Two historic 19th century elements of Brooklyn came together last week.One was historic Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, constructed in 1822 overlooking New York Harbor and built to protect the city from a possible second British invasion.
A project that started at the beginning of the Iraq War to give Brooklyn families the chance to mail letters and packages for free to their loved ones serving in combat is still going strong 11 years later. … Full Article
A bill sponsored by state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Coney Island-Bensonhurst-Staten Island) to increase the criminal penalties against reckless drivers who kill or injure hard hats in construction zones has been passed unanimously by the state senate. … Full Article
Thousands of homeowners across New York could lose out on getting a break on their property taxes because the city isn’t doing enough to inform them of an important tax relief program, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile. … Full Article