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Friends of Historic New Utrecht presents Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, America’s first airport

Floyd Bennett Field, New York City’s first airport, will be the subject of a lecture by Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church on 18th Avenue and 84th Street in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Jeffries calls for House hearings on Comey

The move by FBI director James Comey to send a letter to congressional leaders on Oct. … Full Article
 

East Flatbush woman serving on combat ships

Carol Thompson is originally from Brooklyn, but now she is 3,000 miles away in San Diego. … Full Article
 

From 5,500 miles away, a Brooklyn pol cheers African girls’ freedom

Brooklyn Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is celebrating a victory Tuesday, not in a local political election, but in an ongoing humanitarian campaign to free schoolgirls being held captive by terrorists in Nigeria. … Full Article
 

Pols favor reduced Metrocards for low-income riders

Several Brooklyn members of the City Council have climbed aboard an effort by transportation and anti-poverty advocacy groups to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to introduce a reduced fare Metrocard system for low income New Yorkers. … Full Article
 

Brownsville pol to unveil neighborhood hub for tech ed, wellness, culture, career development

Surrounded by numerous state, city and community dignitaries, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton will preside Friday (Oct. 21) at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a collection of facilities he hopes will change the social landscape of inner-city Brownsville. … Full Article
 

Youth and Community Clubhouse opens at Marcus Garvey Apartments

Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC), a project of the Center for Court Innovation, and L+M Development Partners announced on Wednesday the grand opening of a youth clubhouse built on a vacant lot at Marcus Garvey Apartments (MGA). … Full Article
 

Marilyn Verna: 'We Came Because We Were Poor'

Our Lady of Loreto was the immigrants' Madonna. Her church was their refuge. … Full Article
 

Miriam Robertson: 'We don't even have a movie theater'

There's talk about tearing down Our Lady of Loreto, a historic church building in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville, and constructing affordable housing with space for a ground-floor cultural facility. That idea does not pass muster with Miriam Robertson. … Full Article
 

Mawuli K. Hormeku: 'The most important thing is the community'

In Mawuli K. Hormeku's tribe, it is customary for the first-born son to take up his father's line of work. That is why Hormeku is a community organizer in Brownsville. … Full Article
 

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