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Seven years after Kings County Hospital's psychiatric unit was placed under federal supervision when its shocking mistreatment of patients came to light, the U.S. … Full Article

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

MTA fare hike plan draws swift reaction

The announcement by the MTA that it will likely have to raise bus and subway fares in March drew shift reaction from transit advocates and lawmakers who pushed for lower-cost Metrocards for low-income New Yorkers and demanded that the agency get its fiscal house in order. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Cares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound

For the third year in a row, members of a Bay Ridge charity group will take time away from their families on Thanksgiving to deliver delicious hot meals to homebound senior citizens and lonely disabled people in their community. … Full Article

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth gala celebrates community-aware businesses

Greenpoint nestles in Brooklyn’s northern edge like a precious jewel set in a tiara of lead. It’s the place where kielbasa and old world Roman Catholicism rub shoulders with porkpie hats and soy lattes. … Full Article
Following presidential election, taking a stand for love in DUMBO

Following presidential election, taking a stand for love in DUMBO

Hundreds of families gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO Wednesday night for a “non-political” event meant to show love and support during this uncertain time following the presidential election. … Full Article

Brooklyn clergy view shocking Rikers Island documentary and ask: What can we do?

For a few moments, they sat in stunned silence. Then, they were full of questions. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo launches hotline to report escalating hate crimes

Pointing to the charged political environment following the election of Donald Trump as president, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that there has been "an explosion" recently in the number of hate crime across New York state. … Full Article

Everything you need to know about the L Train shutdown

With the L-train shutdown looming on the horizon, and with no concrete alternative transportation options in place, the MTA is welcoming any suggestions on how to mitigate the closure for the roughly 400,000 commuters who use the line every day.   … Full Article

Bed-Stuy locals block naming a bar after historic Weeksville

A bar by any other name but Weeksville would suit many Bedford-Stuyvesant residents just fine. … Full Article

Patrick O’Rourke Playground reopens after $1M renovation

A playground named in memory of a handicapped Dyker Heights man who touched many lives with his determination and spirit has been reopened now that the parks department has completed a $1 million renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article

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