Six community groups and co-op boards in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn have formed a consortium to fight off a plan to build a 49-story luxury-apartment tower with affordable units in Down … Full Article
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday unveiled Operation Safe Shopper, a partnership between local civic organizations and the NYPD in which he has funded the deployment of security cameras in neighborhoods across Brooklyn to assist with the investigation of local crimes. … Full Article
The number of jobs in Brooklyn grew at an explosive rate during the first two years of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, according to figures released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Tuesday. … Full Article
Renowned photographer Leonard Freed was born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn in 1929 to working class Jewish parents of Russian descent. He was a member of the well-known Magnum Photography Collective from 1972 until his death in 2006. … Full Article
Some startling statistics and grim reminders moved a breakfast forum audience last week, when Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson noted that 11,000 people are murdered by guns annually. Thompson added that another 20,000 are wounded or die from suicides. … Full Article
A group that had sought to stop the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library lost its case in court last week when state Supreme Court Justice Justice Dawn Jiminez-Salta rejected its claims. … Full Article
Private development is coming to a NYCHA project in Boerum Hill.
The city has issued an RFP for two mixed-income buildings to be built on undeveloped corners of the Wyckoff Gardens housing project. … Full Article