Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

Campaign Roundup: Rangel & Espaillat Going to Court

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Adriano Espaillat, phtoo courtesy of wiki commons. Manhattan As Rep. Charlie Rangel’s margin of victory narrows, he and Adriano Espaillat are going to court today. A Dominic-American group is demanding the Department of Justice monitor the vote-counting process. Marty Connor is leading Espaillat’s legal efforts. Brooklyn The degree to which the two Satmar sects played a role in Nydia Velaquez’s victory is [&hellip
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Carroll Gardens Brownstone That Unexpectedly Collapsed Will Be Demolished

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Real Estate

If you thought you were at least safe indoors in New York City, this news will be unnerving. (by Alissa Fleck) Around 1 a.m. a brownstone in Carroll Gardens—a multiple family home previously listed at $3,500,000—partially collapsed last week, according to Gothamist. All residents were successfully evacuated without injury from the building once previously described [&hellip
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One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

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by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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Recent Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Brooklyn Anger Council Speaker Christine Quinn

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Christine Quinn. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Adel Manoukian The latest acts of anti-Semitic vandalism in Brooklyn have left Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council member Brad Lander appalled. “Hateful crimes that attempt to terrorize our neighborhoods will not be tolerated,” said Quinn in a statement released today. “New Yorkers enjoy a proud tradition of celebrating diversity and we will [&hellip
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Free Buses from Williamsburg to the Beach this Weekend

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by dandeluca By Paul Bisceglio Just in time for the weekend’s predicted sunshine, Rockaway Beach’s new Williamsburg-to-the-beach “Rockabus” is kicking off its service this Saturday and Sunday with free roundtrip rides to shore. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. and departing every 35 minutes, yellow school buses will cruise back and forth between Metropolitan and Meeker Avenues and the [&hellip
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Most Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhoods in US: Brooklyn Makes the Cut With Four

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The Thomas B. Fordham Institute just released a study on the fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the United States. Is it any surprise several Brooklyn neighborhoods rank highly on the list of twenty-five? According to Executive Vice President of the Fordham Institute and Education Analyst, Michael J. Petrilli, who performed the study, he took into account zip [&hellip
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Mayor Stands By Stop and Frisk Policy, But Agrees It Could Be Amended

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

by Adel Manoukian In a press conference yesterday morning at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mayor Bloomberg stood by the controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy that the NYPD so readily uses. Although Bloomberg agrees that people who are stopped and frisked by police deserve more respect and better treatment, the mayor stands by the argument [&hellip
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Here Come the Bees: City Has Too Many Hives Say Experts

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio If dodging speeding cabs, wayward cyclists, and lost tourists on the city’s sweltering streets this summer isn’t enough, here’s another thing to look out for: bees — a whole freakin’ lot of ‘em. Honeybee swarms of cinematic proportions have terrified city goers this spring from Brooklyn to the Bronx. They bombarded a [&hellip
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Residents Continue Fight Against Garbage Dump

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

It’s been six years since the city passed its Solid Waste Management Plan, a system that promises to be a cost-effective, environmentally sound solution to handling the city’s solid waste. But Upper East Side residents are still fighting one key component of the plan: the reopening of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS). [&hellip
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Is Local Senator Dan Squadron Becoming a Rock Star?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Is Dan Squadron on the verge of becoming a rock star? In the May 31st Rolling Stone – the magazine’s “Big Issue” – MSNBC’sChris Hayes names Squadron as one of his four choices for “What Should Be Big”, along with “outrage over watering-down of Dodd-Frank Act”, “the death of the solar industry”, and the high-brow culture magazine Jacobin. Writes Hughes, [&hellip
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