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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 […]

Private 'Campus' Roadway for Medgar Evers College Scaled Back

standard Private ‘Campus’ Roadway for Medgar Evers College Scaled Back

Crown Street to Remain Open to Public Officials at Medgar Evers college have partially retreated on plans to convert a public roadway into a campus-style plaza, according to community leaders who opposed the measure. Crown Street, between Bedford and Franklin Avenues, is also known […]

'The Intern' Brings Rats, Trash, and Congestion to Cheever Place--Or Not at All

standard ‘The Intern’ Brings Rats, Trash, and Congestion to Cheever Place–Or Not at All

“The Intern,” an upcoming comedy currently filming on Cheever Place, has already received mixed reviews. At least one resident reported excessive garbage and rats, presumably as a result of film crews eating on nearby stoops. But other block-dwellers pointed to many home renovations on the […]

Amalgamated Bank Helps "Rock the Vote" in NYC With Voter Registration, Events at Branches

standard Amalgamated Bank Helps “Rock the Vote” in NYC With Voter Registration, Events at Branches

Special Guest Appearances, Advertising Campaign and “Donate the Change” Program Mark Additional New Voter Outreach Efforts Amid increased efforts to restrict voting rights in states across the country, Amalgamated Bank and Rock the Vote announced today the launch of a new effort aimed at encouraging New Yorkers to […]

In Williamsburg, Trickle of Chain Stores Gives Way to a Flood

standard In Williamsburg, Trickle of Chain Stores Gives Way to a Flood

The lettering was subtle, the colors muted, soft. J. Crew’s signage on its new Wythe Avenue storefront, like the run-up to its opening over the weekend, involved many careful steps to avoid too much attention or any ostentatious displays. The clothing store has been “collaborating with local artisans […]

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 […]

1785 Bedford Avenue (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Over a Dozen ‘Violent’ Sex Offenders Residing in Unmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Building

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents were alarmed to discover that a nondescript, unmarked building in their neighborhood has been home to over a dozen violent sex offenders. 1785 Bedford Avenue, between Sterling St. and Lefferts Ave., began housing the dangerous residents about two years ago. […]

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, […]