Council votes to crack down on cheating landlords

Landlords who benefit from big tax breaks in exchange for agreeing to provide affordable housing units and then fail to offer cheaper apartments will come under new scrutiny if a bill passed by the City Council is signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, December 20: Donovan votes no on tax bill, Harris blasts net neutrality repeal

Treyger bill would put social workers in precincts Councilmember Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) has introduced a bill that would mandate that a social worker be assigned to wok in every police precinct in the city. … Full Article

Frank Seddio hosts annual fundraising breakfast at El Caribe

Kings County Democratic Party leader Hon. Frank Seddio held a well-attended fundraising breakfast at El Caribe on Sunday. More than 300 people attended the event, which included elected officials, judges and party leaders. … Full Article

Reclaim New York says anti-corruption bills a good start

A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leaders cautioned that additional steps still need to be taken. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, December 13: Lawmakers react to Port Authority bombing

Lawmakers react to Port Authority bombing Brooklyn lawmakers reacted to the pipe bomb explosion in a subway passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Dec. 11 with a mixture of anger that the incident took place and gratitude that no one was seriously injured. … Full Article

Brooklyn lawmakers take part in council speaker forum

Two Brooklyn lawmakers in the running to become the next City Council speaker were among the candidates taking part in a forum at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, where they were peppered with questions on a variety of topics. … Full Article

St. Nicholas Home hosts annual board of directors Christmas banquet

The St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted its annual board of directors’ Christmas Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. … Full Article

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh: ‘Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle’

The Brooklyn waterfront’s new state Senator Brian Kavanagh wants residents of the 26th District Senate seat formerly held by Daniel Squadron to know that “Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle.” … Full Article

De Blasio coming to Windsor Terrace for town hall

Residents of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park will get the chance to meet Mayor Bill de Blasio face to face and ask him anything they wish when he visits their area for a town hall this week. … Full Article

Cuomo signs illegal home conversions bill into law

Two Brooklyn lawmakers who pushed for legislation to help tenants maintain their rights said they are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed their bill into law. … Full Article


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