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Gov. Cuomo to Spend $3M on Community Gardens in Central Brooklyn

Gov. Cuomo to Spend $3M on Community Gardens in Central Brooklyn

The funding is part of a $1.4 billion state plan to invest in health care, housing, open space and quality of life in Central Brooklyn Photo courtesy Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
In Unanimous Vote, City Council Moves to Regulate Airbnb in NYC

In Unanimous Vote, City Council Moves to Regulate Airbnb in NYC

If the bill becomes law, home sharing services could face fines of up to $1,500 for each listing they fail to disclose Photo: Quartz The New York City Council ruled unanimously on Wednesday to advance a bill (Int.

Security Deposits Burden Low-Income New Yorkers, NYC Comptroller Proposes Alternatives

Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling for a cap on security deposits, proposes installments and insurance plan instead. photo credit: BK Reader New York City Comptroller Scott M.
Candidates for NY State Office Take Aim at Political Establishment in Albany and D.C. During Flatbush Forum

Candidates for NY State Office Take Aim at Political Establishment in Albany and D.C. During Flatbush Forum

The candidates squared off over affordable housing, education and tenants' rights while also calling on Democrats to unite against Trump
Assemblywoman Richardson Accuses Sen. Hamilton of Slander, Calls Out His Republican Ties

Assemblywoman Richardson Accuses Sen. Hamilton of Slander, Calls Out His Republican Ties

Richardson retorts, Hamilton caucuses with Republicans for "extra money in his pocket." Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson released a scathing video on Facebook Live Sunday accusing Sen.
What's the Story Behind the Vanishing Trash Cans in Crown Heights?

What's the Story Behind the Vanishing Trash Cans in Crown Heights?

A simple oversight, scrap metal thieves or something else? Residents puzzle over the low number of litter baskets in the neighborhood
Reps Jeffries, Clarke Unveil $70B Proposal to Help Fix Public Housing

Reps Jeffries, Clarke Unveil $70B Proposal to Help Fix Public Housing

The five-year investment plan would allocate funds for repairs at public housing complexes, as well as job training and improvements to surrounding communities.
Brooklyn Elected Officials Rally Against Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Brooklyn Elected Officials Rally Against Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Rep. Clarke and Councilmember Williams urged leading Democrats "to show courage, strengthen their spines" and reject the SCOTUS nomination.
Cuomo Allocates $200M to Expand Health Services in Central Brooklyn

Cuomo Allocates $200M to Expand Health Services in Central Brooklyn

One Brooklyn Health, a newly-launched network of health care providers, will open and expand 11 community health centers in underserved neighborhoods. Photo courtesy Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Governor Andrew M.
Comptroller Launches Probe After 820 NYCHA Kids Tested High for Lead

Comptroller Launches Probe After 820 NYCHA Kids Tested High for Lead

More than 800 children living in NYCHA housing tested positive for lead poisoning, despite the city's previous claims that only 19 children had shown concerning levels. NYCHA Grant Houses.