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Sunday, December 16, 2018

A New Plan For The North Brooklyn Industrial Zone, But With Concrete Answers To...

This week, representatives from the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) visited North Brooklyn's Community Board 1 to talk over their bold vision for creating jobs through zoning changes to the North Brooklyn Industrial...

Politicians Demand Safety Improvements After Gravesend Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

This morning, Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Mark Treyger arrived at the corner of West 2nd Street and Avenue Y to call on the city to improve street safety at the intersection where...

Brooklyn Dems Win, Felder Does Not

BROOKLYN — State Sen. Simcha Felder, who caucuses with state Senate Republicans, came up short on committee leadership roles Tuesday. He does not have any. Felder, (17) who'll give up the Cities Committee in Albany is the...

Governor Cuomo Pledges To Inspect L Train Tunnel Thursday at Midnight

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that he'd make a midnight inspection of the L train's Canarsie Tunnel this week in advance of the spring shutdown to make sure there's no way to speed things up...

‘Father K’ Plays To A Packed Theater In Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE — Rev. Khader El-Yateem returned to his old neighborhood for a night to see the Brooklyn premiere of “FATHER K,” a documentary based on his 2017 run for the City Council seat to...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...

City Council, Including Espinal and Menchaca, Supported 2017 Bill Raising Penalty On Violation Fueling...

BROOKLYN -- Despite being out front handling Brooklyn residents' confusion and outrage over a wave of signage violations sweeping the city in recent months, City Councilmembers Rafael Espinal and Carlos Menchaca both sponsored a...
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)

State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie Announces Transition Team

CROWN HEIGHTS - State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie announced on Thursday a six-person transition steering committee ahead of his January 9 swearing-in. The transition team will advise Myrie on staffing and the organization of both the...
A judge's gavel.

Brooklyn DA Announces Event To Erase Past Convictions for Marijuana

As discussions swirl about the possible legalization of marijuana and what it could mean for local residents, the Brooklyn District Attorney has announced two events to help Brooklynites erase past low-level marijuana convictions. Next week,...

Councilmember Espinal Wants Marijuana Tax for NYCHA, Bail Programs—Not The Subway

In response to a new study calling for the taxation of legalized marijuana to help fund the spiraling MTA, one Brooklyn politician has called the proposal "misguided" and "tone deaf," arguing that the money...
City Councilman Mark Treyger in front of City Hall rallying for legislation that would allow Russian- and Haitian Creole-speaking translators inside poll sites.

What Do We Want? Language Access!

City Councilman Mark Treyer called for more language access on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday after Russian- and Haitian Creole-language translators stayed outside in the rain on Election Day last month. In October, Mayor...
The public charge panel at Lenox Road Baptist Church. (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

More Than 200,000 Immigrants In Central & Southern Brooklyn May Be Affected By Changes...

FLATBUSH - U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke sponsored an information session in Flatbush Monday night to discuss the plan to change the definition of the "public charge", a White House proposal which could drastically...

City Announces Shirley Chisholm Monument Near Prospect Park

FLATBUSH - First Lady Chirlane McCray announced on Friday, November 30, that the city will honor U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm with a monument in Brooklyn. The city will erect the statue at the Parkside entrance...

Cuomo Announces Developers for 2,700 Units of Affordable Brooklyn Housing

CENTRAL BROOKLYN - Governor Cuomo has announced the organizations chosen to develop 2,700 units of affordable housing in Central Brooklyn as part of his Vital Brooklyn initiative. The four companies will develop the 100% affordable...

Merchants Take Down Signs As Panic Over Fines Sweeps City

BROOKLYN – A local business in Ditmas Park got an eye-catching new look last week, when Salahi Deli substituted the awning it had used as a sign for almost three decades with a graffiti-style...
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