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Mayor’s Past Commitments Must Match Budget Priorities For Parks

Mayor’s Past Commitments Must Match Budget Priorities For Parks

The city needs to find a way to fund our parks, protect our urban forests and help safeguard our communities from extreme heat.
Trump's Felony Charges Illustrate His Continued Threat to Democracy

Trump's Felony Charges Illustrate His Continued Threat to Democracy

Democrats in Brooklyn—and across the entire country—must unite and vote in steadfast opposition to the insidious forces of Trumpism.
Trump's Fraud Convictions Was a Political Hit Job

Trump's Fraud Convictions Was a Political Hit Job

This conviction gives Biden and Democrats exactly what they wanted- the ability to call Trump a “convicted felon” ad nauseam between now and election day, which was the end goal all along. 
The City Must Continue to Fund Nonprofit Youth Programs

The City Must Continue to Fund Nonprofit Youth Programs

Young people across the city are constantly surrounded by violence and instability. We need nonprofits that help us to stick around.
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Older Americans, the bedrock of New York, deserve our time, attention, respect and support all year long.
Greening Brooklyn: A Prescription For Health And Equity

Greening Brooklyn: A Prescription For Health And Equity

Brooklyn lacks green spaces and cooling centers, leaving residents at risk.
Spring Jobs Sprint Will Lead to a Summer of Opportunity

Spring Jobs Sprint Will Lead to a Summer of Opportunity

The "Spring Jobs Sprint" is brining hiring halls across the five boroughs.
Helping Young Parents in Red Hook, The Alex House Project Expands Its Reach

Helping Young Parents in Red Hook, The Alex House Project Expands Its Reach

The nonprofit parenting organization in Red Hook has a new home in downtown Brooklyn.
Black Families Could Face More Hurdles to Homeownership Under New Fed Bank Proposal

Black Families Could Face More Hurdles to Homeownership Under New Fed Bank Proposal

Increasing the levels of capital for banks will make it harder for Black families from obtaining a mortgage.
Rising Above: Inspiring Stories of Mothers in Brooklyn's Homeless Shelters

Rising Above: Inspiring Stories of Mothers in Brooklyn's Homeless Shelters

For over four decades, Providence House has been a beacon of hope in Brooklyn, offering vital assistance to women and families facing homelessness.