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CONSUMMATE BROOKLYN DEVELOPER PASSES

CONSUMMATE BROOKLYN DEVELOPER PASSES

🕔18:32, 27.Feb 2015

Thomas B. Keller – Sensitive, Selfless, Superman  Thomas Keller was relatively small in physical stature, but he was a gigantic man.  A trailblazing developer who was busy building lives as much as he was busy constructing buildings.  He was a

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Bed-Stuy Homeowners Face Increasing Costs Due To Bribery Scam

Bed-Stuy Homeowners Face Increasing Costs Due To Bribery Scam

🕔19:06, 19.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt Bed-Stuy homeowner Eric Nathaniel just received a letter from State Farm, and it wasn’t pretty. It said his deductible for homeowner insurance has shot from $1,000 to $2,500. “For making a claim that was never my fault!,”

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Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

🕔21:26, 12.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt To Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowner Eric Nathaniel, this week’s massive bust of 50 people including city Department of Buildings (DOB) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) employees, property managers and owners, expeditors, contractors and one engineer was

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Linden Plaza Residents in Sustained Fight to Keep Their Homes

Linden Plaza Residents in Sustained Fight to Keep Their Homes

🕔21:01, 5.Feb 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Longtime residents of Linden Plaza in East New York are being priced out of their homes by a process that was supposed to maintain affordability. Rents in the 45-year-old Mitchell Lama development have increased 130% in

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Eubie Blake Auditorium in Von King Park Gets a Makeover

Eubie Blake Auditorium in Von King Park Gets a Makeover

🕔20:20, 5.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt The Eubie Blake Auditorium, one of the crown jewels of the Herbert Von King Park Cultural Center, is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover, the Parks Department confirmed this week. The renovation of the auditorium is just part of

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View From Here:  Is Heastie Best for Speaker?

View From Here: Is Heastie Best for Speaker?

🕔20:11, 5.Feb 2015

by David Mark Greaves We’d like to get on the bandwagon celebrating Assemblyman Carl Heastie as the first African-American Speaker of that legislative body, but he does not seem to be what a legislature that has been called one of

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For African Americans, New Crowdsourcing Initiative Offers Digital Opportunity to Tell Stories Accurately, Reveal Stories Untold

For African Americans, New Crowdsourcing Initiative Offers Digital Opportunity to Tell Stories Accurately, Reveal Stories Untold

🕔21:07, 3.Feb 2015

One of the most powerful, accessible, and widely used digital based informational systems is Wikipedia. Since its birth in 2001, Wikipedia, according to its own website, “has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, attracting over 470 million

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Op-Ed: Community Voices Not Heard!

🕔13:55, 1.Feb 2015

By Alicia Boyd As a member of the grass-roots organization MTOPP, the Movement to Protect the People, located in Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens/Flatbush, I was not surprised at the reaction of the East New York Community to City Planning’s study presentation.

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Lifting Cell Phone Ban in Schools Leaves Some Parents & Educators Concerned

Lifting Cell Phone Ban in Schools Leaves Some Parents & Educators Concerned

🕔16:39, 24.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt As Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña ready for the city to lift the ban on cell phones in schools, not all parents and educators are in agreement with the policy shift, and some

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Camara Assembly Seat Up For Grabs, Geoffrey Davis Seen as Front-runner

🕔16:22, 24.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt With Karim Camara stepping down from the Assembly to join the Cuomo Administration as the Executive Director of the newly created Office of Faith-based Community Development Services, the scramble is on to replace him in the 43rd

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