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United Home Center on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge was one of the businesses hit with a signage violation late last year. Eagle file photo by Todd Maisel

A month after widespread protests, City Council passes moratorium on sign violations

January 9 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In a win for small businesses, the new “Awnings Act” was passed by the City Council on Wednesday. The bill — championed by Councilmember Rafael Espinal and co-sponsored by Councilmember Justin Brannan — imposes a two-year moratorium on the issuance of sign violations and creates an interagency task force to come up with long-term solutions […]

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Justin Brannan held a press conference in the 77th Street R train station in conjunction with surveying riders about their commute. Eagle photo by Meaghan McGoldrick

Council speaker pushes for municipal control of transit system

January 9 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Corey Johnson wants to fight data with data. The City Council speaker joined Councilmember Justin Brannan inside the infamous R train’s 77th Street subway station during the evening rush on Tuesday to call for municipal control of the subways while also fetching rider feedback. “What we hear on a regular basis is the data and […]