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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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Asian New Yorkers See Hope in Preliminary Political Map That Unites Some Neighborhoods

One of the dueling maps proposed by the divided redistricting commission would create four state legislative districts with at least a plurality of Asian residents. Brooklyn and Queens activists welcomed the early move, but say more needs to be done.

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New York Haitian Leaders Head to Texas Border to Help Migrants in Crisis

Driven by images of immigration agents on horseback chasing asylum seekers, Brooklyn Councilmember Farah Louis and Council hopeful Rita Joseph gave comfort — and supplies — to migrants. Louis called the trip a "mission that God gave me."

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Eric Adams Misses City Inspectors Again After Illegal Apartment Complaint on His Brooklyn Building

The mayoral frontrunner promised to let the city he hopes to run inspect his home, but officials stuck up a new notice on his door Friday. He finally connected with buildings department officials Tuesday after inquiries by THE CITY.

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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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Gowanus Redevelopment Gets Go-Ahead as de Blasio’s Team Sails Away

The City Planning Commission okayed plans to rezone the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood and bring new affordable housing, sending the City Hall-initiated plan to the City Council. Meanwhile, the mayor’s path to revamping SoHo is less clear.

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Eric Adams Says Accountant’s ‘Incorrect Decision’ Spawned Faulty Tax Filings

Mayoral nominee admits he failed to tell the IRS he lived in the Bed-Stuy townhouse he claims as a residence — a move that may have enabled him to take bigger deductions. His campaign says he’ll refile his returns, again.

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Eric Adams’ Townhouse Trouble: Tax Filing ‘Mistake’ and Blown-Off Buildings Inspector

Campaign says mayoral nominee will amend tax returns for a second time after THE CITY pointed out irregularities concerning filings on his Bed-Stuy residence. Adams also overlooked an illegal-apartment-conversion complaint taped to his door, city records show.

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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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Pols Call on Hochul to Revisit Rate Hike Tied to Controversial Brooklyn Pipeline

More than two dozen Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island officials demand review of a state commission decision to have National Grid customers pay for fossil fuel projects.

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He Was Wrongfully Convicted of a Killing That Took Place Days After 9/11. Where Did Justice Go Awry?

In 2019, a Brooklyn judge exonerated Bladimil Arroyo after the DA found police coerced him into making a false confession for a killing that took place on Sept. 16, 2001. A review found the terror attack was a factor in a disjointed case.

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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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How Bullying and Spying on Muslims After 9/11 Spawned a Justice-Seeking Generation

The exposure of the NYPD’s sprawling surveillance program is seen as a turning point for many in the Muslim and South Asian communities — a moment that galvanized neighbors to organize and become more civically engaged.

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How to Clean Up After Ida: A Guide for the Flooded

What you should know about safely putting your place back together, where to look for financial help and whether renters insurance covers flood damage. (Answer: Rarely.)

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City Senators Refuse to Commit to Commission’s Redistricting Maps

THE CITY asked 10 local incumbents who stand to see their district lines redrawn by a new Independent Redistricting Commission whether they’ll vote yes on nonpartisan results. Three said no, while the others — including Queens reformer Mike Gianaris — dodged the question.

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Commercial Districts Grapple With Slowed Return to Business as Usual

Flatiron, Hudson Square, Downtown Brooklyn and the Garment District offer four studies in survival, with just 23% of Manhattan office workers back at their desks. Lures back include pedestrian space and cultural events.

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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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Brooklyn Residents File Civil Rights Complaint Seeking to Pause Gas Pipeline

Grassroots groups announce petition to federal agencies demanding review they say state failed to give to National Grid project running from Brownsville to Greenpoint.

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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.

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Cameras Capture Illegal Dumping as Sanitation Tries to Clean Up Increasingly Dirty City

A fish tank filled with water, but no fish. A shopping cart. An abandoned green bus. That’s some of the junk recently dumped in Brooklyn. Now the Department of Sanitation is using video and hefty fines to target those turning streets into trash heaps.