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Opinion: Max Rose’s post office Cabrini tribute is a sham!

What do you think of our postal service? For most, the response would be pretty negative and include some choice words that can’t be printed here. However, in a cynical attempt to pander to the Italian-American community and Catholics in his district, Congressman Max Rose has proposed renaming the Dyker Heights Post Office after Mother Cabrini. A saint should be revered and not relegated to having their name slapped on an aging and architecturally bland federal building. To add insult to injury, this proposal seems to have been made for purely political purposes. For background, this all began when the She Built NYC Initiative was created in 2018 to erect public monuments or statues to honor women’s history. There was an open call for nominations…

Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views that are helping reshape the Democratic Party. He predicted he would win the nomination in a field of now-double digit rivals and then defeat President Donald Trump, “the most dangerous president in modern American history.” The emotional peak of Sanders’ speech came as he remembered his childhood in Midwood, not far from where the rally was held. “I know where I came from,” he said. “And I will never forget that. Unlike …

Amazon’s about-face will hit Greenpoint developers, but it’s not a knockout punch

Greenpoint landlords may miss out on long-term profits because Amazon’s not coming to Long Island City — but it won’t be the end of the world. “For Greenpoint, Amazon was the cherry on top,” Mike Salvatico, an associate broker at Marcus and Millichap, told the Brooklyn Eagle. The behemoth company had planned to use nearly $3 billion in city and state subsidies to build a headquarters in Long Island City and hire 25,000 employees. Over a five-year period, Amazon’s presence would have sparked a 20 percent increase in Greenpoint apartment rents…

News about L Train brings joy followed by anger and confusion

(Credit: Getty Images) With yesterday’s announcement that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, most of us affected have gone from feeling shock, to joy, to confusion. Commuters and business owners are the biggest winners, but let’s not forget about our lucky neighbors who received rent reductions: Rents in North Brooklyn have fallen a cumulative 1.5 percent since the shutdown was first announced, while rents borough-wide increased by a cumulative 3.3 percent. “Look for rents to rise sharply as many who thought they were forced to look elsewhere adjust …