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The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned ou … Full Article

Do Brooklyn residents know how to apply for affordable housing?

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 that residents are doing so correctly. … Full Article

After white flags, NYPD steps up surveillance of Brooklyn Bridge

Visitors to the Brooklyn Bridge have noticed a heightened security presence nearly a week after persons unknown climbed the cables to the bri … Full Article

Gentile takes trip to Taiwan to promote stronger ties

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has traveled halfway around the world in the interest of strengthening ties between Asia and New York City. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints 16 to Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

Mayor de Blasio Friday appointed 16 individuals to serve on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. … Full Article

Gentile calls Bay Ridge illegal home conversions an epidemic

The troubling practice of gutting one and two-family homes and constructing multiple units is becoming an epidemic in Bay Ridge and other southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who called together top-level city officials to begin formulating a plan to stop  … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Victim testimonies: Sexual assault behind tinted windows of Brooklyn ‘Dollar Vans’

In response to a story published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on July 23 titled “Tinted Window Checkpoints in Crown Heights: Profiling or Smart Policing?,” Brooklyn residents brought an additional tinted-window issue to the reporter’s attention. … Full Article

Report: Oversight lacking in NYC payroll project

Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and delays. … Full Article

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