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Coverage of East New York, Brooklyn.

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This Challenger Could Deny Bid by the Barrons of Brooklyn to Extend Council Dynasty

Charles Barron is running again for the seat he or his wife, Inez, have held since 2001. Nikki Lucas says she can beat him — with help from a former Barron booster.

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De Blasio Knocks Foundation Out From Under His Tiny Houses Push

Mayor’s budget would ax funding for a Brooklyn trial run for converting spare space into apartments, just when homeowners could use the income most.

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The Open Newsroom Is Back — Virtually. We’ve Got a Lot to Talk About…

Join THE CITY for a Zoom-powered discussion about coronavirus on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. ET. Help us make local news more collaborative.

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Harried East New York Homeowners Seek Ban on House Flippers

Speculators’ rampant solicitations spur push for so-called cease-and-desist protection for the Brooklyn neighborhood. A hearing is set for this week.

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De Blasio’s Tiny Houses Plan for Apartments in Basements, Garages and Backyards

City Hall’s plan would offer $150 million in low-interest loans to boost affordable housing and ease homeowner burdens by legalizing the dwellings.

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Our year-long project with Brooklyn Public Library to explore how to make local news more collaborative returns with new meet-ups in August.


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