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Crown Heights

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Bed-Stuy is booming.

Report: Brooklyn Economy Sets Records, Bed-Stuy is Booming

A report by the NY State comptroller finds: Between 2009 and 2017, job growth exceeded 70 percent in Bedford Stuyvesant, ...
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Senator Hamilton secured $190K in funding for local tenants' rights groups.

Senator Hamilton Secures $190K in State Funding for Local Tenants’ Rights Groups

The funding will benefit the Flatbush Development Corporation, the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, ...
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Lakou Cafe in Crown Heights

This New Crown Heights Gathering Spot Serves Healthy, Haitian Treats

Lakou Cafe, named after the Haitian courtyard where the community gathers, specializes in crepes and patties and features an eclectic selection of housemade ...
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Maksaens Denis

Video Installation at FiveMyles Gallery Channels the Pain and Love of the Haitian LGBTQ Community

The mix-media video projection by Maksaens Denis presents a counterpoint to the negativity often directed at members of the LGBTQ ...
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‘Come Eat With Us’ at Greedi Vegan in Crown Heights

 Central Brooklyn's newest local plant-based restaurant brings a different twist to veganism. Greedi Vegan, a black-owned restaurant that specializes in ...
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Opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, overdose, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, OASES, Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Kim Whitley

At Crown Heights Town Hall, Neighbors Unite to Combat Opioid Crisis in Brooklyn

Studies have found that 56 percent of those who become addicted to painkillers found their drugs in their family’s medicine ...
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State Senator Jesse Hamilton launches first participatory budgeting at the state level

Sen. Hamilton Launches First Participatory Budgeting at State Level

Senator Hamilton invites residents to brainstorm ideas, provide input and ultimately vote on how to spend $1 million in state capital ...
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The 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner Tanisha Lord and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke.

Medgar Evers Prep Student Among Congressional Art Competition Winners

The 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner Tanisha Lord will be honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C.; her ...
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Greedi Vegan, new eatery in Crown Heights

New Crown Heights Plant-Based Eatery Offers Comfort Food for Vegans and Carnivores Alike

Greedi Vegan features plant-based creations inspired by the owner's southern roots and features diverse healthy food on the go that’s ...
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Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours, Brooklyn haunted history, Allison Huntington Chase, Victorian trolley, Brooklyn Bridge construction, Boerum Hill history, Brooklyn neighborhood history

Video: Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours Reveal Brooklyn’s Dark Side

This tour will show you the morbid side of Brooklyn that history has tried to cover up. You would pass ...
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Panel for Educational Policy

DOE Approves Mergers, Relocations of Multiple Brooklyn Schools Amid Pushbacks

The DOE voted on 28 proposals, 14 of which will affect schools in Brooklyn. The Department of Education's Panel for Educational ...
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GetCoveredNYC, BK Reader, health care enrollment, NYC health care, affordable health care,

Uninsured New Yorkers Can Still Sign up for Health Care with GetCoveredNYC

Qualifying New Yorkers are still eligible to enroll in affordable health care throughout the year; the city is hosting free ...
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