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Carlos Menchaca. Eagle photo by Andy Katz

Industry City agrees to modify and delay expansion plan (UPDATED)

September 20 | Scott Enman

UPDATE (11:54 a.m.): Industry City CEO Andrew Kimball met with Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and the elected official’s working group — made up of residents and community organizers — on Friday morning and agreed to delay moving forward with their land-use application. Menchaca had previously vowed not to support Industry City’s rezoning if it was rushed […]

City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca speaks at the community meeting with UPS. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Menchaca urges community unity to prevent ‘capitalistic animals’ from taking over Industry City

September 19 | Lore Croghan, Kelly Mena and Scott Enman

City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca evoked the specter of corporate giant Amazon moving into Industry City and called on Sunset Park residents to unite behind a Community Benefits Agreement with the complex’s owners in order to keep the company out. “Essentially, Amazon can come in and take over the entire complex right now. That’s scary. We […]

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 […]

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