“For a retired senior citizen living on a fixed income under the poverty line—the proposed increase is not realistic,”
Posts by Author Archives: Ben Weiss
Upgrade to National Grid Facility Faces Opposition in Public Hearing
“We need parks, not more fracked gas.”
Marsha P. Johnson Park Redesign Faces Community Opposition
“We will not allow our beloved Martha P. Johnson’s name to be exploited for political or personal gain”
Current and Former Greenpoint Residents Push to Preserve Disco Ball Rite Aid
“I hope they can save it.”
Survey Details Widespread Support for North Brooklyn Open Streets
More than three of four respondents said they would like to use Open Streets for “strolling” in the future.
Openigloo Tracks Renters Receiving Pandemic Relief from Landlords
COVID-19 has upended the lives of both renters and landlords in north Brooklyn and beyond.
Disco Ball Rite Aid May Soon See a Wrecking Ball
The partial demolition includes removing the building’s above-ground structure.
Politicians and Activists Denounce Planned DOT Parking Lot
A broad coalition of politicians and activists criticized the Department of Transportation’s plan for a paid parking lot underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway during a public Zoom meeting Thursday evening. Representatives […]
Assembly Member-Elect Emily Gallagher Prepares for First Term
As the general election approaches, candidates in the Democratic primary this June are breathing easy. In a city that overwhelmingly skews to the left, victors in the primary are all […]
Greenpoint Studio Spaces Empty As Landlord Offers Few Concessions
Offices and studios at 67 West Street were quiet, dark and empty on a Friday afternoon in early August. Motion-sensor lights in the long hallways flickered as feet clacked against […]