The Park Church sanctuary had served north Brooklyn for more than a decade, offering performance space, day care, a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter.
The reversal followed a weekslong pressure campaign tied to the influential Argento siblings, owners of a film production company — and donors to Adams.
At a meeting hosted by Broadway Stages owners, the powerful Argento family, some Greenpointers railed against a proposed McGuinness Boulevard redesign, while the other side was barred from entry.
Dozens of companies supposedly are part of a grassroots effort to fight the plan, but almost two-thirds of them can be traced to the Argentos, who own the neighborhood’s big movie studio.
Teamsters Local 553 had represented just three drivers at the facility, but other United Metro Energy workers — in their second year striking — are also fighting for a contract.
A second federal agency is kicking off a civil rights probe into the approval of part of a natural gas pipeline snaking through Brooklyn. The U.S. Department of Transportation will investigate whether the state Department of Public Service violated of federal discrimination laws when the Public Service Commission gave thumbs up to National Grid’s North […]
Federal officials are launching a civil rights investigation into fossil fuel projects in Brooklyn, where construction of a natural gas pipeline has sparked accusations of environmental racism. The Environmental Protection Agency will examine whether the state Department of Environmental Conservation violated federal laws when it did not consider the impact of National Grid’s North Brooklyn […]
Environmental activists protesting changes to National Grid’s Greenpoint hub for more than a year are claiming a legal victory — but the utility is pushing back. Following a court order, National Grid last week stopped construction work at the Brooklyn site that could be used to load and unload trucks containing liquefied natural gas, or […]
When voters in Williamsburg and Greenpoint cast their primary ballots in June, they did more than tap a new representative for an Assembly district that’s been held by Joe Lentol since the 1970s. Emily Gallagher’s stunning defeat over one of the most influential members in the state Assembly potentially puts on the chopping block millions […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Emily Gallagher is no stranger to being a squeaky wheel. The 35-year-old Greenpoint activist has tackled hyper-local issues like bike safety and the 94th Precinct’s response to sexual violence. She ran for district leader […]