WILLIAMSBURG/GREENPOINT — A few months since the audit of three Greenpoint and Williamsburg postal offices by the United States Postal Service Inspector General revealed numerous chronic issues with mail delivery [/postal-office-delay/], few of the issues seem to have been resolved. The Audit The audit took place in 2019 and found
Source: NYC.GOVIn the wake of a report [/three-structurally-unsound-belt-parkway-bridges-are-also-most-heavily-travelled/] that found several heavily utilized bridges in our area to be structurally unsound, Councilman Vincent Gentile has declared support for a plan that would tax overseas company profits to fund the at-risk federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) – which sponsors a large
Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte at her inauguration.When Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Rodneyse-Bichotte/] was 10 years old, she was hit by a car barreling around the corner at E. 45th Street and Farragut Road. The accident left her bedridden and reliant on the help of a
Photo by Jesse CoburnBy Jesse Coburn Mayor Bill de Blasio called the day “transcendent.” Senator Charles Schumer predicted “a glorious future” for the neighborhood. Shola Olatoye [http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/about/bio-chair-shola-olatoye.shtml] of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) dubbed the plans “a triumph.” They
Example of a greenstreet on a median. Source: NYC ParksThe Department of Interior is sending $990,000 to the New York City Parks Department to create approximately 14 greenstreets throughout Brighton Beach, intended to help dry out the streets in a future flood, as part of the Sandy Coastal Resiliency
ClimateCentral.org built this map, predicting the risk posed by storm surges of various heights. This shows a 10′ surge.The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), the federal government’s weather sleuths, will soon launch storm surge warning maps to help highlight the specific areas vulnerable to flooding in
Coney Island public houses have broken down on the winter’s coldest days (Source: forum.skyscraperpage.com)After struggling through mid-winter breakdowns of heating equipment, residents of the 110 New York City Housing Authority buildings damaged in Superstorm Sandy are set to get some relief within the next six months
Design of the new elevated comfort stations. The ramps and stairs are designed to detach in the case of an extreme weather event. (Source: NYC Parks)A group of long-time Brighton Beach advocates seized the opportunity of Monday night’s hearing about the Oceana comfort stations, telling the Parks Department
Source: aresauburn via flickrSenator Charles Schumer sent a message to anxious New Yorkers, still waiting to receive repairs and funds for their Superstorm Sandy devastated homes: the money is coming. Newsday is reporting [http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/sandy-aid-money-to-increase-says-schumer-1.6328784] that Schumer promised that the city will receive $6.
Source: atomische via flickr.comThe New York Times published an editorial [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/opinion/the-price-of-made-in-china.html] by economist Peter Navarro that admonishes the MTA for using Chinese steel products in a key portion of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge [/mta-pushing-ahead-with-plan-to-use-chinese-steel-on-verrazano-deck-project/] restoration project. Navarro, who is a professor
The forces of stupidity were held at bay as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reversed their plan to allow pocket knives on airplanes. Bloomberg is reporting [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-05/tsa-keeps-knife-ban-after-protests-from-airline-ceos.html] that the agency altered its plans to allow pocket knives on airplanes after feeling
Source: FacebookIn an effort to display some bipartisanship, Congressman Michael Grimm has joined forces with Senator Charles Schumer to co-sponsor a bill that aims to shore up the physician shortage plaguing the country, according to a report [http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/bipartisan_bill_in_congress_
The Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline (CARP) delivered petitions with 5,000 signatures to Senator Charles Schumer’s Manhattan office Tuesday as members of the environmental group push for a presidential veto of the project. Although the House and the Senate passed the bill [/pipeline-bill-passes-pipeline-will-be-constructed-in-jamaica-bay/] authorizing a gas pipeline to
Councilman Lew Fidler held a press conference on Avenue J today, joined by Charles Schumer, to announce that the Democratic U.S. Senator is endorsing Fidler in the race to replace State Senator Carl Kruger. But Fidler took a moment during the presser to address the ongoing coverage [/storobin-demands-fidler-apologize-for-white-supremacist-remarks-fidler-doubles-down/] of
Chuck Schumer in the 1960s, competing for James Madison High School on the It's Academic television quiz show.U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is keeping busy with important national business these days. Just this week, he has demanded an investigation into possible gas price fixing by oil companies [http://www.
Senator Charles Schumer, a Park Slope resident, wrote an article for Huffington Post about his life-long love affair with biking through our borough. > Starting in Brighton Beach and riding north through Brooklyn, always reminds me what makes this borough so special. As I watch the neighborhood go from predominantly Russian,