A federal judge capped off a tumultuous week of cartography by releasing a final draft of Brooklyn’s Congressional districts that will keep Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in a historically black electoral zone — a big win for House hopeful and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who considers the neighborhoods his political strongholds. Comment.
The state cut blackfish season short in New York this year, and Sheepshead Bay fishermen say business has never been the same — and now it looks like the state’s decision was made on bad information. Comment.
The city’s Public Design Commission gave the Parks Department the go ahead to rip out the Brighton Beach Boardwalk and replace it with concrete and plastic slabs, leaving longtime residents and preservationists outraged. Comments (5).
Parents, teachers and students say Grady High School has improved over the last two years and shouldn’t be closed this summer. The city disagrees, claiming Grady is far from a grade-A school. Comments (2).
Investigators nabbed three men responsible for the March 6 rape and robbery at a Nostrand Avenue auto-leasing business, but cops still don’t know why the thieves swiped the company’s files. Comments (1).
Residents are shooting down a city plan to turn the corner of Church Avenue and Beverly Road into a “Parisian” plaza, claiming that this French connection would turn the corner into a hang out spot for red blooded American layabouts. Comments (10).