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The 46th Assembly District (AD) takes in parts of Bay Ridge and Coney Island, with the Belt Parkway serving as a connecting line between the two separate parts of the district. … Full Article

Stringer to city: Grant Coney Island Boardwalk landmark status

Comptroller Scott Stringer has thrown his support behind an effort led by Coney Island Councilmember Mark Treyger to push the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to declare the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk an official city landmark. … Full Article

Hikind plants protest over sidewalk trees

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is continuing to plant trees on city sidewalks as part of the MillionTreesNYC beautification project started by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but one Brooklyn lawmaker is raising objections to the plan. … Full Article

Cuomo, lawmakers react to Silver’s sentence

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing. … Full Article

House passes Donovan homeowner protection bill

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan said that legislation he sponsored that was recently passed by the House will go a long way toward ensuring that homeowners who are still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy are treated fairly. … Full Article

Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years in prison

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday, capping one of the steepest falls from grace in the state's lineup of crooked politicians for a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for over two decades. … Full Article

Dignitaries, elected officials gather to support Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge

A distinguished group of elected officials and community leaders recently came together at Trace restaurant in Bay Ridge for a well-attended fundraising event in support of U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Bichotte seeks help for minority, women-owned businesses

New York state should be doing more to provide opportunities for economic growth for minority and women-owned businesses, according to Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who has introduced a package of 13 bills aimed at assisting entrepreneurs. … Full Article

Gentile to give out rain barrels in Bay Ridge

Local residents can combine healthy eating with environmentally conscious living when they attend opening day of the Bay Ridge Greenmarket on May 7. … Full Article

In Public Service: Harris faced danger at Rikers Island

Pamela Harris is probably the one of the only members of the New York State Assembly who can say she survived a riot at Rikers Island. … Full Article

Jeffries leads synthetic drug fact-finding effort

A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, is on a mission to get the facts behind the rise in the use of synthetic drugs across the country. … Full Article

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