Hakeem Jeffries

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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.

Clinton Hill »

Pratt Post Office a Victim of Gentrification, Congressman Says

The USPS is forced to look for new space because new Clinton Hill developers would not renew its lease.

Bed-Stuy »

Interfaith Hospital Closure Process Delayed for the Second Time

The closure of Interfaith Hospital has been delayed by a bankruptcy court yet again.

Clinton Hill »

New Owners Will Not Renew Post Office Lease at 524 Myrtle Avenue

Pratt Station Post Office will have to vacate the building by the end of their lease in May 2014.

Bed-Stuy »

Hakeem Jeffries Questions Eric Holder on Stop-and-Frisk

Jeffries called the practice "very aggressive" and asked Holder to investigate the NYPD's policy.

Forest Hills »

Queens Pols Want to Use Sandy Funds to Rebuild Derelict Rail Line

Reps. Jeffries and Meeks back revitalization of the old rail line.

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