• Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

    The federal government not only failed to effectively and timely provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but remains ill-equipped to assist distressed business owners in another natural disaster despite reforms that were passed and should have been implemented, according to a scathing [...]

  • Real Estate Fraud Ring Gleaning Illicit Rents From Scores of Properties

    Slow Moving, Multi-Million Dollar Scheme Exploits Post-Recession Vulnerabilities Scammers claim to “short sell” distressed properties for homeowners, but then rent them, delaying or never changing title Original homeowners left with skyrocketing mortgages, utility bills, but no claim to home as properties are [...]

  • Henry Street: Where the Good Times Roll

    Restaurant Owners Fondly Recall Decades in the Community For all the rapid in change in Brooklyn, some streets have delightfully stayed the same. On Henry Street in North Brooklyn Heights, many restaurant owners fondly recall their decades in the community, and the tight bonds [...]

  • Taxi Workers Rally for Signs Advising 25 Years in Prison for Assaulting Drivers (Updated)

    ‘Taxi Driver Protection Act’ Would Require Signs in Taxis and Liveries, Similar to Buses and Subways Update: the Taxi Driver Protection Act passed the full New York City Council Wednesday afternoon. The bill now goes to the Mayor to sign within 30 days, [...]

  • Bed-Stuy Foundation Hosts Star-Studded Benefit

    The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation hosted the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Dinner at the Time Warner Center Monday evening, honoring Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon with a special performance by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele. The evening’s presenters included director Spike [...]

Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

standard Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

The federal government not only failed to effectively and timely provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but remains ill-equipped to assist distressed business owners in another natural disaster despite reforms that were passed and should have been implemented, according to a scathing [...]

An abandoned home in East New York, Brooklyn (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Real Estate Fraud Ring Gleaning Illicit Rents From Scores of Properties

Slow Moving, Multi-Million Dollar Scheme Exploits Post-Recession Vulnerabilities Scammers claim to “short sell” distressed properties for homeowners, but then rent them, delaying or never changing title Original homeowners left with skyrocketing mortgages, utility bills, but no claim to home as properties are [...]

Bed-Stuy Foundation Hosts Star-Studded Benefit

standard Bed-Stuy Foundation Hosts Star-Studded Benefit

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation hosted the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Dinner at the Time Warner Center Monday evening, honoring Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon with a special performance by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele. The evening’s presenters included director Spike [...]

Author & Illustrator Hosts Large-Scale Painting Collaboration Project With Children at BPL

standard Author & Illustrator Hosts Large-Scale Painting Collaboration Project With Children at BPL

Hervé Tullet, the best-selling author and illustrator of Press Here, took his imagination off the page and into the main hall of Brooklyn Public Library. On Sunday, Tullet joined 200 of Brooklyn’s fledgling artists and readers to paint a lively and colorful mural. The event [...]

Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

standard Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

Despite Arrest, No ‘Hate Crime’ Charges Local officials showed mixed reactions after police announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged anti-Semitic attack. While officials were pleased with the arrest, they were also concerned about the failure to charge the suspect [...]