Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said. … Full Article

De Blasio takes bow after winning affordable housing fight

Fresh off his big victory in the affordable housing fight, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a bow, sending an email out to Democratic supporters boasting that his grand plan will secure 200,000 affordable apartments by the year 2024. … Full Article

Menchaca asks residents to vote on budget

The city’s participatory budgeting process was a big hit in the 38th Council District last year, according Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who represents the district and who said he’s hoping for an even larger turnout this time around. … Full Article

Move NY Fair Plan aims to redistribute cost of tolls throughout city

Elected officials and transportation advocates gathered beneath the 125th Street Metro North station in Harlem for a press conference on Thursday to unveil the Move NY Fair Plan, a new piece of legislation that, if enacted, will redistribute the cost of tolls throughout the city and create  … Full Article

State senate looks to add pedestrian safety to driver’s ed

Forty-eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles and killed on Brooklyn streets in 2014, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who cited statistics from the New York City Department of Transportation. Another 3,559 pedestrians were injured in accidents.   … Full Article

In Public Service: Persaud leaps from Assembly to state Senate

Roxanne Persaud was a freshman member of the New York State Assembly in 2015 when, at the urging of Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Frank Seddio and members of the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, she decided to run for the state Senate seat left vacant when former assemblymember John S … Full Article

Gentile discusses why he supports De Blasio affordable housing plan

On the eve of a City Council vote on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mammoth affordable housing plan, Councilmember Vincent Gentile appeared before the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights community board and explained his reasoning for coming out in support of the controversial plan. … Full Article

Conservative club to hold voter registration drive

The Brooklyn South Conservative Club will host a meet-and-greet in Dyker Heights with U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan that will double as a voter registration drive. … Full Article

Hundreds of Brooklynites joined Councilmembers Williams, Cumbo to honor six prominent NYC women

Councilmember and Deputy Leader Jumaane D. Williams hosted the third annual Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Celebration last week, where hundreds of Brooklynites gathered to honor six prominent women from diverse fields, including activism, media, business and community development. … Full Article

De Blasio touts affordable housing plan in Flatbush

Three days before his controversial affordable housing plan sailed through two key City Council panels, Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at a Flatbush town hall and told hundreds of residents his proposal is good for New York, according to organizers of the event. … Full Article

Facing criticism, de Blasio to shutter nonprofit group

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he has begun shutting down the nonprofit group that was advancing his political agenda, a move that comes just weeks after a government watchdog called for a probe into its actions. … Full Article


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