Previous owner pleads: Please landmark Lady Moody's House

Landmark This House. Please.

Vivian Solmo has changed her mind about the historic home her family owned for many years — the famous old Gravesend property that's known as Lady Moody's House.

“Now I realize it should have been landmarked a long time ago,” Solmo said at a city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on Thursday about the stone farmhouse at 27 Gravesend Neck Road.

“I didn't understand the process,” she said.


Espinal’s district at forefront of affordable housing plan

Councilmember Rafael Espinal and the constituents in the East New York section of his district are pioneers.

 Councilmember Rafael Espinal represents the 37th District. Copyright 2015 The City of New York


In Public Service: Councilmember pleased his community getting city attention

Councilmember Rafael Espinal and the constituents in the East New York section of his district are pioneers.

East New York will be the first neighborhood to undergo a major rezoning as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s grand vision to build thousands of units of affordable housing throughout the city.

“Our neighborhood is going to be the model. We’re kind of leading the way,” Espinal told the Brooklyn Eagle during an interview at the Eagle’s Court Street offices.


Trial set for NYPD officer charged in Brooklyn stairwell shooting

An NYPD officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man in an East New York housing complex will go on trial in January.

Officer Peter Liang appeared Tuesday in Brooklyn's State Supreme Court. Justice Danny Chun told the rookie officer his trial will begin Jan. 7.

Liang faces manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley.


Golden sponsoring free mammograms on Oct. 16

State Sen. Marty Golden is offering women the opportunity to be screened for breast cancer for free.

Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn) is partnering with the American Italian Cancer  Foundation to offer free mammograms on Friday, Oct. 16, aboard a mobile care clinic truck that will be parked outside his district office at 3604 Quentin Road.


Jeffries, Clarke call on Obama to provide anti-gun funds

In the wake of an outbreak of gun violence in Brooklyn, including the shooting of Carey Gabay, a counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, two members of the House’s Brooklyn delegation are calling on President Barack Obama to take swift action.


Once-troubled youth use murals to transform Brownsville

Dozens of artists and community members gathered together on Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville for the unveiling of a huge 53-by-80-foot mural titled "The Wall of Reflect" on Friday.


P.S. 95 speed bump will make kids safer, parents predict

Motorists driving up Van Sicklen Street in Gravesend will have to slow down when they get to P.S. 95 or risk hitting a speed bump and getting a big jolt.

At the urging of parents, school administrators, elected officials and Gravesend residents, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) recently installed a speed bump outside P.S. 95 on Van Sicklen Street between Avenue U and Gravesend Neck Road.

DOT placed the speed bump in a strategic spot: outside the front of the school.


Jeffries leads charge against funding for confederate flag

Rep. Jeffries on the Confederate Flag: Take It Down!

Calling the Confederate battle flag “a divisive symbol,” U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries spearheaded an effort to cut off federal funds to civic officials around the country seeking to fly the controversial flag from public buildings or facilities operating under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.



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