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A group of Southern Brooklyn lawmakers issued a joint statement to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much-talked-about plan to establish a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar service and their statement could be  … Full Article

Looking for a job? Hamilton sponsors career fair

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton is teaming up with the Salvation Army and the Brownsville Partnership to sponsor a fair for residents looking for jobs or seeking a change in careers. … Full Article

Southern Brooklyn pols blast de Blasio street car plan

A group of Southern Brooklyn lawmakers issued a joint statement to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much-talked-about plan to establish a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar service and their statement could be summed up in three words: What about us? … Full Article

Menchaca bill would allow bikers to obey pedestrian signals

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who is an avid bike rider, has introduced a bill that would allow bicyclists to follow pedestrian control signals instead of the red/yellow/green signals controlling motor vehicle traffic. … Full Article

City Council to hear testimony on de Blasio’s controversial zoning proposals

The New York City Council will be meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to hear public testimony regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much-discussed plans to rezone sections of the city to build and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing. … Full Article

Coney Island boardwalk landmark fight gains momentum

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are putting some muscle behind their calls for the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to designate the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island as a landmark. … Full Article

Pols fight for easier Access-A-Ride regulations

The process of re-upping with Access-A-Ride should be made easier for clients who are already enrolled in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s paratransit program, according to two lawmakers who are pushing legislation aimed at reducing the bureaucracy and paperwork. … Full Article

Heastie names Cymbrowitz to anti-poverty panel

Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, who is the chairman of the Committee on Aging, has been tapped by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to serve on a new panel that will look into the causes of poverty. … Full Article

New streetcar at heart of de Blasio's State of City speech

Mayor Bill de Blasio, beginning his third year in office with middling poll numbers and stubborn political problems, delivered his annual State of the City address Thursday night, highlighting the steps his administration has taken to make the city safer and more equitable. … Full Article

Cymbrowitz pushes MTA to build elevators in subway stations

Southern Brooklyn subway stations are difficult for senior citizens and physically disabled people to navigate, according to Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, who said the vast majority of the stations don’t have elevators, a sorry situation that forces riders to trek up long flights of sta … Full Article

NY Speaker Heastie wants higher taxes on millionaires


A long-awaited tax proposal from Democrats in the New York State Assembly would increase taxes on millionaires while giving tax relief to middle-class and low-income workers, a shift they said would raise $1.2 billion in new revenue while making the … Full Article

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