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Clinton Hill Street Co-Named in Honor of African-American Basketball Trailblazer

Clinton Hill Street Co-Named in Honor of African-American Basketball Trailblazer

Long-time Clinton Hill resident Dr. Solly Walker broke barriers as the first African-American basketball player to play for St.
CM Cornegy, Mayor de Blasio Announce Groundbreaking of Brand-New Community Center in Marcy Houses

CM Cornegy, Mayor de Blasio Announce Groundbreaking of Brand-New Community Center in Marcy Houses

The community center will be the first of its kind in the housing development in more than 20 years (l to r): Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, a young Marcy Houses resident, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, State Sen.
'Track Queens' Lace up for First Annual Brownsville Royal Run

'Track Queens' Lace up for First Annual Brownsville Royal Run

We Run Brownsville, a running group for women of color, will hold a two-mile "fun run" for the community on Saturday The current We Run Brownsville cohort.
Local Nonprofit Hosts Community Baby Shower for Homeless Teen Moms

Local Nonprofit Hosts Community Baby Shower for Homeless Teen Moms

The Community Baby Shower provided expecting teen mothers with essentials such as diapers and bottles, as well as information and emotional support from guest speakers.
Bed-Stuy Rat Summit Calls for Humane Pest Control

Bed-Stuy Rat Summit Calls for Humane Pest Control

Are feral cats the answer to keeping rodents out of Brooklyn? From left to right: District Manager Henry Butler, Community Board Chair Richard Flateau, BP Eric Adams and Councilmember Robert Cornegy, Jr. commence the Rat Summit.
Sen. Hamilton Launches Resource Guide for Formerly Incarcerated, Allocates $200K for Workforce Development

Sen. Hamilton Launches Resource Guide for Formerly Incarcerated, Allocates $200K for Workforce Development

The resource guide aims to give citizens impacted by the justice system the tools to successfully reenter and reconnect with their communities.
Video: Brownsville Kids Pedal Against Bullying and Violence

Video: Brownsville Kids Pedal Against Bullying and Violence

The students of Brownsville's Gregory Jackson School took their anti-bullying message to the streets and were in for a great surprise!
Flatbush Org Launches Social Media Campaign Against Increased Police Presence in Bklyn Neighborhoods

Flatbush Org Launches Social Media Campaign Against Increased Police Presence in Bklyn Neighborhoods

Equality for Flatbush's initiative calls on Brooklyn residents to post photos and videos of NYPD presence in their neighborhoods using the hashtag #NoCommunityOccupation Equality for Flatbush founder Imani Henry. Photo courtesy of Imani Henry.
School's Out and NYC Free Summer Meals Will Be Back in Session

School's Out and NYC Free Summer Meals Will Be Back in Session

Beginning June 27, the city offers free summer meals at nearly 1,200 for all NYC kids under 18.
Senator Hamilton Secures $190K in State 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, the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Legal Aid Society.