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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More than 200 kids are still waiting for special ed pre-K seats

June 25 | Meaghan McGoldrick

While their peers attend universal pre-K programs across the city, many children with special needs are still waiting for seats. New York City is in need of more than 400 special education preschool seats as of May 29, according to a recently re-released New York State Education Department memo. While the city’s newest budget agreement allots […]

Voter turnout was light at noontime at the Urban Assembly School at 283 Adams St. in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Mary Frost

Your guide to Brooklyn’s judicial elections

June 24 | Noah Goldberg

Brooklyn Democrats will head to the polls tomorrow to vote on three judicial seats, including two countywide races: the Surrogate’s Court and the Civil Court. It’s the first June primary after lawmakers decided to bump up the dates for state races, and without any headline-grabbing contests it risks a record-low turnout. But these seats are […]

Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, left, speaks about expanding opportunity in Brooklyn’s booming “innovation economy” at a symposium presented by Center for an Urban Future and other organizations on June 21 in Downtown Brooklyn. Shown: Members of Panel 2. Eagle photo by May Frost

How to spread Brooklyn’s ‘Innovation Economy’

June 24 | Mary Frost

Real estate and floor space, infrastructure, diversity and creative “collisions” are some of the reasons Brooklyn is so attractive to start-ups — but if the city doesn’t fix some nagging problems, that growth could slow, according to experts at a symposium on Friday sponsored by the Center for an Urban Future. Two panels packed with […]

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