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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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Evictions on Hold Until Oct. 1, but Pre-Pandemic Housing Court Cases Forge Ahead

Some tenants breathe easier with new clarity from the courts about how and when cases may resume. But others are first in line when evictions restart.

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Brooklyn Community Board Considers Suspending Its 2020 Election Over Pandemic Disruptions, Sparking Backlash

Community Board 1, which came under fire last year for using public funds to purchase an SUV for its leadership, weighs allowing executives to remain unchallenged until next June.

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Hot Meals Delivered By a North Brooklyn Stalwart Who Never Stopped Serving

"I love, love, love my community," says Barbara Williams, who has distributed 5,000 plates and counting in and around Williamsburg.

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Brooklyn Underground Yeshivas Flout Pause Rules, Parents Charge

In one case, cops closed a 311 complaint in 16 minutes — in the middle of the night, records show. Another yeshiva touted classes in a phone message.

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Letter Carriers Balk at Entering Brooklyn Post Office Over Coronavirus

After a supervisor in Williamsburg tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Postal Service workers decided to pick up deliveries outside.

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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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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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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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Making it Count: Immigration Advocates Seek Census Outreach Funding Boost

A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision and budget woes could stymie local efforts to get an accurate tally in next year’s count, some fear.