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Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn Democratic Socialists narrow their sights on four 2020 candidates 

September 19 | Emma Whitford

On the heels of a competitive effort in June’s Queens district attorney primary, during which they backed insurgent candidate Tiffany Cabán, the Democratic Socialists of America are beginning to solidify their 2020 priorities in Brooklyn. Brooklyn DSA’s electoral working group recommended four New York State Assembly and Senate candidates for endorsement in a closed meeting […]

Justice Reginald Boddie called for settlement talks in a lawsuit concerning high-rise development near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Botanic Garden development opponents to begin settlement talks

September 18 | Lore Croghan

A Brooklyn judge called for settlement talks in a lawsuit challenging the planned construction of Crown Heights towers that activists say would cast damaging shadows on the famous Brooklyn Botanic Garden. At the conclusion of a contentious court hearing on Tuesday, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Reginald Boddie asked activist Alicia Boyd and Crown Heights residents […]

Community Board 8 passed a resolution concerning proposed rezoning for its M-Crown district. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Crown Heights community pushes solution to ‘development desert’

September 16 | Lore Croghan

Crown Heights residents are urging the city to move forward with a grassroots plan to spur more development in the neighborhood’s manufacturing district, with the local community board passing a resolution on Thursday directing the Department of City Planning to take a rezoning project from the talking phase to the action phase. DCP has spent […]

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