Swimming in the Stars: Downtown Brooklyn tower will have highest pool in Western Hemisphere

Brooklyn may soon be losing its pop-up pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the borough is gaining another place to swim.   … Full Article

After two trials a Brooklyn man gets 20 years for killing innocent mother in a shootout

After a guilty verdict came in exactly 10 years since the death of an innocent Brooklyn mother and nurse, who was killed in crossfire, the victim’s family told her killer they wished he’d spend life in prison. … Full Article

Suskind warns of dangers of Trump bashing media

“Journalists are used to being hated, but we’re in a totally different place now,” Ron Suskind told the audience at the “Unrig the System Summit” in New Orleans on Feb. 2. … Full Article

Teens hope Albany lobbying pays off with summer jobs

Brooklyn students who took part in a Youth Action Day in Albany to call for increased state funding the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) are hoping their pleas to lawmakers will not fall on deaf ears. … Full Article

Small donors can propel political victory, James says

Brooklyn made its presence felt at the first-ever Unrig the System Summit when New York City Public Advocate Letitia James served as one of the featured speakers at an event to kick off the conference’s second day and later appeared at a panel discussion on the role played by government wat … Full Article

Immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir honored by bishop of Long Island Diocese

Ravidath Ragbir, the immigration rights leader who has personally faced imprisonment and deportation, received the Bishop’s Cross Sunday in Brooklyn Heights for his work in the community. … Full Article

Jennifer Lawrence discusses how to ‘Unrig the System’

The current political system in which Democrats and Republicans fight like cats and dogs and nothing gets done can be changed, but only if Americans are willing to roll up their sleeves and work on a grass-roots level to make those changes. … Full Article

Neighbors campaign to save threatened Crown Heights hardware store

Customers and neighbors are rallying to help a hardworking Crown Heights hardware store owner save his business. … Full Article

L Train coalition prepares to confront agencies on behalf of North Brooklyn

The words “New York City,” “transportation” and “crisis” have become as redundant as that “expect delays” sign that overlooks the Gowanus Expressway.  Just navigating around to observe and report on Gotham’s growing transit problems gets harder every day. … Full Article


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