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How a Park Slope School Is Fighting to Stay Diverse

P.S. 133 sets aside seats for low-income and immigrant students to preserve the school's diversity.

Gowanus »

Proposal for Taller Buildings in Gowanus Gets Mixed Reaction From Locals

Residents said they fear the city won't follow local recommendations on how Gowanus should develop.

Park Slope »

Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run Is Third Traffic Death at Park Slope School

Mohammad Uddin was a 2014 grad of M.S. 51, where two other students have died after being hit by cars.

Gowanus »

Gowanus Rezoning Plan Envisions High-Rise Development

City Councilman Brad Lander's Bridging Gowanus framework also calls for protecting manufacturing uses.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Students Raising Money to Educate Girls Half a World Away

Sixth-graders are hosting a read-a-thon for the Malala Fund, which supports girls' education.

Park Slope »

Seniors Face 'Deplorable Conditions' at Assisted Living Facility, Pols Say

Officials slammed Gov. Cuomo and the Dept. of Health for their silence on Prospect Park Residence.

Lower East Side »

Bring East River Ferry to LES and Brooklyn Heights, Officials Say

A dozen politicians urged the Economic Development Corporation to add two more ferry stops.

Park Slope »

How Would You Spend $1.5M in City Cash? Councilman Uses Twitter for Ideas

City Councilman Brad Lander is using Twitter to get ideas for participatory budgeting suggestions.

Civic Center »

City Council Wants to Change Specialized High School Admissions Process

The legislation calls for the DOE to make diversity a priority in its decision-making.

Windsor Terrace »

DOE Unveils Plan for New Middle School and Rezoning in District 15

The rezoning would affect P.S. 154, P.S. 130, P.S. 131 and P.S. 230.

Windsor Terrace »

Brooklyn Libraries Get New Computers Through Citizen Budgeting Program

The Windsor Terrace and Carroll Gardens libraries welcomed 21 new computers this week.

Park Slope »

What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

From a Park Slope Ebola scare to complaints of "Internet people," check out the week's popular stories.

Park Slope »

Black Teens Shouldn't Be Chased Out of Park Slope, Councilman Says

Councilman Brad Lander said he's "troubled" by reports police told black teens to get out of the area.

Gowanus »

Parole Office Across from Whole Foods Will Serve Up to 400 Ex-Cons a Day

A new parole office is slated to open in January at 15 Second Ave., near Whole Foods.

Civic Center »

City Council Seeks to Eliminate Credit Checks for Job Seekers

Backers say there is no reason that job seekers' credit should be considered, with a few exceptions.

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