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Watch Two Brooklyn Boro President Candidates Live on VOICES of East New York Sunday Feb 14

This Sunday, February 14, 2021 @9am, Brooklyn Boro President candidates Khari Edwards and Kim Council will be guests on VOICES of East New York with Nikki Lucas. ; Edwards and Council will be talking about their ideas for the future of Brooklyn, their platforms, ranked choice voting and why people should vote for them on election …

As winds change in Washington, Velazquez seeks more federal funding for public housing

Brooklyn Rep. Nydia Velazquez introduced legislation this week that would provide $70 billion in federal funding for public housing repairs across the country, as Democrats are set to take control of all three chambers of government in Washington.  The bill, dubbed the Public Housing Emergency Response Act, would increase funding for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund, allowing the federal government to fund more repairs and capital projects in public housing complexes. Of those funds, $32 billion would go toward repairs in the New York City Housing Authority, the biggest public housing system in the country. “Public housing was created to serve as …

10 Story Building Opens in Brooklyn As Part of the Massive ReZoning in East New York

It was recently announced that the Linwood Park Apartments, a new affordable rental building in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood, has officially opened to residents. The building, which includes supportive housing for formerly homeless families, is one of the first affordable buildings to open in New York City since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic …

NY Attorney General Tish James Files Suit To Dissolve the NRA Due To Years of Illegal Self Dealing

Brooklyn native, Tish James, who is the New York Attorney General, is starting the official process to dissolve the NRA, the powerful gun lobbying organization that has fought to keep guns on the streets of the United States. Official Press Release from Attorney General Letitia Tish James  New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed …

5 New Coronavirus Testing Locations Opening Including 2 Locations in Brooklyn

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, five new testing facilities are opening, primarily in neighborhoods where the need is greatest. A drive-through mobile testing facility will open at the ;Sears Parking Lot at 2307 Beverly Road in Brooklyn ;(April 10 @ 12:30pm) A drive-through mobile testing facility opened at the ;Club House at Aqueduct Race Track Parking Lot, 110-00 …

Meet the old-fashioned signmaker painting Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Talk about making your mark! A Prospect Lefferts Gardens craftsman is lending local mom-and-pop shops an old-timey feel, devising hand-painted signs that would feel right at home hanging over a 19th-century doorway.  “It feels like I’m a small-town sign painter 100 years ago,” said Travis Fitzsimmons. A Lincoln Avenue resident, Fitzsimmons makes his living as a signmaker, hand-crafting individualized markers, and operating by word of mouth, as shopkeepers swear by the marketing value of his artisanal calligraphy, he said.  “There’s more feeling when you actually have a human being doing brush strokes,” said Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons claims he fell into sign making — a profession he…