Amidst the borough’s housing crisis, proposed solutions have often left out an important element: Making sure eligible residents know how to apply for newly-constructed affordable units, and  … Full Article

What's News for May 20

Brooklyn Boro
Saying that progress was being made, attorneys for the many parties vying over the future of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) asked state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Tuesday for one more day to negotiate a deal out of court before resuming litigation. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 20

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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO … Full Article

PHOTO: Man wanted in Brooklyn bank robbery pattern

Brooklyn Boro
A white male, approximately 55-60 years old with a 6'1" slim build is wanted for a bank robbery pattern that occured in the confines of the 61st and 70th precincts dating back to April 19. … Full Article

Watch out! NYPD enforcing speeding citywide

New York City
The New York City Police Department today announced a citywide speeding enforcement operation.   … Full Article

Sunset Park BID says sidewalk clothing bins aren’t going to charity

Sunset Park
Sunset Park residents who generously donate clothing to charity by placing garments in large collection bins that have been placed on the sidewalk at various locations around the community might want to think twice before doing it again, a business group warns. … Full Article

Colton, Treyger lead litter sweep of 86th Street in Bensonhurst

With help from an army of young volunteers from local high schools, two of Bensonhurst’s elected officials conducted a thorough cleanup of one of the neighborhood’s busiest commercial strips on Saturday morning. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio halts massive, troubled 9-1-1 overhaul

Brooklyn Boro
After years of massive cost overruns, delays, allegations of fraud and technical problems, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that a $2 billion overhaul of the city’s 9-1-1 system would be halted and the entire project reviewed in what the administration is calling a “sweeping multi-agency  … Full Article

What's News for May 19

Brooklyn Boro
A police officer who was severely injured while responding to a Brooklyn fire has left the hospital. Officer Rosa Rodriguez rolled into the sunshine in a wheelchair but in uniform on Monday from Weill Cornell Medical Center. … Full Article

Raccoon Lodge raises funds with help from 1960s rock legends

Bay Ridge
Groovy, man! Music legends from the 1960s helped the Raccoon Lodge raise money for a non-profit agency in Bay Ridge that works to help the developmentally disabled feel fully integrated into society. … Full Article

De Blasio outlines plan to fight homelessness

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration will ask for $40 million in state funds to help fight homelessness in New York City. The number of people living on the streets of the nation's largest city has dramatically increased in recent years. … Full Article


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