Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Residents Fear Return of Bar Plagued by Violent Incidents and Lewd Conduct

standard Residents Fear Return of Bar Plagued by Violent Incidents and Lewd Conduct

Residents on the border of Kensington and Borough Park fear the return of a raucous nightclub attracting clientele prone to incidents of street violence and lewd conduct, including stabbings, tire slashings, defecation on nearby residential stoops and fornication in the backyard bushes of local houses of […]

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 […]

Has Curtailment of "Stop-and-Frisk" Caused Ditmas Park's Rising Crime?

standard Has Curtailment of “Stop-and-Frisk” Caused Ditmas Park’s Rising Crime?

With a rising crime wave sweeping Ditmas Park, many residents have become guarded, and police are out in force. Some residents have speculated that striking economic inequality plus a wave of new, wealthier arrivals to the area have triggered crime. But lifelong resident Jonathan J. Judge, […]

Looking north from southbound platform of en:Ditmas Avenue (IND Culver Line) as F train descends into tunnel (Wikimedia Commons via Jim Henderson)

standard Coalition Urging MTA to Restore “Express” F Train Service

A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. The correspondence, which was signed by a bipartisan group of fourteen city, state […]