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Knickerbocker Village Tenants Fighting 13 Percent Rent Hike

Tenants in the Lower East Side affordable housing complex are fighting a proposed rent increase.

Williamsburg »

Transfer for G, J and M Train Riders Should be Free, Advocates Say

Riders have wanted the free transfer for years, and now's the time to make it permanent, officials said.

Williamsburg »

Affordable Co-Op Tenants Accuse Board of Election Mismanagement

Nearly 900 residents at the Lindsay Park co-op want changes after saying the board mismanaged elections.

Bushwick »

Seventh District Congressional Candidate Refuses PAC and Lobby Money

Jeff Kurzon is the only federal candidate refusing to take money from PACs or lobbies.

Williamsburg »

Brooklyn Politicians Hold Dance-Off to Raise Funds for Community Center

The School Settlement Association is raising money for a new community center.

Gowanus »

Locals Invited to Weigh In on Future of Gowanus Development

Elected officials are inviting residents to talk about how Gowanus should grow in coming years.

Lower East Side »

Knickerbocker Village and Rockaway Buildings Receive $2.5M in Sandy Funding

The Lower East Side's Knickerbocker Village and two buildings in the Rockaways got rebuilding funds.

NoHo »

$1.3B in Federal Funds for Sandy Rebuilding Coming to NYC

More than $1 billion in new aid will help property owners still trying to rebuild, officals say.

Red Hook »

Carlos Menchaca Beats Incumbent to Take District 38's City Council Seat

Menchaca defeated incumbent Sara Gonzalez for the City Council seat in Red Hook and Sunset Park.

Lower East Side »

Neglected Lower East Side Pier Launches Summer of Art Installations

Pier 42 will host a series of art installations and public programming through Nov. 1.

Cobble Hill »

Community Demands to Stay Involved in Future Plans for LICH

Supporters and officials gathered Monday, demanding that the community is kept informed hospital's fate.

Gowanus »

EPA to Meet With Residents About Gowanus Canal Flooding After Sandy

Samples retrieved by the EPA after Hurricane Sandy showed higher levels of bacteria.

Lower East Side »

Forum to Help LES Small Businesses Recover from Hurricane Sandy

An event to help Lower East Side businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy will be held Nov. 9.

New York City »

New Yorkers Come Out to Vote in 2012 Congressional Primary

This year's congressional primary featured new blood and an old stalwart as New Yorkers came out to vote.

Lower East Side »

Nydia Velazquez Cruises to Win in 7th District

Rep. Nydia Velazquez easily defeated a handful of opponents on her way to an 11th term.