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Debate Emerges Over Security Measures for Local Houses of Worship

standard Debate Emerges Over Security Measures for Local Houses of Worship

In the wake of a knife attack at Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in Crown Heights, elected representatives debated whether sufficient security measures were in place for local houses of worship. A tension emerged between a desire to keep such institutions open to the public and the […]

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 […]

A protest over the 'Kapporos' ritual Wednesday morning on Eastern Parkway (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Animal Cruelty Protests, Legal Actions Continue Over Jewish ‘Kapporos’ Ritual

Defenders Claim Religious Tradition and a Harmless Practice That Donates to Charity Continuing protests and legal action over ‘Kapporos,’ a holiday ritual involving the use of live chickens in some observant Jewish communities, took place in the courts and on the streets over the last few […]

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. […]

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams poses with traditional mas dancers who will parade down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights during the 47th Annual West Indian American Day Parade this Labor Day; he is joined by the WIADCA President Bill Howard (far left) and PIX 11 Morning News anchor Sukanya Krishnan (left)(Photo Credit: Stefan Ringel, Borough President Adams Office)

standard Borough President to Serve as Grand Marshall at West Indian Day Parade

Members of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) were joined by fellow elected officials and community leaders yesterday afternoon in anointing Borough President Eric Adams as grand marshal for the upcoming West Indian day Parade. The parade, which takes place Monday, […]

A "dollar van" (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Exclusive: Rape Behind the Tinted Glass

In response to our story on a tinted window crackdown in Crown Heights, we were contacted by Flatbush residents who advised us of a disturbing (if overlooked) practice that capitalizes on heavily tinted windows–drivers of “dollar vans” raping their passengers late at night. Though drivers are occasionally […]