- Senator Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein who both represent Boro Park were the only Brooklyn lawmakers to vote against the reproductive health act, which the Governor signed into law last night.
- DREAM Act Passes NY Senate and heads to Governor:
— Sen. Stewart-Cousins (@AndreaSCousins) January 23, 2019
REMINDER: there’s no state funding or aid paying for the #NYDREAMAct. A commission will have to raise the funds to help some undocumented students with their college/university expenses. pic.twitter.com/XslyMxNQzo
— Juan Manuel Benítez (@JuanMaBenitez) January 23, 2019
- Four historic districts in Sunset Park will get landmark consideration (6sqft)
Coney Island’s Shore Theater: not much survives. (Coney Island History project)
Construction is N.Y.C.’s deadliest industry – the cost of the building boom (Commercial Observer)
- “Contractors and developers filed for nearly 166,000 permits last year, according to the Department of Buildings. While that is only a slight dip from a record-setting 2017, it was the first decline since 2009,” Crain’s New York reports.
- Did you get your property tax notice? Folks outside the brownstone belt not happy.
I contacted Mayor Bill de Blasio @NYCMayor
in 2015 about the discrepancy between his home’s assessed value & ours. de Blasio still has not corrected this problem. He and his wife @NYCFirstLady don’t want to pay more! #PayYourFairAmount Mayor and First Lady! #TaleOfTwoCities pic.twitter.com/MrkITyAh50
— Queen of the Click?☕️ (@queenoftheclick) January 23, 2019
- It’s cold, so NYCHA is having heat issues. Again and again and again. If only fuming could warm – Come hell or hot water: NYCHA residents demand heat on coldest day of the year (Daily News)
- “A fringe religious zealot from Brooklyn admitted to The Post on Tuesday that he touched off the controversial face-off outside the Lincoln Memorial by viciously berating a group of Catholic high school students from Kentucky,” New York Post reports.
- A bicyclist who said he was badly hurt when a cop grabbed him as he rode down a street in Canarsie causing him to crash and suffer serious injuries just won a $2.25 million settlement from the city. (NYPost)
- ‘A Hate Contagion’: From School Bathrooms To Parked Cars, Swastikas Surge In NY & NJ Since 2016 Election (Gothamist/WNYC)
Swastikas Everywhere…swastikas are showing up in middle school bathrooms, college dorms, subway cars & public parks…written in marker, silly string, paint & soap…Listen to 1st of 2 parts of my look at the surge in swastikas @WNYC & read @Gothamist https://t.co/L7JegvIAC5
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) January 22, 2019