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Bensonhurst Alliance to give neighborhood a clean sweep

A large swath of Bensonhurst will be getting a spring cleaning as a group of volunteers armed with brooms and shovels descends onto Bath Avenue to sweep away litter and wipe away graffiti. … Full Article
 

City to start crackdown on illegal home conversions

A City Council bill that was nearly three years in the making was approved unanimously this week, a move that should send chills down the spines of unscrupulous landlords, according to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and councilmembers. … Full Article
 

Kolbert Park to get $4 million makeover

A neglected Midwood park will be getting a $4 million facelift now that the city has given the go-ahead to the project. … Full Article
 

Senate bill would create crime category for gangs

New York state would be tackling the troubling issue of street gang violence from two different perspectives — law enforcement and education — if a bill approved by the state Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article
 

Faulkner exit leaves Malliotakis vs. Massey in GOP primary

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, waging a bid to become New York City’s first female mayor, now finds herself in a two-way race for the Republican Party nomination after the Rev. Michel Faulkner dropped out. … Full Article
 

Ashley Graham, Brooklyn-based supermodel and activist, to host book signing in Bay Ridge

On Wednesday, May 17, supermodel body activist, and now author Ashley Graham will host a book signing at The Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Holocaust survivor makes emotional return to Auschwitz

In an emotional journey that served as her ultimate triumph over the Nazis, an elderly Borough Park resident who survived the horrors of the Holocaust paid a return visit to the infamous Auschwitz death camp — this time as a free woman. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Republican Party holds first City Council debate

The Brooklyn Republican Party hosted the first Republican City Council debate spotlighting the three GOP candidates running for the City Council seat on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn House members talk about Trumpcare fallout

Brooklyn’s entire House delegation voted against the Republican-led bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but members were citing different reasons for their vote as the fallout over Trumpcare intensified. … Full Article
 

Capano says GOP should unite behind Malliotakis

The Republican Party should coalesce behind one candidate to take on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and that one candidate should be Bay Ridge Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, according to a man running for the City Council seat representing the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

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