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Brooklyn Leaders Call for 'No' Votes on Iran Deal from Borough's Reps

Protecting Israel was a main concern for ralliers in Crown Heights on Wednesday night.

Civic Center »

New NYPD Deputy Commissioner Gets Tepid Response From Black, Latino Leaders

Benjamin Tucker was selected for the job after Philip Banks III stepped down.

Tompkinsville »

Thousands Call for Justice for Eric Garner at Staten Island March

The protest, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, started at the site of Eric Garner's deadly arrest.

Crown Heights »

Here Are the Candidates for Brooklyn's 5 Vacant State Legislature Seats

The primary is Sept. 9 for seats that have been open almost all year.

Clinton Hill »

Pratt Post Office Finds New Home in Bed-Stuy, Local Pols Say

The Pratt Post Office will be moved five blocks east, to Myrtle and Kent avenues.

Fort Greene »

Congressman Pushes to Make Prison Ship Martyrs' Crypt a National Monument

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries introduced a bill to protect the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Soup Kitchen Braces for Influx After Food Stamp Cut

St. John's Bread and Life already serves about 40,000 people a month.

Bed-Stuy »

Gentrification a 'Malignant Tumor' in Poor Communities, Congressman Says

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries criticized gentrification during his State of the District address.

Bed-Stuy »

Harry Belafonte to Speak at Play Inside Interfaith Medical Center

The legendary performer and activist will speak at a performance of "The Death of Bessie Smith."

Bed-Stuy »

Advocates Decry Health Care Inequality at Interfaith Hospital Protest

Health care inequality was the focus at a protest in front of Interfaith on Sunday.

Fort Greene »

Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo Celebrates Brooklyn's Diversity at Inauguration

Laurie Cumbo invited a diverse crowd to her swearing-in celebration for her 35th District seat. 

Bed-Stuy »

Focus is on Jobs, Education at Central Brooklyn Inauguration

Robert Cornegy was sworn in as the new councilman in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.

Crown Heights »

Brooklyn Jewish Leaders Offer $1,500 Reward for 'Knockout Game' Arrests

The Crown Heights Jewish community announced a cash reward for arrests in the alleged "knockout game."

Rego Park »

Queens College to Study Reactivating Abandoned Rail Line

The Rockaway Beach Rail Line is also being considered for the QueensWay, officials said.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Building Has No Heat for At Least 17 Years, Residents Say

Residents of 305 Decatur St. say Shinda Management Corp. is finally fixing the heat.