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City Approves Pilot Program to Create Livable Basement Apartments in East New York

City Approves Pilot Program to Create Livable Basement Apartments in East New York

The new legislation makes changes to the city’s building and fire codes, allowing qualified basement units to be made habitable and legal.
Myrie Takes Oath of Office, Rings in 'A New Day in the 20th District'

Myrie Takes Oath of Office, Rings in 'A New Day in the 20th District'

Sunday's inauguration was a celebration of a freshman senator and his constituents who pushed back against Democrats who played for the other team
Residents Call for Equity, Transparency in Brownsville Plan at Semi-Annual Meeting

Residents Call for Equity, Transparency in Brownsville Plan at Semi-Annual Meeting

The $500 million Brownsville Plan promises to bring many developments and improvements to the neighborhood, but residents want a fair share as community stakeholders
'Time to Stop Prison Slave Labor!' Brooklyn Pols Push for Prison Minimum Wage

'Time to Stop Prison Slave Labor!' Brooklyn Pols Push for Prison Minimum Wage

Senator Myrie and Assemblymember Perry call for a dramatic wage increase for incarcerated workers and a continued push for criminal justice reform
City Design Competition Seeks to Transform Tiny Odd Lots into Affordable Housing

City Design Competition Seeks to Transform Tiny Odd Lots into Affordable Housing

Six of the 23 selected vacant lots that could soon bring more affordable housing are located in Brownsville, Flatbush and Bed-Stuy.

'There’s a New Sheriff in Town!’ Jeffries Rebukes Trump During State of the District Address

Outlining his 2019 agenda, Jeffries vowed to defend Americans' rights as U.S. democracy continues to be "under attack from Individual Number One."
City Offers Paid Fellowships to Revitalize East and Central Brooklyn Neighborhoods

City Offers Paid Fellowships to Revitalize East and Central Brooklyn Neighborhoods

The Neighborhood 360° fellows program pairs future neighborhood development professionals with selected community organizations in East New York, Brownsville and Fort Greene.
Meet NYC's Next Public Advocate at Crown Heights Candidates Forum

Meet NYC's Next Public Advocate at Crown Heights Candidates Forum

BP Adams will welcome 11 of the 20 public advocate hopefuls at Medgar Evers College

How the 2020 Census Citizenship Question Could Affect Brooklyn Communities

Advocates fear that the question would depress turnout among immigrants and communities of color, and are gearing up to fight it.
NY Senate Passes Historic Reproductive Health Act to Protect Roe v. Wade

NY Senate Passes Historic Reproductive Health Act to Protect Roe v. Wade

At a time when women's reproductive choices are under attack from the federal government, the NY Senate moved to pass a legislative package to protect them