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Armory Pool and Gym Prices Give Crown Heights Neighbors Sticker Shock

Parents and other neighbors express confusion over separate gym and pool memberships that exceed costs at other Brooklyn facilities — save for a limited number of long-promised hyperlocal discounts that may never grow beyond 250.

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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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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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Crown Heights Armory Project Towers Over Brooklyn Council Race Roiled By Development Backlash

Candidates pile on to bash term-limited Laurie Cumbo for her support for real estate development in a rapidly gentrifying district — including a leading contender who used to work for her.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Shadow-Casting Towers Qualify for Generous Trump Tax Break State Lawmakers Want to Slash

"Opportunity Zone" benefits will come to investors in a controversial Crown Heights real estate project whether or not affordable housing remains in the picture. A bill would end New York’s part of the program.

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Amid Hate Spike, A Crown Heights Leader Pleads: ‘We Have to Do Better’

Richard Green helped bring residents together after the 1991 riots. As anti-Semitic incidents rise, he’s calling for resources — and understanding.

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Mayor’s Mental Health Crisis Response Offers Weak Dose of Care, Advocates Warn

The father of cop shooting victim Saheed Vassell welcomed a test sending clinicians on 911 calls. Others express "shock" reforms don’t go farther.

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Group Floats Separate Swimming for Men and Women at Williamsburg Pool

A Brooklyn pool’s women-only schedule made waves among civil rights activists three years ago. Now the ladies who swim are offering men a deal.

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