Two Homecrest neighbors won a hard-fought victory in their legal battle against the owner of a bizarre, unfinished building after judge ordered the Board of Standards and Appeals to rereview the permits. Comment.
A bitter feud has erupted between the owner of a one-family Midwood home being rented out to no fewer than three families, and the neighbors who complain these families constantly party, come and go at all hours of the night, and smoke marijuana in front of neighborhood children. Comments (4).
Victims of deadly Fourth Avenue’s raceway-like atmosphere showed up in force on Wednesday night to convince car-friendly members of Community Board 10 that they should approve a plan aimed at significantly slowing down traffic on the dangerous boulevard. Comment.
Call it “Saving Gerritsen Beach.”
The storm-battered, working class neighborhood was invaded June 6 by an army of more than 500 volunteers, who swept in to replace fallen fences, repaint battered walls, and retile the flooded floors of homes and civic structures that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, exactly 69-years after D-Day, when the U.S. swept into France in World War II and sent the Nazis hightailing it to Berlin. Comment.
The Elizabeth Leary Public School hosted its first in-school chess tournament on May 31, and teachers say the kids from grades second through seventh displayed a focus and dignity uncharacteristic of their age. Comments (1).