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'If We Do Not Take Action, Democracy Could Fall:' BK Leaders Warn at Rally Marking Capitol Insurrection

'If We Do Not Take Action, Democracy Could Fall:' BK Leaders Warn at Rally Marking Capitol Insurrection

Attorney General Letitia James and Brooklyn BP Antonio Reynoso were among those who marked the anniversary of last year’s insurrection with a rally at Grand Army Plaza.
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Overall, crime reports in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are at the same level as this time last year, but are up in Brooklyn as a whole.

Brooklyn Man Accused of Trying to Steal Landlord's Flatlands Home With Fake Deed: DA

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said the man allegedly tried to transfer ownership of his landlord’s rental property

17 Brooklyn Youths Charged With 14 Shootings, 4 Murders in Gang Takedown: DA

Seventeen young Brooklyn men — alleged members of three violent street gangs known collectively as YPF — have been charged in relation to 14 recent shootings that left four people dead, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and NYPD Commissioner K
Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Unveils Plan for Combatting COVID Through Coming Winter, Year

Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Unveils Plan for Combatting COVID Through Coming Winter, Year

Eric Adams held a press conference laying out 6 Pillars for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
Homicides, Shootings and Other Violent Crimes in Brooklyn Showed Overall Decline in 2021

Homicides, Shootings and Other Violent Crimes in Brooklyn Showed Overall Decline in 2021

Murders declined in Brooklyn by 16% this year, bucking a citywide trend. But hate crimes increased by 41%, according to the borough’s district attorney
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Flatbush and East Flatbush

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Flatbush and East Flatbush

Crime is up in Flatbush and East Flatbush, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
2 Bed-Stuy Landlords to Pay $214K for Building Violations, Tenant Harassment

2 Bed-Stuy Landlords to Pay $214K for Building Violations, Tenant Harassment

It is the second round of legal action the two landlords are facing over the seven buildings they own in Brooklyn and Queens
NYers Will Vote on These 3 'Landmark' Proposals to Make the City More Racially Just

NYers Will Vote on These 3 'Landmark' Proposals to Make the City More Racially Just

On Tuesday, New York City's newly-created Racial Justice Commission marched to the City Clerk to deliver three new ballot proposals for New Yorkers to vote on in the 2022 general election

Outgoing Councilmember Robert Cornegy Releases Resource Guide for Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights

The 105-page guide has information on local arts and culture organizations, small business resources and more