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
The first formal poll of the Brooklyn Borough President’s race shows Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Robert Cornegy Jr. on top in a tight race where several candidates polled within the margin of error and half of surveyed voters remain undecided. The poll, conducted by Benenson Strategy Group on
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 that left a nine-year-old orphaned, community organizations from Brownsville and around New York gathered at the Van Dyke Community Center to support
Central Brooklyn. Liena Zagare/BklynerBy Michelle Neugebauer To create a fairer, more equitable New York, our next mayor needs to address Brooklyn’s affordable housing crisis. It is a dire situation: the median monthly asking monthly rent in the borough is $2,395, despite a pandemic-driven drop in median rent.
The New York City Police Department has arrested Joseph Russo, 27, of 76th Street in Brooklyn and charged him with Assault as a Hate Crime and Aggravated Harassment as a Hate Crime in the following incident. document.createElement('video'); https://bklyner.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/bklyner/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/
Meisha Ross Porter at City Hall. By Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography OfficeBy Reema Amin and Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat New York Two unrelated cases of coronavirus among staff and students will no longer trigger building closures for New York City schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. Starting Monday, individual schools
Blackout in Mill Basin, 2019. Todd Maisel/BklynerBy Nicholas Boni It’s time for Brooklyn to take its power back. Our borough’s power grid is in shambles. Blackouts are as common as summer heat waves. Utility rates are astronomical, erratic, and ever-increasing. The East River, the Gowanus Canal, and
NYCHA vaccination site at Nostrand Houses in Brooklyn on Friday, February 12, 2021. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography OfficeBy Brian Benjamin, Roxanne Persaud, and Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD New York City is one of the most racially diverse cities in the world – it’s what makes our city incomparable to all
A two-part panel on low-income entrepreneurship in Brooklyn organized by the Center for an Urban Future included LaToya Meaders from Collective Fare, Camille Newman from the Brooklyn Women’s Business Center, Chymeka Olfonse from BUILD NYC, La-Shawn Allen-Muhammad from the Central Brooklyn EDC and Ras Omeil Morgan from iaRas iTal.
Governor Cuomo. Darren McGee- Office of Governor Andrew CuomoGovernor Cuomo announced today that New Yorkers over the age of 30 will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting tomorrow. In addition, on April 6, residents over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine, making eligibility universally
Meisha Porter, New York City Schools Chancellor. Image courtesy of NYC Department of Education.By Meisha Porter, New York City Schools Chancellor This week, I began leading the nation’s largest public school system. A school system that serves more than 1 million students—including, many years ago, me! I
Last week’s rally. Courtesy of Jimmy LiBrooklyn’s elected officials and community leaders reacted with sadness, frustration and anger after news broke that multiple spas in the Atlanta area were targeted in shootings on Tuesday that claimed the lives of eight people, six of them of Asian descent. The