The Council member often charged with being MIA is vying for a fifth term representing Brownsville. She’s up against two challengers, led by a first-time candidate struggling for recognition.
Supporters rallied Thursday in support of Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, who reportedly voided the arrest of Kruythoff Forrester after the retired officer allegedly chased three children while holding a pistol. Forrester told NBC New York he never pulled his gun.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the quick release of a retired cop who was arrested for allegedly menacing three young boys with a gun in Brooklyn, according to family members of the children. Lashawn Jordan, the aunt of a 12- and 14-year-old who contend ex-officer Kruythoff Forrester chased them with a gun after […]
Opponents of a gas pipeline snaking its way through Brooklyn are formally alleging its location, approval and operation discriminate against communities of color along its route, in violation of federal and state environmental and civil rights laws. Lawyers on behalf of Brownsville Green Justice and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals, Mi Casa Resiste […]
The second round of a community policing experiment that pulled back cop patrols from a strip of Brooklyn’s Brownsville this spring saw 911 calls cut in half as grassroots groups stepped up as problem solvers. Officials are now looking for other neighborhoods to replicate the success of the Brownsville Safety Alliance, which removed NYPD details […]
A Brooklyn community’s experiment to deal with a longstanding crime hotspot in a busy commercial corridor took a new approach last month: They pulled back on policing. Cops from Brownsville’s 73rd Precinct withdrew from their regular posts on Mother Gaston Boulevard for parts of a five-day stretch in early December, while violence interrupter and crisis […]
Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, neighborhood chatter swirled about a quarantine party set for the Marcus Garvey Village Apartments in Brownsville — and about a massive mobilization planned by the 73rd Precinct in response. After convincing residents to cancel the festivities, Assemblymember Latrice Walker and City Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel visited Bristol Street that Saturday and […]
Additional reporting by Yoav Gonen Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. New York City neighborhoods home to public housing developments logged a 30% higher rate of recent coronavirus hospitalizations than surrounding areas, according to THE CITY’s analysis of new state data. On average, 14 […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A group of Brownsville parents was frustrated by a lack of local places to take young children. Where, outside of school or day care, they asked, could their kids get some brain development stimulation, […]
Sign up for THE CITY Scoop, our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A week after a deadly mass shooting at a July street party in Brownsville, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a news conference and promised the neighborhood $9 million in taxpayer-funded community support. That included […]