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Funding will go toward building hiking and biking trails, waterfront access for kayaking. Renderings courtesy of Gov. Cuomo's office

Brooklyn’s new 407-acre Shirley Chisholm State Park to receive $20 million

April 25 | Scott Enman

A massive 407-acre park in East New York, the third largest in Brooklyn and the largest state park in New York City, will receive $20 million from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to build green space, community gardens and recreational centers. The new Shirley Chisholm State Park, named after the trailblazing former Brooklyn U.S. representative, is expected […]

The Landmarks Preservation Commission was divided on the use of cantilevers above the Empire State Dairy Company Buildings. Rendering by Dattner Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Cantilever conflict: East New York landmark plan panned

April 16 | Lore Croghan

A sharply divided city Landmarks Preservation Commission told Bushburg Properties to change its design for an affordable housing development that would cantilever over a landmarked East New York dairy with quirky cow murals on its facade. The developer plans to construct the 14-story residential building on the unlandmarked portion of the Empire State Dairy Company […]

With a Democratic-controlled State Senate, lawmakers have their best chance in years to revise 50-a or eliminate it altogether. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

More than 50 Brooklyn cops have been sued at least four times, data shows

April 8 | Noah Goldberg

More than 50 Brooklyn police officers were hit with four or more federal civil rights lawsuits between January 2015 and June 2018, costing the city millions of dollars in settlements, according to a database compiled by The Legal Aid Society. In East New York’s 75th Precinct – where cops were sued 94 times, more than […]