Photo by Jorge Salvador on UnsplashBy Allison Dikanovic and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY. This article was originally published by THE CITY Some 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers are now eligible for help under the historic Excluded Workers Fund established in the state budget. But there are still some more hurdles
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
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.
West Elm Outlet Store at Industry City. Image courtesy of Industry CityBrooklyn’s West Elm opened the company’s first outlet store today, naturally, in Brooklyn. The store joins retailers like Porcelanosa, Design Within Reach, and Restoration Hardware, as well as retail stores by Flavor Paper, Christophe Pourny Studio, cityFoundry,
A hundred years ago, Brooklyn was teeming with mutual savings banks. There was the Brooklyn Savings Bank, the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, the South Brooklyn Savings Bank, the Williamsburg Savings Bank, … but they are all gone. Some went out of business. Others — like Dime and like most giant national
Josue Pierre, Campaign photo.For those who’ve been involved in local Flatbush civic affairs, Josue Pierre is a familiar face. Pierre, a Haitian immigrant, is the Democratic District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District, and a co-founder of the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club. He came to Flatbush as a
Kenya Handy-HilliardKenya Handy-Hilliard is running in a crowded field to replace the 3.5 term councilmember Mathieu Eugene, who is term-limited after almost 15 years in office. There are currently 12 candidates vying for the seat to represent Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, and Ditmas Park in City Council, and Handy-Hilliard
Edwin Raymond. (Photo via Raymond)A top candidate for Brooklyn’s 40th City Council District lived outside the district’s boundaries until last month, despite running to represent Flatbush since last June. Edwin Raymond, who is running to represent the 40th City Council District (Flatbush, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park), confirmed
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on UnsplashReema Amin, Chalkbeat New York As New York City approaches its year anniversary of remote schooling — an experience marred for many by spotty internet connections — officials are now taking steps to establish affordable broadband access. The move, however, won’t help students this school year.
Megan Alyssa Leyesa with nursing staff. Courtesy of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island.The pandemic has added a new layer of meaning to this year’s NYC Health + Hospitals Nursing Excellence Awards. “Our annual Nursing Excellence Awards, set against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, honors the tireless work
Candidates for Brooklyn judgeships logged on to a virtual forum Tuesday night to introduce themselves to voters. In the process, they provided a glimpse into some of the complex back-room dealings that underpin judicial elections in New York. The forum, organized by the Brooklyn Young Democrats and Central Brooklyn Independent
Hemalee Patel at a political event in 2020. Liena Zagare/BklynerLast week, the city’s Board of Elections named Brooklyn attorney Hemalee Patel as its new General Counsel, replacing scandal-laden Steve Richman as the Board’s top lawyer. The BOE’s appointment of Patel, a 20-year court system veteran who
L-R Top row: West, Hanif, Schneider; bottom row: Haq, Krebs, ReinCandidates for Brooklyn’s Council District 39 (Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace) gathered virtually Thursday night to talk about issues ranging from the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus rezoning to school reopenings and composting. At a forum hosted
Councilmember Roberty Cornegy (D-Brooklyn) calls for greater police accountability during a press conference in Foley Square, June 2, 2020. | Ben Fractenberg/THE CITYClaudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY. This article was originally published by THE CITY Employees were asked for campaign work and contributions — both banned under ethics rules — a former