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Gabriel cover Brooklyn for THE CITY. He previously was a researcher at ProPublica, and an intern at WNYC, ChicoSol, Chico News & Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He studied business reporting at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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De Blasio’s ‘Open Streets’ Stalled at Fraction of Promised Hundred Miles

Most stretches of roadway advertised as car-free aren’t, a citywide survey from the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives finds, with sharp inequities between the boroughs. Volunteers say they still need help hauling barricades.

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Native American New Yorkers Grow in Number, Latest Census Shows

More than 180,000 reported "American Indian" heritage, amounting to 2% of the city’s population. Participants in a weekend Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration said New York City should do more to honor the holiday.

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Brooklyn Armory Rec Center Deal Documents Debunk Claims on Affordable Memberships

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo blasts out a defense of the 2017 pact she brokered for a city-backed Crown Heights real estate project after THE CITY found just 250 locals will benefit from long-promised discounts.

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Remote Judges Fight for Return to In-Person Sessions for Summonses

Hearing officers at the city Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings protest plan that could make phone calls the standard way costly fines get refereed.

New Crown Heights Armory Rec Center Falls Short on Community Discounts, Council Member Charges

City-owned Major Owens facility, set to open Oct. 27, offers just 250 discount low-income memberships in an area with 45,000 eligible residents. Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, a longtime supporter of the project, now calls it NYC’s "biggest failure."

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tower Neighbor — and Its Shadows — Nixed By City Planning Board

Unusual, unanimous ‘no’ vote on Franklin Ave. development project spells end for a 34-story high rise plan. But the developer is suing to get an alternative approved — and says it can just build condos regardless.

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Sears Closing Brooklyn Store, Its Last Outpost in New York City

A liquidation sale is on at the Flatbush retailer, part of what was once a national retail juggernaut. Landmarking will protect the building but what comes next is unknown.

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Crown Heights Armory Pool Offers Kids’ Swimming Lessons — for $50 a Half Hour

The Brooklyn neighborhood was promised affordable recreation as part of the deal to transform the former armory. Residents are still waiting for details on possible class discounts as the Major Owens Community Center readies to open.

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Bed-Stuy Tenants Bemoan Deterioration and Vagrants in Complex Run By Ex-Met Mo Vaughn

Calling Betty Shabazz Apartments "raggedy," residents plead to remove homeless from their hallways — but management says NYPD’s "Clean Halls" patrol shutdown ties their hands.

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Call for Donors in Blood ‘Emergency’ Easier for Brooklyn to Answer Thanks to New Facilities

A pop-up store on Atlantic Avenue will soon be followed by a new permanent donation center somewhere in downtown Brooklyn. The borough has lacked a fixed place to give blood for years.