The Auburn Family Shelter at Fort Greene has become a legend of sorts. Neighborhood organizations, advocacy groups for the homeless and seven interviewed residents say that it is infamous as one of the worst shelters for homeless families in the city.
Baiting the CIA
In the late afternoon of December 30, 2009, CIA officers at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan were getting ready to welcome Jordanian doctor-turned-double-agent, Humam Khalil al-Balawi, into their midst. Balawi was the CIA’s ‘golden source’; the ‘super-spy’ who had seemingly infiltrated the upper echelons of Al Qaeda and was now expected to relay important...
Anti-Graffiti Campaign Launches in Bay Ridge
Graffiti vandals have been striking at locations all over the Bay Ridge neighborhood, with lampposts, mailboxes, storefronts, etc. bearing the brunt of the onslaught, and the community frowns upon the attacks. In response, State Senator Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge) has launched a new campaign using social media to clean up graffiti in Bay Ridge.
New Boyland Corruption Case: Bad Apple or Endemic Corruption?
Assemblyman William Boyland, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Tuesday for federal bribery charges.
Bay Ridge Gets Tough on Liquor License Applications
It seems Bay Ridge’s Community Board 10 is getting tough on new liquor license requests. The board doesn’t have the power to grant a license—that’s the job of the New York State Liquor Authority. The community leaders and residents, however, are weighing in heavily to recommend or oppose who gets to sell liquor in the neighborhood. And their efforts are working.
Local Coptic Christians Pray for Peace in Egypt
Coptic Christians in Brooklyn have come together at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George, nicknamed 'the Ellis Island of the Coptic community', in Dyker Heights to pray for peace in Egypt.
Only One of Three Deer Survives Yesterday’s Verrazano Bridge Rescue
Three deer were rescued Wednesday in two separate incidents from underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. One later died and a second was euthanized due to injuries. Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a 911 call reporting that two deer were stranded on the seawall under the Bay Ridge side of the bridge. Four launch boats were deployed...
Bay Ridge Talks Trash
‘Talking trash’ has a different connotation here in Bay Ridge. Most residents with trash to throw on Fourth Avenue are wondering: “Where have all the trashcans gone?”