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Mayor: 3-K For All, Brooklyn Now, later expansion citywide

I am writing not just as your mayor, but as a parent, because every child needs the strongest possible start in life our city can give them. That’s why I’m so proud that this school year, New York City’s first-ever pre-K classes for 3-year-olds started in Brooklyn and the Bronx. … Full Article

OPINION: Community garden members seek to save towering willow

Members of a community garden in Weeksville are seeking to raise money to ensure the survival of a portion of their garden which, because of a fluke of the city’s tax and legal systems, now belongs to a private owner who has slated it for development. … Full Article

It's a formula as Simple as ABC: Amazon, Brooklyn, Commerce

“We’re going to bring it home, no matter what,” Andrew Hoan, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, promised at a news event Wednesday morning. … Full Article

OPINION: 12 best books of September 2017, according to Amazon's editors

The fall book season has many intriguing titles to offer. What are the best ones being released this month? Here's Amazon's full list with thoughts from Amazon Senior Editor Chris Schluep.   … Full Article

OPINION: New York needs to take homelessness solutions into its own hands; here’s how

Housing is a basic human right, as defined by the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. This includes security, quality and affordability. Yet more than 60,000 New Yorkers live in homeless shelters, while thousands more experience homelessness on our streets or in public places. … Full Article

OPINION: For homeless children, ‘back to school’ brings fresh challenges

Across New York City, 1.1 million children are anxious for their first day of school.  Many are thinking about who their new teachers will be, which other kids will be in their class, what they will wear on that first morning, and how much homework they will face.  … Full Article

OPINION: Emergency preparedness and lessons about service

We have had many reminders about the importance of emergency preparedness over the last few days: neighborhood fires here in Brooklyn, the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, terror attacks in Spain, and the upcoming anniversaries of September 11 and Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Brooklyn Growing Rapidly: The need for a modernized emergency department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) recently received a $25 million Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program grant award from the New York State Department of Health to modernize our Emergency Department (ED) facilities and improve access to quality care. … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time to stop circling the block, here’s my plan to solve the parking crisis

If there’s one thing that the people of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst accept as an inevitable fact of life, it’s the lack of parking spots.  But we don’t have to settle.  It doesn’t have to be this way. … Full Article

OPINION: To solve truck woes, infrastructure upgrades are a must

The late Leslie Lewis, longtime president of the 84th Precinct Community Council, which represents Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, DUMBO and Boerum Hill, was a fervent foe of truck drivers who violated regulations while driving through the area.  … Full Article

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