Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

(L. to R.) Former NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust.  The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months […]

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

by Eli Valentin (gothamgazette.com)

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

Melissa Mark-Viverito & Jumaane Williams (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]

Caribbean-American legislators welcome healthcare for undocumented immigrants

Caribbean-American legislators welcome healthcare for undocumented immigrants

NEW YORK (CMC) – Caribbean American legislators in New York City, Councilman Jumaane Williams and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, have welcomed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unveiling of “the largest, most comprehensive plan” in the United States to guarantee health care for every New Yorker, including undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. “I was glad to see the […]

Over a Hundred Families and Organizations Join Police Reform Advocates in Urging State Legislators to Fully Repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-a

Over a Hundred Families and Organizations Join Police Reform Advocates in Urging State Legislators to Fully Repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-a

(Photo Editorial credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com) NEW YORK CITY – DECEMBER 12 2014: Carry the Names staged a rally in Times Square where 60 activists held signs naming people killed or injured by law enforcement New York, NY- Over 100 organizations and family members of New Yorkers killed by police joined Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) […]

Black, Latino/a, Asian Caucus Calls for Prohibiting New York City from Entering Into Revenue Contracts With Immigration Enforcement Entities

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Black, Latino/a, Asian Caucus Calls for Prohibiting New York City from Entering Into Revenue Contracts With Immigration Enforcement Entities

City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, November 14, the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus voted to support Intro. 1092, introduced by BLAC member and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, to prohibit the City of New York from entering into revenue contracts with entities that are engaged in immigration enforcement. The legislation would also invalidate any […]

Business The New York City Way

By Charles Tabasso. What tomorrow’s entrepreneurs should know before starting their businesses today.

Business The New York City Way

New York may be a city of 8 million stories, but at its core is a story of universal success. Because here in the city that never sleeps the hustle never stops. It’s easy enough to see for yourself: if you can catch a New Yorker at the right moment there’ll be that same twinkle […]

Small-business owner must decide: Raise prices or eat costs?

While many owners have been reluctant to raise prices for fear of alienating customers, they’ll be forced to do so to stay profitable, said Scott Anderson, chief economist of the Bank of the West.

Small-business owner must decide: Raise prices or eat costs?

By Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP BUSINESS WRITER Higher energy prices and borrowing costs make it more expensive than last year for Bill Savickas to operate his wholesale produce business — especially since it’s hard to pass the increases on to his customers. “No one wants to be the first in the industry to raise rates […]

Brooklyn Embarks on One-Day Island Getaway at Upcoming Caribbean Food Crawl

The crawl offers a great overview of Flatbush’s thriving Caribbean community, as well as samples of some of the very best Caribbean cuisine in the city

Brooklyn Embarks on One-Day Island Getaway at Upcoming Caribbean Food Crawl

BY BK READER In 2017, this cultural hub received the official designation “Little Caribbean” to celebrate and promote the food, culture and small businesses in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Since then, the Little Caribbean commercial corridor has become home to numerous events throughout the year, including walking tours, […]