A fallen tree in Bensonhurst after Hurricane Sandy hit the city. (Photo via Mike/Flickr Creative Commons) [https://flic.kr/p/dq1M8J]BROOKLYN – Today marks eight years since Hurricane Sandy crashed into New York City’s shoreline. It caused 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation. [http://www.nyc.
Healthcare workers at Coney Island Hospital were treated today to 500 meals from Nick’s Lobster House. The record-breaking donation, the largest the hospital has received during the virus, was made by local attorney and community advocate Priscilla Consolo. Consolo was treated by the staff in the emergency department in
Hurricane Sandy.Hurricane Sandy slammed into Brooklyn in 2012. It caused 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation. [http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/downloads/pdf/final_report/Ch_1_SandyImpacts_FINAL_singles.pdf] Seven years later, the effects of the storm still linger. Though much work was done
By Zipporah Osei and Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat The school year ended in New York City for most students and their families on Wednesday, but debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remained conspicuously unresolved. Dueling afternoon protests erupted
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza talks about Meatless Monday change in menu. Todd Maisel/BklynerAfter a letter signed by three Brooklyn politicians put the schools chancellor on blast, progressive lawmakers came to his defense on Monday, again bringing the fissures among Brooklyn officials on education to the fore. “We need a
The intersection where Elnur was killed. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BATH BEACH – Just last month, three-year-old Emur Shavkator was riding his scooter, when a van struck and killed him at the dangerous intersection. Now, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved a traffic light to be installed in November. On
The Ocean Queen Rockstar, a 350-passenger ferry and the latest addition to the NYC fleet (Via NYC EDC)CONEY ISLAND — City Councilman Mark Treyger wants ferry service fares reduced for students enrolled in New York City schools. Treyger, who chairs the council’s Committee on Education, will introduce the bill
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerSHEEPSHEAD BAY – “We are at the scene of a hate crime massacre,” Council Member Mark Treyger said. “Make no mistake, a hate crime massacre.” Elected officials and community members gathered outside Seaport Buffet, where a hammer attack ten days ago resulted in deaths of three people. Though
Art work by ulie Peppito (Photo: Liena Zagare/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – Council Members Mark Treyger and Justin Brannan– who are literally district neighbors– each introduced a new bill this week to allow for interpreters in poll sites. The only difference? Brannan’s bill [https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=
Photo via NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island.A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marked the opening of the Outpatient Diagnostic Center/Women’s Health suite at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island on Wednesday, August 23. “The opening of the Outpatient Diagnostic Center/Women’s Health imaging suite demonstrates our commitment to continue
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBENSONHURST – In response to the profane anti-Chinese graffiti found outside several businesses along 86th Street over the weekend, a rally was held Monday morning to denounce hate and call on the NYPD to investigate the incidents as hate crimes. “Let me be very clear. This is one
CADMAN PLAZA – Thousands of people marched from Foley Square in lower Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza on Saturday, June 30 to demand that the Trump administration end family separation at the border. The “zero tolerance” policy, introduced by Trump, calls for the prosecution of anyone who illegally
In a 5-4 decision [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/politics/supreme-court-trump-travel-ban.html] , the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s third travel ban—also referred to as the “Muslim ban”—is indeed lawful. The ban restricts entries from Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela.
Pamela HarrisCONEY ISLAND – The embattled Assemblymember Pamela Harris has resigned. Harris represented the 46th Assembly district which includesBay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Gravesend and Sea Gate.Reportedly, Harris submitted her letter of resignation to Speaker Carl E. Heastie yesterday. The former assemblymember is accused of misappropriating city and
Local politicians responded to the President of the United States referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shithole countries”. Just yesterday, President Donald Trump was reported by the Washington Post [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-attacks-protections-for-immigrants-from-shithole-countries-in-oval-office-meeting/2018/01/11/bfc0725c-f711-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html?utm_term=.7a2cf439a92d] to have said:
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.It was a brisk morning on Sunday when a crowd of outraged Brooklynites rallied on the corner of Avenue J against the new prohibition of right turns at certain key intersections on Ocean Parkway. The “Save Ocean Parkway” protest was organized by State Assemblymember
Source: katerha via flickrLast week stores citywide began receiving the first official notices reminding them that, as of February 15, 2017, they will need to charge customers five cents for all plastic bags. The notice reads, as per a photo of it published in the Brooklyn Eagle [http://www.brooklyneagle.