• For Seniors and the Disabled, Free Rides to Pick Up Thanksgiving Meals

    It’s a new “spin” for meals-on-wheels. On Wednesday, Car-sharing startup Car2Go and Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) partnered to provide free car rides for elderly and disabled recipients of BSCAH’s Thanksgiving meal drive. “We are really pleased to be working with the […]

  • At Conference of Hasidic Emissaries, Social Media Leads the Way

    “Selfies.” Hashtags. Live tweeting. Video streaming. A recent gathering of worldwide Hasidic emissaries demonstrated how the Chabad-Lubavitch sect, often at the vanguard of using the internet for religious outreach, has continued to lead the way with its embrace of social media. “Six years ago I sat hunched […]

  • Study to Rezone Empire Boulevard Rescinded, Group Claims

    A request for the City Planning Department to study Empire Boulevard and recommend possible zoning modifications was successfully rescinded in a Community Board vote and should not proceed, a local housing advocacy group claims. New papers submitted in a pending lawsuit by the Movement to Protect […]

  • Protesters Say ‘Loophole’ Allows Unlawful Increases for Low-Income, Rent Stabilized Tenants

    Scores of residents and concerned housing advocates rallied in front of a Schenectady Avenue apartment building Saturday morning to demand protections for low-income tenants who fear they will soon be victims of illegal rent increases due to what they say a loophole in the law. Some 62 low-income families […]

  • Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free Kosher Turkeys in Flatbush

    More than two years after Hurricane Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. Hoping to change that experience, the Food Bank of New York City headed to Flatbush Thursday morning to distribute over 300 […]

At Conference of Hasidic Emissaries, Social Media Leads the Way

standard At Conference of Hasidic Emissaries, Social Media Leads the Way

“Selfies.” Hashtags. Live tweeting. Video streaming. A recent gathering of worldwide Hasidic emissaries demonstrated how the Chabad-Lubavitch sect, often at the vanguard of using the internet for religious outreach, has continued to lead the way with its embrace of social media. “Six years ago I sat hunched […]

Study to Rezone Empire Boulevard Rescinded, Group Claims

standard Study to Rezone Empire Boulevard Rescinded, Group Claims

A request for the City Planning Department to study Empire Boulevard and recommend possible zoning modifications was successfully rescinded in a Community Board vote and should not proceed, a local housing advocacy group claims. New papers submitted in a pending lawsuit by the Movement to Protect […]

Protesters Say ‘Loophole’ Allows Unlawful Increases for Low-Income, Rent Stabilized Tenants

standard Protesters Say ‘Loophole’ Allows Unlawful Increases for Low-Income, Rent Stabilized Tenants

Scores of residents and concerned housing advocates rallied in front of a Schenectady Avenue apartment building Saturday morning to demand protections for low-income tenants who fear they will soon be victims of illegal rent increases due to what they say a loophole in the law. Some 62 low-income families […]

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free Kosher Turkeys in Flatbush

standard Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free Kosher Turkeys in Flatbush

More than two years after Hurricane Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. Hoping to change that experience, the Food Bank of New York City headed to Flatbush Thursday morning to distribute over 300 […]

In Park Slope, Asking Neighbors For Their Views on Guns

standard In Park Slope, Asking Neighbors For Their Views on Guns

The idea began with the kids. Back in September, children in an educational program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture were re-writing constitutional amendments as part of an exercise. When trying to re-word the Second Amendment and thinking through different scenarios involving guns, they […]

Brooklyn College Urged to Cancel Student Palestinian Event Thursday Evening

standard Brooklyn College Urged to Cancel Student Palestinian Event Thursday Evening

Local politicians are asking Brooklyn College to cancel a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) discussion scheduled tomorrow, while civil rights and Arab-American groups believe the event should be allowed to go forward. SJP, a grassroots network of students and recent graduates […]

'CAMBA Gardens' Provides Housing For the Most Vulnerable While Reducing Hospital Costs

standard ‘CAMBA Gardens’ Provides Housing For the Most Vulnerable While Reducing Hospital Costs

At Kings County Hospital, policymakers and affordable housing advocates have teamed up for a win-win solution to reduce emergency room visits and provide modest-rent apartments to the homeless, victims of Superstorm Sandy, and patients with high-level medical needs. Additional units will also be […]

Education Advocates Rally to Save Bushwick Early Learning Center

standard Education Advocates Rally to Save Bushwick Early Learning Center

Elected officials and community leaders called on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to thwart the eviction of a vital Bushwick early learning center Friday morning. The looming ouster of the center is the result of a number of baffling procedural and paperwork errors by the city, and as […]