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Brooklyn was well-represented at the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Dinner

Almost 2,000 guests packed the Hilton Midtown Hotel in anticipation of the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Oct. 19. … Full Article

Housing preservation group to join City Hall protest

Dyker Heights-based housing preservation group that elected officials have credited with inspiring the city’s fight against landlords who illegally convert one- and two-family homes into multi-unit apartment houses is planning to join other advocates in a protest at City Hall on Thursday. … Full Article

Scott Stringer celebrates Polish heritage in Greenpoint

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted elected officials, community leaders and guests at the Polish Heritage Breakfast held at the Polish & Slavic Center at 177 Kent St. in Greenpoint. … Full Article

De Blasio town hall to hit Brooklyn Heights … and some may hit back

Have a question to ask or a bone to pick with the mayor? … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, October 11: Capano supports state constitutional convention

The New York State Conservative Party has come out against the proposal to hold a New York State Constitutional Convention, labeling it as a waste of taxpayer money. But Bob Capano, the Reform Party candidate running for Bay Ridge’s City Council seat, said he thinks it’s a good idea. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, October 4: Donovan Endorses Quaglione; Brannan writes letter to Lhota

There’s a lot going on in the City Council race in District 43 (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst).   … Full Article

South Brooklyn parents say kids are in danger from faded school crossings

Kids face a hidden danger every day on their way to and from school due to faded and nearly undetectable “School Crossing” markings in the streets near schools in Bay Ridge, according to nervous parents who are demanding that the city do something about it. … Full Article

Law school student makes the case for Treyger’s re-election

Councilmember Mark Treyger, running for his second term in office, has picked up powerful endorsements from 100 civic, business and religious leaders in his Coney Island-Gravesend district, including one from a gifted law school student who has known the lawmaker for years and is eager to make th … Full Article

Brannan pushes for cop on corner in Bay Ridge

NYPD shouldn’t just deploy more cops to communities like Bay Ridge, it should use the officers it has in a smarter way to create stronger ties between cops and the community, according to a City Council candidate. … Full Article

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