Last year, a host of brand-new New York City councilmembers took their seats in City Hall for the very first time. Among them was councilmember Crystal Hudson of District 35, representing Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Since the start of her campaign, Hudson made it clear that taking care of the city’s seniors is one of her top priorities. “Talking to constituents who come to our office, we saw many of them don’t necessarily go to a senior center,” Hudson said. “They know that there might be other services and resources out there for them, but they don’t know exactly know how to be connected with them.
Asylum seekers are coming to the borough to find a new home, and locals are lending them a hand. The MTA released a draft plan for the Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign in December 2022 that “reimagines the current Brooklyn bus network” to cater to modern transportation needs. Some southern Brooklyn residents say it will hurt — rather than help — in a nabe where public transportation is already lacking. “I can promise you [that we] are going to fight for lower costs, fight for better paying jobs, fight for safer communities, fight for affordable housing, fight for police reform,” Jeffries said. The hike could leave 40-year long residents of the nearly 650-unit development at risk of homelessness.1 month ago Brooklyn Paper
High winds and flooding devastated the thriving Coney Island amusement district and the surrounding neighborhoods. Five years after the storm, Red Hook Houses was still plagued by mold, falling ceilings, and electrical issues. In 2017, construction began on a long-awaited resiliency project at Red Hook Houses. Meanwhile, in Coney Island, work is still underway at six out of nine Sandy-affected sites, according to NYCHA’s Sandy Transparency Map. The New York Aquarium in Coney Island only fully reopened last summer, after working slowly to restore its facilities to pre-Sandy conditions.5 months ago Brooklyn Paper
And we are all feeling the pain that Turkey is going through right now,” said Adams at the service. Police say Connolly was arrested within the confines of the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, DUMBO and parts of Downtown Brooklyn. 8 parents have shared a GoFundMe page to cover funeral expenses for Flowers, who attended the Brooklyn Heights school as a child and whose grandmother was head cook there for more than three decades. HOCHUL’S INITIATIVESTATEWIDE — A new, nation-leading initiative has been launched and implemented that will offer fully paid parental leave benefits to New York State employees. Governor Kathy Hochul, who had announced this in her State of the State Address, has now launched the policy which, for most public state employees, becomes effective immediately.1 month ago Brooklyn Eagle
✰✰✰PRINT OF BOB DYLAN’S BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PAINTING SELLS AT UK AUCTIONBROOKLYN HEIGHTS — A signed giclee print of a painting of Brooklyn Heights by superstar musician Bob Dylan sold at a UK auction for £2,000 last week. ✰✰✰CITY LAUNCHING NEW SOCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMER SERVICE LINECITYWIDE — The New York City Department of Social Services is set on Monday, Jan. 30, to launch a new Interactive Voice Response system. A new NYC Free Tax Prep for self-employed New Yorkers will also provide income tax services to freelance workers and small businesses. Also known as Interstate-278, the BQE’s affected stretch will include the lower cantilevered roadway underneath the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. ✰✰✰MAYOR APPOINTS JUDGES WITH EXPERIENCE SERVING BROOKLYN COURT DIVISIONSDOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Brooklyn jurists are among the 21 judicial appointments and reappointments to Family Court, Criminal Court, and Civil Court that Mayor Eric Adams made on Friday, Jan. 27.2 months ago Brooklyn Eagle
“Today marks a major milestone in our efforts to create the most equitable cannabis industry in the nation. ✰✰✰PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS FOR BROWNFIELD CLEANUP ON UNION ST.GOWANUS – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), in consultation with the New York State Department of Health, is proposing an expedited cleanup of contamination at the 514 Union Street site, just east of Nevins St. NYSDEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan for 30 days, from December 28, 2022 through January 27, 2023. The account on Wednesday shared a picture of the Coney Island Chabad Menorah in pieces on the ground. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and was not injured, and the investigation is ongoing.3 months ago Brooklyn Eagle
Share this:BROOKLYN LEADS CITY IN NUMBER OF POLICE MISCONDUCT CLAIMSEAST NEW YORK — Brooklyn had the largest number of police misconduct complaints stemming from incidents, according to the Citizen Complaint Review Board’s latest monthly report, covering January 2023. The man is described as slim and 5’11’’ in height, with a dark complexion and black braided hair. Prospective residents can find more information and applications on NYC’s Housing Connect website, until the lottery closes April 3. The new cars are part of the MTA’s efforts to support record levels of ridership as pandemic-era restrictions wind down. A June 3 protest in Downtown Brooklyn provoked 24 complaints and a rally the following day brought in 14 complaints.1 month ago Brooklyn Eagle
Share this:When the subject of high school running surfaces, well there’s one man at the top of the list – Ed Bowes. * * *Xaverian High School girls’ tennis team won their final match of the season, a 4-1 victory over St. Joseph Hill. * * *The mention of former FDR basketball coach Len Schroeder in Scholastic Roundup, prompted a note from former Brooklyn College baseball coach, Don Landolphi. “He was a very good basketball player at Brooklyn College. Nick was a very good point guard, and Len was the man on the boards.”Landolphi says Len was an outstanding high school coach an became an outstanding college basketball official.5 months ago Brooklyn Eagle