3rd. In 2010, at age 24, Carroll made history as the youngest state...

Demystifying Census 2020: It’s About Money, Power & Respect

BENSONHURST - The community center in the heart of Southern Brooklyn’s largest immigrant enclave was packed, as officials tried to demystify the 2020 census to a roomful of residents, many of whom spoke little...
First lady Chirlane MCCray addresses a congregation during Thrive NYC's Faith Weekend (Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

Chirlane McCray Takes Mental Health Conversation Nationwide

EAST NEW YORK — Just as a songstress belted out a high note on the ground floor of the East New York Seventh Day Adventist Church, New York City's first lady was also testifying on a much...

LookBack Law Could Change Rental Game

CROWN HEIGHTS — Three years ago, Barbara Boon rented a room in Crown Heights for $975 a month on exrny.com - an online portal for apartment-seeking New Yorkers. With two dogs in tow, she moved...

Time To Start Packing? Bushwick Rezoning Not Aggressive Enough To Help Residents Remain In...

BUSHWICK - Wednesday night, the Department of City Planning presented an update to the Bushwick rezoning plan, only to be confronted with questions about affordable housing and general frustrations about how this plan would...

Park Slope Neighbor Runs For President

PARK SLOPE - Amid much anticipation, Mayor Bill de Blasio, our Park Slope neighbor, finally announced his bid to become the 46th president of the United States and some Brooklyn electeds think the idea...

Menchaca Wants A Radical Rethinking Of Rezonings

SUNSET PARK - With the expansion of Sunset Park’s Industry City in flux, the local City Council member hopes pumping the brakes on the project’s approval process will serve as a model that shifts...

Heated Exchanges As Senators Listen To Brooklynites On SHSAT Exam

DOWNTOWN - Friday night saw nearly two hundred people turn up for to voice their opinion on the future of the now-controversial SHSAT exam at the Youth and Community Speak Out on Equity, Diversity,...
Dawn Smalls (Photo: Dawn Smalls' Twitter account)

Dawn Smalls To Run For Congress, Sources Say

GREENPOINT — Dawn Smalls is considering a run against U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the 12th congressional district in 2020, according to sources close to the former public advocate candidate. Smalls, a Democrat, who placed sixth in...
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