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Councilwoman delivers turkeys to hurricane victims

The impact Hurricane Sandy had on Red Hook and other parts of Brooklyn’s waterfront gave an air of urgency to the annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway City Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Red Hook-Sunset Park) conducted for the holiday. … Full Article
 

Speaker Quinn against moving Lopez into another district

Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants to change the proposal by the Districting Commission that would move Assemblyman Vito Lopez into Councilwoman Diana Reyna’s district, the New York P … Full Article
 

Markowitz: Brooklyn Knicks fans commit 'treason'

Take that, traitors: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has released a video putting all Brooklynites on notice that if you support the Knicks, "there's no room for you in Brooklyn" and he, as Borough President, will personally bring you up on "charges of treason." More at  … Full Article
 

After Sandy, New York politicians taking hurricane barriers seriously

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand recently called for a hurricane protection plan for New York’s coastline, asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study a series of projects meant to protect cities from future storm surges. … Full Article
 

Where did Brooklyn shop on Small Business Saturday?

Despite special promotions and holiday trolleys, many Brooklyn shopkeepers looking for a boost on this past weekend’s Small Business Sa … Full Article
 

Black Friday officially kicks off holiday shopping mania, but in Brooklyn festive ‘Small Business Saturday’ is the real deal

Across the country, Black Friday -- the day when holiday shopping officially kicks off – is marked by insane sales, long lines and shopping hysteria. And the Brooklyn outposts of national chains are offering door busters with the best of them.  … Full Article
 

Latin superstars at Barclays

On Saturday at 8 p.m., Latin music superstars Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra will co-headline a benefit concert at Barclays Center to raise funds for the Red Cross’ continued disaster relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy. This benefit will be the first Latin concert at the new arena.  … Full Article
 

New commanding officer at the 84th

On Tuesday night at St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn, Leslie Lewis, president of the 84th Precinct Community Council, presented Capt. Maximo Tolentito, the precinct’s new commanding officer, to the community. Seen here are, left-right: Lewis, Cop of the Month Hector Santini and Capt. … Full Article
 

Raanan Geberer: Red Hook, Coney and the Housing Authority

The news that weeks after Hurricane Sandy, large numbers of apartments in New York City Housing Authority and Red Hook housing projects were still without power doesn’t come as that much of a surprise to me. … Full Article
 

Dive bar petitions to secede from Park Slope

Beloved Brooklyn dive bar Jackie's 5th Amendment has started an official petition to secede from its native Park Slope, according to Brooklyn Magazine. … Full Article
 

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