While the city debates the merits of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial affordable housing plan, construction recently got under way for a five-story, 53-unit senior citizen housing complex in Cypress Hills. … Full Article
One of the Bensonhurst-Gravesend area’s largest playgrounds will be getting a whole new look thanks to $3.4 million in funding that will go toward a major renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article
The key to solving the problem of gun violence on New York City streets is to stop looking at it strictly as a law enforcement issue and to start taking a holistic approach to the situation, according to Councilmember Jumaane Williams. … Full Article
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Friday that a 60-year-old man has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2013 shooting death of two men outside a home in East New York. … Full Article
What could be more fun than window-shopping for shoreline houses on a sunny, summer-like November day?
Mill Basin's waterfront homes look especially fine with cerulean skies as a backdrop. … Full Article
Brooklyn founding father Jan Martense Schenck owned a house there. In the 1670s.It's one of the only places in B'KLYN where houses have private boat docks. It looks a little like Fort Lauderdale with deciduous trees. … Full Article
"A Light Shines in Harlem” (Lawrence Hill Books), by award-winning journalist Mary C. Bounds, explores the charter school movement and its formative years in New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s. … Full Article