NYPD Deputy Inspector Rohan Griffith. (Image: NYPD)The New York Police Department has chosen a new leader for one of the borough’s most troubled precincts, months after announcing that his controversy-laden predecessor would be re-assigned. Deputy Inspector Rohan Griffith is the new commanding officer for the 75th Precinct, which
Image: NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Hank Gutman at a press event on Conduit Boulevard on Monday, May 10th. (Image: NYC DOT)The city is lowering the speed limit on a major eastern Brooklyn thoroughfare in an attempt to reduce crashes and save lives. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this
75th Precinct Commanding Officer John Mastronardi (Image: NYPD)The head of one of Brooklyn’s most troubled police precincts will be transferred to another post after protests from community activists. Inspector John Mastronardi, commanding officer in East New York’s 75th Precinct, will be moved elsewhere in the Chief of
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 Mika Baumeister on UnsplashBy Reema Amin, Originally published on Chalkbeat New York The incident raises questions about potential holes in the city’s contact tracing infrastructure. A Brooklyn elementary school student tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days before the school community learned the child’s results, according
Houses on Drew Street. Liena Zagare/BklynerBy Afiya Lahens, Niani Taylor and Albert Scott Jr. In 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States with hopes and promises of a better tomorrow. Many naively believed Obama’s election single handedly ended racism and the American dream was truly
Even though the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) closed its physical doors due to coronavirus on March 16, it has continued to provide a critical resource for local communities, offering free digital books, compiling reading lists, holding essay competitions for teenagers and connecting with its youngest patrons over virtual story time.
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerThe New York State presidential primary election is scheduled for April 28. That would be less than a week before the projected peak of the Coronavirus crisis in New York, according to predictions by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this week. Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio have
Jonathan Joseph, courtesy of NYPD.CYPRESS HILLS — The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen. Jonathan Joseph, a 13-year-old boy, was last seen leaving his residence on Mckinley Avenue near Sheridan Avenue in Cypress Hills, on Tuesday, March 3, around 6 p.
Darma Diaz. Photo by Jonathan Ortiz.At the end of January, Rafael Espinal suddenly resigned as Councilmember representing the 37th district, which serves Cypress Hills, Bushwick, Brownsville, Ocean Hill and East New York, before finishing his limited term ending in December of 2021. A special election for Espinal’s seat