Williamsburg

Coverage of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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.
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.
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.
“I love, love, love my community,” says Barbara Williams, who has distributed 5,000 plates and counting in and around Williamsburg.
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.
After a supervisor in Williamsburg tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Postal Service workers decided to pick up deliveries outside.
With her Brooklyn Assembly run, community board member and environmental advocate Emily Gallagher joins wave of upstarts rattling entrenched pols.
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.
Gerald Esposito of Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Board 1 says the rules were followed in buying the $26,000 Toyota with public funds.
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.
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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