New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents. If Brooklyn were an independent city it would be the fourth largest city in the United States. While Brooklyn has become the epitome of ‘cool and hip’ in recent years, for those that were born here, raised families here and improved communities over the years, Brooklyn has never been ‘uncool’.

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Biden picks Fort Hamilton graduate to head Treasury

November 24 | Jaime DeJesus

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday that he will nominate Brooklyn-born Janet Yellen to be the first female secretary of the Treasury. Yellen, who chaired the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, was a valedictorian of Fort Hamilton High School in 1963. She attended Brown University, graduating summa cum laude with highest honors in economics in […]

Here’s what we know (and don’t) about reopening NYC school buildings

November 24 | Christina Veiga and Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New York

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. What will it take to reopen New York City school buildings? Since closing classrooms last week amid rising coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio has not been able to answer that question — though he […]

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