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After Republicans abandoned the vote on their much-scorned American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Friday, Brooklyn and other New York officials — most of them Democrats — weighed in with statements cas … Full Article

Brooklyn & NYC pols trash failed GOP health care bill

After Republicans abandoned the vote on their much-scorned American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Friday, Brooklyn and other New York officials — most of them Democrats — weighed in with statements castigating the failed bill and warning that they would remain vigilant going forward. … Full Article

Tell your NYC councilmember how to spend a million dollars

The sixth annual Participatory Budgeting (PB) Week has kicked off, and this year the City Council has launched digital voting, which means that you can now vote for projects in your district online … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library to debut new ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ library card

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will debut a new, limited-edition library card featuring artwork from the classic picture book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Brooklynite Maurice Sendak. … Full Article

Bay Ridge ferry dock construction on schedule, NYC Economic Development Corporation says

Construction of a new ferry landing at the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge is right on schedule, according to officials from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), who said the pier will be one of the key stops on the South Brooklyn route of the new Citywide Ferry Servic … Full Article

Controversy brews over collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

The arrival of spring and warmer weather means that folks of all ages will soon be heading to city parks. But for some residents of Bay Ridge, getting to the park is not as easy as it may seem. … Full Article

Transformation of Flatbush Avenue ‘Triangle Parks’ begins next week

After more than a decade of advocacy and planning, a project to transform three triangular parks along North Flatbush Avenue into pedestrian-friendly islands of green will kick off next week. … Full Article

Queen Geniuses and Sen. Parker host 5th annual Girls Empowerment Conference

On Saturday, March 18, more than 100 young girls between the ages of 14-18 joined state Sen. Kevin Parker and Queen Geniuses Founder and President Regine Roy for the fifth annual "It’s In Your Hands" Girls Empowerment Conference at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights. According to Sen. … Full Article

Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Awards honor accomplishments and leadership

“Our confrontation must be against women in the kitchen. Our confrontation must be against blacks at the back door and women at the bedroom door. Those bad, old days are dead.” Thus spoke U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Five reasons NYC should fear Trump’s cuts on anti-terror funds

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Commissioner James O’Neill have both blasted President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which slashes New York City’s anti-terror and disaster mitigation funds by roughly $178 million. … Full Article

DOT wants to add 8 miles of protected bike lanes to Fourth Ave.

In what would be a major transformation of one of the city’s “Great Streets,” the Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to add eight miles of protected bike lanes to Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, from Dean Street in Boerum Hill to 65th Street in Sunset Park. … Full Article

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