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Williamsburg »

Hundreds of Williamsburg Locals Demand Promised Park from 2005 Rezoning

"What good is affordable housing," said local Richard Mazur, "if you have to live like rats?"

Bushwick »

2 Bushwick Schools Fight Co-Location With Charter School

More than 150 locals came out Wednesday to speak up against co-location at 35 Starr St.

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.

Lower East Side »

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.