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BK Residents Hit Hard By Ida Could Get Flood Insurance if City Program Is Adopted

BK Residents Hit Hard By Ida Could Get Flood Insurance if City Program Is Adopted

After flood-hit New Yorkers were forced to turn to the generosity of strangers for financial assistance this September, the City has announced a pilot program to get flood insurance for vulnerable homes
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on East New York

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on East New York

Overall, crime is up in East New York, but down in Brooklyn as a whole.

Fight to Protect Flatbush African Burial Ground Gains Momentum at Borough Hall Rally

At a Borough Hall rally, the Flatbush African Burial Ground Coalition called on Mayor de Blasio and other city officials to halt construction on what they say is sacred land
Racial Justice Commission Finds Six Patterns of Racial Inequity to Tackle in NYC

Racial Justice Commission Finds Six Patterns of Racial Inequity to Tackle in NYC

The commission’s interim report offers a hint of its possible proposals to eliminate structural racism.
BK Pols Demand End of 'Inhumane' Cash Bail as Rikers Bursts at the Seams

BK Pols Demand End of 'Inhumane' Cash Bail as Rikers Bursts at the Seams

14 legislators have published an open letter to New York City's District Attorneys, demanding they end cash bail amid a humanitarian crisis unfolding at Rikers Island prison complex
‘Cancel Tax Lien Sale,’ Brooklyn Community Groups Tell the City

‘Cancel Tax Lien Sale,’ Brooklyn Community Groups Tell the City

At a public meeting on the 2021 tax lien sale, community groups, including Brooklyn’s Bridge Street Development, called on the city to halt this year’s sale.

Brooklyn's Worst Road? What to Do About Broadway

This is the first in a two-part series looking at why Broadway, a main Brooklyn thoroughfare, is in such dismal condition. In part one, we look at how community boards are coming together to tackle the issue.
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bushwick

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bushwick

Overall, crime is up in Bushwick and in Brooklyn as a whole.
BK Family-Owned Restaurant Casa Ora Hit With 3 Break-Ins in 2 Weeks

BK Family-Owned Restaurant Casa Ora Hit With 3 Break-Ins in 2 Weeks

The spate of break-ins come amid Hispanic Heritage Month, for which the Venezuelan-American Michelin-recognized restaurant is doing a tasting menu
Have Your Say in the Controversial Tax Lien Sale at Upcoming Public Meeting

Have Your Say in the Controversial Tax Lien Sale at Upcoming Public Meeting

The New York City Tax Lien Sale Task Force will be hosting the virtual meeting October 1, and it will put forward a set of recommendations for the City in November.