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Decision-making Power over Real Money

For the first time, local residents of Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn’s 33rd District, and have real decision-making power, through Participatory Budgeting, a program in which residents vote directly to decide how to spend up to $1 million of their council member’s discretionary funding.


Community Leaders Call for an End to East Flatbush Unrest

After a third night of protests over the shooting death of 16-year-old Kimani Gray turned into a riot, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and other community leaders called for an end to the unrest Thursday afternoon in East Flatbush Brooklyn. They also demanded a thorough investigation from the police.


Brooklyn Fares Worst in Stop and Frisk Incidents, Says New Report

Earlier this week a New York City Police Department report confirmed something many people in Brooklyn already know: the police department’s stop and frisk policy is alive and well in Brooklyn. According to the report, more people were stopped in two Brooklyn precincts, covering East New York, Brownsville and Crown Heights --- than anywhere else in the city last year.


Space for Entrepreneurs in Dumbo Is in High Demand

With an increasing number of young entrepreneurs scared off by Manhattan’s high rents, North Brooklyn has become a hub for growing firms. But as more and more tech firms move in, space is growing harder to find. More than 120 high-tech, media and digital small companies are now based in Dumbo — a neighborhood of...