At a march against gun violence in 2018. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – Violence in the borough has increased compared to last year. A one-year-old was murdered at a cookout in July. A 20-year-old tourist was killed by a stray bullet over the weekend. Residents have had enough. Throughout NYC,
A NYCHA worker cleans up the second floor of the William Reid Apartments. Ben Brachfeld/BklynerEAST FLATBUSH – Residents of a large East Flatbush NYCHA building for seniors lived on a severely fire-damaged floor for nearly two months, until a tweet from State Senator Zellnor Myrie prompted NYCHA into quick action.
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
State Senator Zellnor Myrie speaks at a press conference outside his office (Image by Sam Raskin/ Bklyner)PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday. While announcing the allocation of hundreds of thousands in state funds to neighborhood-based anti-gun violence
Assembly Member Diana Richardson and State Senator Zellnor Myrie at a press conference outside 245 Hawthorne Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens (Image by Sam Raskin/ Bklyner)PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Residents of a block in Prospect Lefferts Gardens still lack full power nearly two days after the weekend heat wave-induced Con
State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson embrace during Myrie’s inauguration at SUNY Downstate in East Flatbush (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)CROWN HEIGHTS—Local lawmakers are urging the governor to sign a bill that will add Medgar Evers College to the names of two central Brooklyn subway stops.
State Sen.Zellnor Myrie at his in-district inauguration with his mother Marcelina Cummings and State Sen. Michael Gianaris (Screenshot: Myrie’s live Twitter stream)EAST FLATBUSH – State Sen. Zellnor Myrie, who along with several other freshman senators defeated former Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) incumbents, celebrated his inauguration in East Flatbush
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)CROWN HEIGHTS – State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie announced on Thursday a six-person transition steering committee ahead of his January 9 swearing-in. The transition team will advise Myrie on staffing and the organization of both the Brooklyn and Albany offices. The crew will also help
Democratic challenger Zellnor Myrie addressing Brooklyn residents (Via ZellnorForStateSenate)Today, Zellnor Myrie, a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 20th District State Senate seat challenged incumbent Senator Jesse Hamilton to a series of debates across the district. The 20th district primarily covers Crown Heights and East Flatbush, but ranges