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Jasper Hurst, 79, right, holds up the keys he received from Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, after he signed a lease inside his new affordable apartment on Tuesday at the Cypress Hills Senior Residences. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

De Blasio promotes affordable housing plan at Cypress Hills senior residences

January 17 | Associated Press

New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation’s biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. De Blasio, a Democrat re-elected last year, has made affordable housing a centerpiece of his two mayoral campaigns. He […]

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun. Eagle file photo by Mario Belluomo

Building superintendent charged with stealing over $18,000 from 8 apartment-seekers

May 25 | By Paul Frangipane Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A Cypress Hills man was charged with grand larceny and scheme to defraud Wednesday after he allegedly stole more than $18,000 from eight people by posing as a building management employee. Ruben Almeidas, 58, was arraigned before Judge Danny Chun at Brooklyn Supreme Court for grand larceny and scheme to defraud charges. Almeidas, a superintendent […]

Ah, Wilderness! Actually, this is Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Highland Park and other fine sights in Cypress Hills

April 5 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Do you know the way to Highland Park? And we don’t mean the affluent North Shore Chicago suburb. That name is shared by a city park with a stunning reservoir and a fascinating mini-neighborhood that’s part of Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. There are eye-catching mansions in the neighborhood called Highland Park — plus Our Lady of […]