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Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 has its own parking space for a vehicle purchased with public funds. Photo: Claudia Irizarry Aponte/THE CITY

Brooklyn community board roils over $26,000 SUV splurge

May 23 | Claudia Irizarry Aponte and Clifford Michel, THE CITY

This story was originally published on May 23 by THE CITY. A Brooklyn community board spent $26,000 in taxpayer money on an SUV — which THE CITY found parked Wednesday night across from a home owned by the board’s manager. The discovery came as some members of Community Board 1 fumed over the purchase of […]

Annica Lydenberg (left) and Samantha Schutz, who came up with the idea for the series of “You Are Not Alone” murals to mark Mental Health Awareness Month, are looking for more buildings to paint on. Photo by Jackson Cook

Murals for mental health show ‘You Are Not Alone’

May 20 | Paula Katinas

In big, bold letters on the sides of buildings in northern Brooklyn, passersby are reminded of a simple but important message: “You Are Not Alone.” The words — and the murals that bear them — come from a joint effort of local artists and activists aiming to offer hope to people affected by mental health […]

Two layers of booms help to contain oil from entering the main body of Newtown Creek and eventually New York Harbor. Photo courtesy of Newtown Creek Alliance

There are 3 active oil spills on Newtown Creek

May 20 | Scott Enman

Three properties along Newtown Creek are actively discharging oil into the waterway, further polluting the already toxic federal Superfund site and possibly undoing years of mitigation efforts. Two of the sites, Manhattan Polybag and Morgan Oil, were former oil storage facilities in Greenpoint. The third, Pratt Oil, was a refinery in Queens. Ian Beilby, New […]

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