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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IN PUBLIC SERVICE: ‘I’m Not New To This, I’m True To This.’

June 11 | By Eric Adams

This year’s mayoral election will determine the course of our city for years to come. Now more than ever, we need someone with the vision and lived experience to lead this city out of this dark period. New York has been through a lot in the past 15 months. COVID-19 has claimed more than 33,000 […]

Aunt Pauline the Pencil Lady

June 11 | William A. Gralnick

Tales of Eastern Parkway came up among friends. This is the memory it evoked. Everyone has an Aunt Pauline, regardless of her name. She’s that spinster aunt who loves you dearly but can’t quite remember which birthday it is you’re celebrating. She takes you places you don’t really want to go and gives you things […]

Scholastic Roundup: Steve Sandler was the ‘One-Wall Kingpin’

June 11 | Andy Furman

He was known as the “one-wall kingpin.” Steve Sandler won the U.S. Handball Association Singles Championship in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1981, and was elected to the Handball Hall of Fame in 1985. He is remembered as much for his domination of one-wall handball as for his entertaining challenge matches. At […]

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