NYPD Chief John Chell in a picture celebrating a previous promotion, dated May 3, 2019. | @NYPD84Pct / TwitterBy Eileen Grench, THE CITY. This article was originally published [https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/4/15/22386871/nypd-accidental-killers-rise-to-brooklyn-chief-questioned] by THE CITY [https://www.thecity.nyc/] Mayor Bill de Blasio this week weighed in
Kathleen, a survivor of gun violence, speaks at the Van Dyke Community Center on Friday, April 9. Mukta Ahmad/BklynerFollowing the fatal shooting at the Van Dyke Houses [/four-dead-in-tragic-van-dyke-houses-shooting/] that left a nine-year-old orphaned, community organizations from Brownsville and around New York gathered at the Van Dyke Community Center to
Cleveland Smillie, also known as Jah Hammed. (Image courtesy of Quardean Lewis-Allen/Youth Design Center)Cleveland Smillie, a laid-back Jamaican reggae singer known as Jah Hammed whose beloved Brownsville bike shop anchored the corner of Pitkin Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard for nearly 40 years, passed away earlier this month.
Daniel Murphy, executive director of the Pitkin Avenue BID, at the Pitkin Avenue Halloween Parade in 2017. (Image provided by Murphy)After more than ten years in the job, Daniel Murphy has left his role as the executive director of the Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District [https://www.pitkinavenue.nyc/
Calvary Unified Freewill Baptist Church at 1520 Herkimer Street in Brownsville. Liena Zagare/BklynerA Brownsville church congregation has sued its long-time former pastor in Brooklyn Supreme Court, demanding he repays over half a million dollars he allegedly embezzled from the sale of the church parking lot in order to buy
The newly-renovated Betsy Head Park. (Image: Pavel Bendov/ABB)After a multi-year, $30 million upgrade, Brownsville’s Betsy Head Park [https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/betsy-head-memorial-playground] has opened to the public with a new event space, athletic fields and a parkour fitness course for teenagers. The redesign of the 10.
Brownsville resident Debra King uses the oven to help heat her home because the boiler in her building has not been working, Jan. 25, 2021. | Ben Fractenberg/THE CITYBy Gabriel Sandoval, THE CITY. This article was originally published [https://www.thecity.nyc/housing/2021/2/1/22257006/freezing-brooklyn-tenants-still-waiting] by THE
NYPD Deputy Inspector Craig Edelman (middle) makes an appearance in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2021 State of the City video. Screengrab/NYC Mayor’s Office/YouTube By Greg B. Smith and Eileen Grench, THE CITY. This article was originally published [https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/2/1/22261453/nypd-brutality-video-de-blasio-precinct-reform-slideshow]
Community Education Council 23 [http://www.d23rising.nyc/] (CEC23) which covers Brownsville, Ocean Hill, and parts of East New York, has only four members out of six required to have a quorum and thus find themselves in the peculiar position of being unable to even restore quorum. The Schools Chancellor
Amidst the well-documented increase in gun violence across New York City last year, one area stood out: the NYPD’s 75th Precinct, which includes the neighborhoods of East New York and Cypress Hills, had both the most shooting incidents and the highest number of police misconduct complaints [/what-will-it-take-to-fix-the-citys-most-troubled-police-precinct/] of anywhere
CECs, which are part of the Department of Education’s governmental structure, are meant to be the parent advocates for their districts. The Councils are “charged with promoting student achievement, advising and commenting on educational policies, and providing input to the chancellor and the Panel for Educational Policy,” [https://www.
Ben Fractenberg/THE CITYBy Yoav Gonen and Eileen Grench, THE CITY. This article was originally published [https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/1/3/22211709/nypd-cops-brooklyn-brownsville-experiment-defund-police] by THE CITY [https://www.thecity.nyc/] A Brooklyn community’s experiment to deal with a longstanding crime hotspot in a busy commercial corridor took
Photo by Bill Oxford [https://unsplash.com/@bill_oxford?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/gavel?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] MIDWOOD – An attorney was arraigned on an indictment in which he is charged with stealing
BROWNSVILLE – Police are asking for help finding 14-year-old Kayla Gonzalez, who has been missing since Wednesday, November 11. Photo of Kayla Gonzalez. Courtesy of DCPI.Gonzalez was last seen leaving her residence around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Brownsville. Cops say Gonzalez is a Hispanic girl, approximately 5’
Photo by David von Diemar [https://unsplash.com/@davidvondiemar?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/police-tape?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] BROWNSVILLE – Last month, a 29-year-old man was riding his motorcycle when it collided with an
Photo by David von Diemar [https://unsplash.com/@davidvondiemar?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/police-tape?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] BROWNSVILLE – A 45-year-old woman was fatally shot this morning just before 5:45 a.m.
Over 100 residents in Brownsville wait for bags of fresh produce on a ‘pantry day’ at the Salvation Army. Denny Jacob/BklynerOver 100 people lined up outside the Salvation Army Brooklyn Brownsville Corps Community Center on a recent Friday as workers handed out plastic bags filled with fresh produce. Nearly
Charles Joyner’s guiding principles for reopening the Amboy Neighborhood Garden in Brownsville are simple. “All you need is hands, effort, and a desire to want to help the community,” he says. The work of Joyner, Tammy Hall, and a few dozen other volunteers culminated in the Amboy Neighborhood Garden
Papergirl-Brooklyn installing the Bushwick exhibit at Mayday Space. Courtesy of Lanna Apisukh.The team behind Papergirl-Brooklyn [https://www.papergirlbk.com/], an interactive art project currently on display in six Brooklyn neighborhoods, believe that art needs to be more accessible. The project brings together work by 80 artists from ten countries.