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Coverage of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Feds Launch a Second Civil Rights Investigation Into Brooklyn Gas Pipeline

Now the U.S. Department of Transportation is probing whether the state broke discrimination laws by approving National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline. Meanwhile, the EPA is already examining allegations of environmental racism.

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Feds Open Probe into Brooklyn Fossil Fuel Plans Amid Environmental Racism Accusations

The EPA will examine the state’s role in overlooking the under-construction North Brooklyn pipeline when considering potential environmental impacts of an upgraded liquefied natural gas hub in Greenpoint.

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Judge Temporarily Freezes Plan to Truck Frigid Liquid Natural Gas to Brooklyn

National Grid is fighting a construction stop-work order aimed at its plan to alter its Greenpoint hub to deal with the combustible gas, kept at a cool minus-260 degrees. Activists sued, charging the set-up could unleash multiple environmental hazards.

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How a North Brooklyn Transfer of Political Power Threatens Millions in Funding to the Area

The defeat of longtime Brooklyn Assemblymember Joe Lentol by newcomer Emily Gallagher raises questions about community project funding — highlighting a shadowy spoils system that gives outsize spending power to entrenched Albany lawmakers.

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Greenpoint Activist Vies to Unseat 47-Year Incumbent Lentol

With her Brooklyn Assembly run, community board member and environmental advocate Emily Gallagher joins wave of upstarts rattling entrenched pols.

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Brooklyn Bistro Owner Says Far-Right Polish Pol Duped Her

The manager was readying a table for 15. Then, Robert Winnicki showed up to make a speech at the Greenpoint restaurant — with 100 fans.

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Far-Right Polish Politician Finds Brooklyn Perch After Church Ouster

Nationalist leader Robert Winnicki draws an audience of about 100 to a Greenpoint restaurant after bishop canceled his church appearance amid outrage.

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Brooklyn Board Manager Defends SUV Splurge: ‘I’m Not Going to Parties’

Gerald Esposito of Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Board 1 says the rules were followed in buying the $26,000 Toyota with public funds.

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Mayor de Blasio Calls for Probe of Community Board SUV Purchase

He spoke out after THE CITY revealed a Brooklyn board’s $26,000 Toyota splurge. Meanwhile, the City Council will look at board spending citywide.

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Brooklyn Community Board Roils Over $26,000 SUV Splurge

Williamsburg’s CB 1 used a City Council grant to buy a Toyota RAV4 – which THE CITY found parked Wednesday night near the board manager’s house.


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