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Why are there so few women in city government?

Thirteen of the City Council’s 51 members are women. That’s barely a quarter. And the number could drop to as low as nine after the Nov. 7 election, according to the findings of a new report on gender equity in New York City politics. … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy man gets three years for cocaine dealing

A Bedford-Stuyvesant man who was part of a 32-person bust for drug dealing and gun violence was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for selling cocaine. … Full Article
 

Interfaith gathering denounces racial hatred as faith leaders call for renewed unity

“Very fine people do not wear T-shirts extolling white power and white separatism. … Full Article
 

Review: In 'Crown Heights,' a wrongful conviction in Brooklyn

Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests. … Full Article
 

20-year-old gets 18 years for fatal stabbing during an argument in Crown Heights

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for fatally stabbing a teenager during an argument. Jermaine Matthews, 20, previously pleaded guilty to stabbing 17-year-old John Garrett to death on June 10, 2015 in Crown Heights near Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School welcomes entering class

Hundreds of brand new Brooklyn Law School students gathered in Brooklyn’s federal court ceremonial courtroom and were welcomed into the school with advice, oaths and jokes on Tuesday.  … Full Article
 

BP Adams applauds Ridgewood Savings Bank on new Clinton Hill branch, production of historical documentary

Ridgewood Savings Bank’s Chairman and CEO, Peter Boger, and President & COO, Leonard Stekol, will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony with the executive team on Tuesday, September 12th to commemorate the opening of the bank’s 35th b … Full Article
 

Where's the best place to photograph the new Kosciuszko Bridge?

The next time you feel the urge to photograph the handsome new Kosciuszko Bridge, tap that Uber app. Or hire a boat. … Full Article
 

Solidarity with Greenpoint

We are offering these photos as a way to say we stand with Greenpoint in protest against senseless violence. On Friday, Aug. 18, a Greenpoint resident named George Carroll was murdered near Monsignor McGolrick Park.  … Full Article
 

Construction progress at The Greenpoint

Before you know it, people will be riding NYC Ferry boats to eat at Marcus Samuelsson’s very first Brooklyn restaurant. … Full Article
 

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