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

standard Exclusive: 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, never exchanging title with a bona-fide purchaser Original homeowners left with skyrocketing mortgages, utility bills, but no claim to home as properties are shuffled […]

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 […]

Dwayne Nicholson, CB9's new President, tried to calm the audience while Police Officers and District Manager Pearl Miles (seated) look on (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard CB9: Chaos and Cacophony Leave Empire Blvd. Vulnerable and Its Fate Uncertain

A  meeting of Community Board 9 Tuesday evening was rife with acrimony and disorder, interrupted by frequent shouting and protests by the general public concerning the fate of Empire Boulevard, a wide thoroughfare on the border of Crown Heights from Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that remains in a […]

A rendering of the new library by the Hudson Companies (BPL)

standard (UPDATED) Brooklyn Public Library Approves $52 Million Sale of Brooklyn Heights Branch to Developer Hudson Co.

Correction from the BPL: “A number was incorrectly presented at the press briefing this week on the Brooklyn Heights library project. While the height of the building was correctly stated, it actually represents 30 (not 20) stories in the developer’s current proposal. […]

Council Member Vincent Gentile convened a press conference at Borough Hall Monday evening (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Borough “Going Gold” and Selling Vanity Plates to Raise Awareness & Funding for Childhood Cancer

For families afflicted by the cruel menace of childhood cancer, the devastating disease is only compounded by a dearth of funding and dated treatments that are not only painful, but risky. A group of concerned advocates and local officials hope to change that reality, […]

Crews on Bergen Street in Boerum Hill (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Men at Work! DOT, DDC Out in Force on Multiple Streets Across the Borough

It’s been a busy summer for the City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC), whose workers have been tearing up streets in multiple neighborhoods across the borough. Some jobs involve a mere resurfacing, while others entail more complex infrastructural upgrades and repairs. […]