A meal hub in NYC. (Photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)BROOKLYN – Two years ago, the city launched a halal and kosher school lunch pilot program. The pilot, which Council Member Chaim Deutsch and then-Council Member Rafael Espinal secured $1 million in the City Council budget for, started in April
“We need smart public investment and outside-the-box thinking to meet this moment. It’s time for a comprehensive strategy to infuse local economies with aid, provide tax relief to small businesses, cut red tape, and modernize our infrastructure to support New Yorkers working and raising families in our new normal,
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
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerCROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH – The 9th Congressional District is one of the “hard to count” districts for the census in the United States. Folks don’t return questionnaires, they say, and don’t open doors. Local politicians – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson as
Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference outside Ingersoll Houses in Fort Green (Image by Sam Raskin/Bklyner)FORT GREENE — The city’s housing authority has been ‘botching’ maintenance of its buildings’ roofs, Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday. “NYCHA wasted millions and has put tens of millions of dollars at
KENSINGTON/BORO PARK – In a report studying internet access in various neighborhoods across the city ahead of the 2020 census that will mostly be conducted online, Kensington and Boro Park are in the top five lacking access to the internet. According to NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s analysis, [https://comptroller.
UPDATE: The ICE raids that were expected two weeks ago were postponed. Instead, they will be taking place this Sunday, July 14. Stay safe and know your rights (we provided them below). BROOKLYN – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be conducting raids, arresting, and deporting undocumented immigrants
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided to currently block a question on the 2020 census that asks for citizenship status. “The reasoned explanation requirement of administrative law, after all, is meant to ensure that agencies offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerGERRITSEN BEACH – “Drag queens are robbing children of their innocence,” people shouted outside the Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn Public Library branch on Thursday. Inside, a small room was packed with children listening to a drag queen read It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr. Everyone was
Image via Sam Raskin/ BklynerBROOKLYN HEIGHTS— There aren’t enough child care centers for residents of low-income areas of the city, Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday while talking up his plan—which, if implemented, would subsidize child care for many New Yorkers— to child care providers and advocates. Stringer met
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Several hundreds of people gathered on the beautiful Brooklyn Heights Promenade in the freezing cold to rally against the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to turn the historic Promenade into a six-lane highway while repairing the deteriorating Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). Last September, the DOT
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.
MTA riders experienced another nightmare commute Tuesday evening when signal problems at DeKalb Avenue once again [/signal-problems-dekalb-affecting-b-d-n-q-r-trains/] caused major backups, service changes, and headaches. At least one MTA train was stuck on the Manhattan Bridge for approximately half an hour yesterday evening, July 11, NBC New York [http://www.nbcnewyork.
Sirens Women’s Motorcycle Club, one of the 21st Annual Brooklyn Pride Parade’s Grand MarshalsSirens Women’s Motorcycle Club, one of the 21st Annual Brooklyn Pride Parade’s Grand Marshals21st Annual Brooklyn Pride Parade, Photo by Nathan Haselby21st Annual Brooklyn Pride Parade, Grand Marshal Ron BBrooklyn Pride Parade, Grand
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
Photo courtesy of Kate CuccoAt a press conference today, Kate Cucco [/five-qs-kate-cucco-democratic-candidate-state-assembly-46th-district/#.V7y575MrI9c] , who is challenging Assemblywoman Pamela Harris for the 46th Assembly District seat, along with state committee candidates Chris McCreight and Brigitte Purvis [/32029/#.V7y605MrI9c], called on the developers behind the 42-story tower coming to Coney Island [/coney-island-residents-demand-answers-developers-proposed-40-story-tower/
Comptroller Scott Stringer (Courtesy of Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office) Comptroller Scott Stringer will be taking our queries at his southern Brooklyn town hall [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2016/07/comptroller-host-town-hall-aquarium-august/#.V6OmANArIU0] in Coney Island tonight and we looked into how folks can tune in and ask him questions. The
Comptroller Scott Stringer (Courtesy of Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office) Comptroller Scott Stringer will be taking our queries at his southern Brooklyn town hall [/comptroller-host-town-hall-aquarium-august/#.V6OmANArIU0] in Coney Island tonight and we looked into how folks can tune in and ask him questions. The goal of the event, which takes
Comptroller Scott Stringer (Photo via Scott Stringer/Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/scottstringernyc/?fref=ts])New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30pm, at the New York Aquarium [https://nyaquarium.com/] to discuss ways to improve City services
Photo via Link576/FlickrCity Councilman Mark Treyger recently penned a letter asking Comptroller Scott Stringer to consider amending city fiscal guidelines for the purpose of allowing city council members to use capital funding allocations to pay for air conditioner units in the city’s public schools. Citing the numerous requests