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Toba Potosky: I know affordable housing, because I live in it

May 5 | By Toba Potosky

“New York City is in an affordable housing crisis.” How many times do we need to hear that before our lawmakers take action? The difficult truth is that New York City doesn’t lack affordable housing opportunities — we lack affordable housing leadership. Those in charge either don’t know how to fix the problems, or they […]

Police: 1 killed, 6 hurt in shooting at Brooklyn apartments

November 23 | Associated Press

A young woman has died and six other people were wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in Brooklyn that followed an earlier shooting near a Sweet 16 birthday party, police said. The first shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in East New York and left a 17-year-old boy wounded in the leg, […]

Brooklyn man gets 15 years for 2005 ‘cold case’ killing

October 9 | Editorial Staff

A Bedford-Stuyvesant man was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison for the 2005 shooting death of his 22-year-old girlfriend, Desiree Cofield, who was shot in the head in the apartment that the couple shared. The defendant was arrested following a lengthy and thorough reinvestigation of the case. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, […]

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