Carlos Menchaca. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)NEW YORK CITY – Another Brooklynite has joined the race for mayor. This morning, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, who has served City Council District 38—which includes Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park— for seven
De Blasio at the press conference this morning when he announced the furloughs. (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)Over 9,000 managerial and unrepresented city employees will be furloughed for five days between October and March in an effort to save the city $21 million, Mayor Bill de Blasio
Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography OfficeBROOKLYN – At the end of May, it was announced that through a federal relief effort, the state was approved to disperse the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT. The sweeping program [https://otda.ny.gov/news/2020/2020-05-12.asp] would automatically send families the
Image via californialabor [https://www.instagram.com/p/BJyM7kqBSNH/?tagged=rosietheriveter&hl=en]Happy Labor Day! We hope all our readers enjoy the final weekend of the summer. If you’re sticking around the area, here’s some information from the city [http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/4321/labor-day-information]
Since taking office in 2014, Mayor de Blasio has made diversity a central focus of his administration. There have been diversity initiatives in agencies ranging from the Department of Cultural Affairs to the Department of Education and others. It’s no different at New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
Last June, we told you about Ticket Wiper [/ticketwiper-new-app-help-fight-nyc-parking-tickets/], an app that helps you challenge NYC parking tickets. Since it’s been almost a year, we wanted to follow up and see how things are going. “It’s going great. We’re getting busier and busier. The word is getting
Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882 (Source: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Labor_Day_in_the_United_States#/media/File:Labor_Day_New_York_1882.jpg] )Happy Labor Day! We hope all our readers enjoy a final summer sendoff this holiday weekend. If
(Mosquito — identified as an “ochlerotatus notoscriptus.”) Photo: JJ Harrison [http://firstname.lastname@example.org] via Wikimedia Commons.The City’s Health Department confirmed yesterday that a Brooklyn man has been diagnosed with the year’s first human case of West Nile virus. The man, who has developed encephalitis [http://www.mayoclinic.
Europe’s largest business incubator is headed to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to open its first U.S. flagship and is expected to create 500 jobs for New Yorkers, the city announced Wednesday. The Netherlands-based B. Amsterdam [http://b-buildingbusiness.com/amsterdam/home/] would grant New York entrepreneurs looking to expand
New York City’s first baby of 2016 was born exactly midnight on January 1, at Coney Island Hospital — earning the tiny boy the title of first American baby of the year, reports [http://abcnews.go.com/US/newborns-vie-title-baby-born-2016/story?id=36048209] ABC News. Zayden Noel, born to mother Stephanie
The holiday season brings, not just joy and goodwill, but also lots of germs, thanks to the weather and many people hanging out together in confined spaces. So, naturally, flu season has also started [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0012qfS-rEa1DKlPUDbOUBHquL3zyzpG1jmm6ZrQMkCkj7lTBpRhtpu-IAqW4IO_SEL1PAkWq-ttVcDtQjwT-JoABc4UM0rF9AwkPdTzFWdF4PDT1hIHLQleU1ugPUnC9ZBeaMSOf0slLiW9PMBHlXgsqDfqMDSM6KT8lOCvkh3jtWK1NZtQgQt0_Y828i3hIR6qqDYHF5QzXHX7Bv2KX5A3BrOL-SQyNbb&c=Wf3TapL-YW7Sug60zUHsd7aPhmPIDYSoRM1Iqzfew
Christine Bush/Park Slope StoopHello, Christmas! If you plan to celebrate outside of Park Slope enjoy safe travels and good weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, note that Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, is not an official city holiday, so all city government offices, including courts, are open.
Courtesy Union Hall [https://www.facebook.com/events/889660317784062/]The week of Christmas is here! If you’re sticking around the Slope and looking for adventure, we’ve got everything from winter parades and dueling parties, to klezmer and holiday beer to keep you and the family entertained. Here are
4th of July Fireworks. (Photo: Anthony Quintano [https://www.flickr.com/photos/quintanomedia/] / Flickr)Break out the buns, franks, and firework — the Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner. If you’re sticking around the city to see the Macy’s fireworks display [http://social.macys.com/fireworks/