Community News

Bedford-Stuyvesant Finally Gets A Sanitation Garage

  By Stephen Witt After 34 years, the wait in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Community Board 3 to get its own sanitation garage is finally over. That, after Department of Sanitation sources confirmed to KCP that the city-owned property at 56 Nostrand Avenue between Park and Flushing Avenues that have long been slated to house a sanitation garage […]readmore

City Politics

Dawn Smalls Makes Her Case for Public Advocate

]In a crowded Public Advocate race filled with city and state elected officials, it is interesting to note that Dawn Smalls, who has no elected political experience, was one of the first to turn in her petition filings to the Board of Elections last week. But Smalls is no novice to political and government experience. An […]readmore

City Politics

BP Adams, Cornegy Call on Feds to Investigate City’s TPT

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights), the chair of the council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, today called for a full-scale forensic audit and investigation on the federal, state, and city levels into the issue of deed fraud in the borough of Brooklyn, including the role that the […]readmore

Community News

Chisholm to Get Statue at Prospect Park Entrance

By Kings County Politics The late U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-Brooklyn), 1924-2005, the political trailblazer who was both the first Black congresswoman and the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, will have a monument to her memory erected at the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park. This is the first monument commissioned as part of She […]readmore

City Politics

Bill Could Eliminate Public Advocate Office as BK Lawmakers Jockey

By Kelly Mena, Kings County Politics City Councilman Kalman Yeger (D-Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Midwood and Kensington) could introduce a bill as early as tomorrow that could eliminate the Office of Public Advocate, a position that was recently left open with the historical election of current Public Advocate Letitia James to state Attorney General. The Office of Public Advocate […]readmore

City Politics Real Estate

Wofford Calls for State Investigation Over City’s Taking of Properties

By Stephen Witt September 28, 2018 Editor’s Note: The following is the fifth of a KCP investigative series by reporters Kelly Mena and Stephen Witt on how New York City is taking paid-off properties from longtime small property owners, including Black and Brown seniors, and giving them to connected non-profit and for-profit developers as gentrification continues […]readmore

Real Estate

City Caught Trying to Grab Senior

Ms. Marlene Saunders, a long time resident and homeowner of 1217 Dean Street. The city today abruptly reversed a decision to take a senior citizen’s brownstone house on a gentrified Crown Heights block after pressure from City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights) and Kings County Politics. While the incident, in which the retired nurse, […]readmore