Mayor de Blasio with Council Member Cornegy, clergy, and community members on a walk through Bed-Stuy. (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) BROOKLYN – The Mayor announced a new Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention plan today after an uptick in shootings. This comes after a weekend of violence across the city, which
The Mayor, Councilmember Cornegy and Borough President Adams spoke at the groundbreaking of the new Marcy Community Center (Via Mayor de Blasio’s Office) BED-STUY – For the first time in more than twenty years, residents of the Marcy Houses in Bed-Stuy will have a community center. Yesterday, Councilmember Robert Cornegy,
There were an estimated two million rats [http://www.businessinsider.com/how-many-rats-are-there-in-nyc-2014-11] living in New York City in 2014, and according to a recent study released by RentHop [https://www.renthop.com/studies/nyc/rats-continue-to-thrive-in-new-york-city-especially-during-summer] the number of sightings have been increasing each year. Via brooklyn-usa.org [http://www.brooklyn-usa.
On a wet Sunday morning, neighbors and elected officials demonstrated their support for Kevin Flores’s family. (Greg Lewis/BKLYNER)UPDATE (1/30/18): A Go Fund Me page has been started [https://www.gofundme.com/supportthefamilyofkevinflores] to assist Kevin’s family with the cost of funeral arrangements BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – Dozens
Decatur Street (Photo: Greg Lewis/BKLYNER).BEDFORD STUYVESANT – Residents are calling for speed bumps to be installed on Decatur Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Patchen Avenues, and a petition shared by the Decatur Street Block Association [https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SpeedHumpsOnDecaturStreet] that has garnered close to 100 signatures.
BED-STUY – Last week, the CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Gregory Calliste, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the hospital’s first comprehensive health center dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients. L-R: Edward Fishkin, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull; NYS
Dancers tore up the lighted floor while celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever” (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)BAY RIDGE – While bitter cold struck the borough last night, a disco inferno was burning in Bay Ridge, with a one-night-only recreation the the 2001 Space Odyssey Nightclub, which was featured in
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Robert Cornegy call for street safety for all following a cyclist death on July 13, 2015. (Photo by Fort Greene Focus.)Following the tragic death this Monday of a bicyclist by an out-of-control driver [/blog/2015/07/13/cyclist-killed-by-out-of-control-suv-near-barclays-center-early-this-morning/] who also hit two
Photo courtesy of IDNYC [http://www.nyc.gov/IDNYC].Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito launched the country’s largest municipal identification program [http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/021-15/mayor-bill-de-blasio-council-speaker-melissa-mark-viverito-launch-idnyc-country-s-most] this morning – and residents from all five boroughs can now apply for an ID card