City Council

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, […]

Council Member Laurie Cumbo (Podium) announcing new funding initiatives with supporters at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Monday “Fund”-Day! Millions in New Allocations for Arts & Education Announced Across Borough

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs were announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed […]

At Haitan Flag Day, Themes of Pride, Reflection, and Solidarity

standard At Haitan Flag Day, Themes of Pride, Reflection, and Solidarity

Jubliant crowds rejoiced at Sunday’s Haitan Flag Day celebration at Erasmus High School. Local Flatbush residents were greeted by their elected leaders in a ceremony filled with enthusiastic celebration, but also more solemn moments of reflection and solidarity. New York City Council Member […]