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From left: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Brooklyn BP Eric Adams and Assemblymember Felix Ortiz at Thursday’s rally protesting planned cuts to bus service. The rally was sponsored by Riders Alliance. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Planned bus cuts will throw ridership into ‘death spiral’: riders and officials

September 19 | Mary Frost

MTA’s service cuts to bus routes in Brooklyn will bring ridership down even further and will hit lower-income residents the hardest, riders and elected officials said at a rally in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. Cuts to the B38 and B54 bus routes don’t make sense given the upcoming comprehensive redesign of the Brooklyn bus network, […]

National Grid is holding customers hostage, says NYC public advocate

September 17 | Mary Frost

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams ripped National Grid’s denial of service to thousands of new and returning customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island on Tuesday, calling it “reprehensible.” “Clearly it’s a political ploy to have the Williams Pipeline built,” he told reporters at a press conference in front of National […]

The proposed Willoughby Square Park from the North West corner. Rendering courtesy of NYCEDC and Hargreaves Jones

Willoughby Park delayed after historians say design leaves out abolitionist history

September 13 | Mary Frost

Community Board 2 voted on Wednesday to temporarily put off approving a design for a new Willoughby Square Park in Downtown Brooklyn after hearing claims that Brooklyn’s abolitionist history was being shortchanged. “We have received concerns that local historians with expert knowledge of this history have not been consulted,” Glomani Bravo-Lopez, Councilmember Stephen Levin’s deputy […]

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