Brooklyn’s young politicos travel deep into the heart of Texas

Brooklyn was well represented at a four-day national convention of young Democratic Party activists that took place deep in the heart of Texas, according to one participant, who said he came back energized by the experience. … Full Article

Greenfield urges residents to take back 18th Avenue Park

Councilman David Greenfield is looking for local residents to join a new group he is forming to take care of a local park that has become a focal point of complaints from neighbors. … Full Article

Trash plant controversy becomes an issue in council race

Political campaigns are often full of trash talk, but in one Brooklyn City Council race, it’s literally true. … Full Article

Felder says: Can't understand election booklet? Call me!

Thousands of informational pamphlets the New York City Board of Elections has sent to voters in anticipation of the Sept. 10 primary look like junk mail, according to state Sen. Simcha Felder, who said the yellow booklets are poorly designed and confusing to read. … Full Article

Veterans to visit more schools, thanks to new state law

Assemblyman Bill Colton got the idea when he attended a Career Day event at PS 226 in Bensonhurst. One of the speakers was a military veteran who talked to the students about his experiences. … Full Article

Albanese wants MTA to give express bus riders a fare break

The Brooklyn Army Terminal ferry, which the city installed to relieve R train riders stranded by the closure of the Montague Street tunnel, is fine, but not enough to soothe commuters’ jagged nerves, according to an underdog mayoral candidate who is pushing a plan he said would make life a  … Full Article

State revokes 93 Lounge's liquor license

A lounge that had become notorious in Bay Ridge for its bar fights, drug activity, and excessive noise levels is being forced to shut its doors for good after the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) revoked its liquor license. … Full Article

Pols praise DA for arrest of suspected ice cream truck drug dealer

The arrest of a suspect who allegedly sold narcotics out of an ice cream truck on the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge will protect children from drugs, according to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis,  … Full Article

Hynes: Undercover bought cocaine from ice cream truck

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says a man has been arrested on charges he sold drugs out of his ice cream truck. … Full Article

Malleability of memory plays out in new thriller

“Kind of Cruel” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; Aug. … Full Article


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