Cypress Hills

Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic and other historic sites in Brownsville

It's an address every feminist should know: 46 Amboy St. Margaret Sanger opened America's first birth control clinic on this Brownsville street a century ago, in the storefront of a rowhouse near the corner of Pitkin Avenue. … Full Article

Real estate investors drawn to East New York

In the wake of a 2016 rezoning of East New York, developers filed applications for 1,303 residential units there in 2017, according to The Real Deal. Most of these developments focus on affordable housing, but some observers say market-rate housing may be in the area’s future. … Full Article

Brooklyn car wash taken to court for cheating 150 employees

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking an East Flatbush car wash that cheated more than 150 employees out of their wages, to court for nearly $1.6 million in damages and penalties, officials announced Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn gang leader convicted of plotting murder and running violent drug ring

A Brooklyn gang leader was convicted of murder-for-hire conspiracy and drug-dealing charges at Brooklyn’s federal court on Wednesday after he plotted the murder of a suspected federal informant and ran a drug ring throughout New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn prosecutors wrap up trial of accused gang member who plotted murder

Closing arguments began at Brooklyn’s federal court on Tuesday in the trial of an alleged Brooklyn gang member and drug dealer accused of planning the murder of a suspected federal informant. … Full Article

City says fewer suspects from Brooklyn housed in jails

A recent announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio about the decrease in the inmate population in city jails also had notable information pertaining to Brooklyn’s contribution to the downward trend, according to officials who crunched the numbers and found some interesting results. … Full Article

De Blasio promotes affordable housing plan at Cypress Hills senior residences

New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. … Full Article

City brings new litter baskets to East New York

There’s a lot of trash talk going on these days in East New York. But that’s a good thing, city officials said.  … Full Article

Re-visiting Marine Park with Mark Chiusano

Marine Park is one of those south Brooklyn neighborhoods that often gets overlooked. In his debut collection “Marine Park,” Mark Chiusano immortalized the spirit and the cast of characters that inhabit Brooklyn’s special southeastern marshland. … Full Article

The next Prospect Park? Massive 407-acre state park coming to Jamaica Bay in East New York

Shunned as the bowels of Brooklyn, Jamaica Bay has long been chastised as polluted marshland, a toxic waterway below the shadows of planes sloping steeply toward Kennedy Airport. … Full Article


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