An informed reader emailed over a rough breakdown of the results of Tuesday’s special Council election in Brooklyn.
It turns out that Mathieu Eugene’s union-backed victory was just as thorough as the overall numbers indicated. He was the top vote-getter in nearly all of the Assembly districts that lie at least partly within the Read More
The much sought-after Daily News endorsement in the City Council in Brooklyn went to Yvette Clarke’s former fund-raiser Jennifer James.
Here’s what the News said:
“A local political activist, lifelong Flatbush resident and daughter of Caribbean immigrants, she has broad support in a diverse district. Also welcome is a promise to donate any Read More
Brooklyn coulda been a contender
Downtown Brooklyn’s lament has been the inability to attract mega-tenants to four different sites that were painstakingly drawn and measured in a city-led massive rezoning two years ago.
Joe Chan, the president of the new Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, indicated in an interview last week that he Read More
“It looks like we just got done playing Backgammon.” -Bill Batson
Bill de Blasio has endorsed Bill Batson for the 57th Assembly District, despite the fact that they differ in their views on the Atlantic Yards project. De Blasio’s district does not overlap with the 57th, but is just Read More
With so many people from outside the 11th Congressional district weighing in on what ought to happen there, we figured it was about time to take a stroll down to the area surrounding the proposed Atlantic Yards Plan to speak to actual residents about the issues that will affect their choice in that race. Read More
In an intriguing pre-buttal to Eliot Spitzer’s planned endorsement of Carl Andrews this Sunday, the following, from Tom Suozzi’s public schedule for tomorrow:
3:00 PM Campaigns with Yvette Clarke
Flatbush Avenue Vendors’ Market
(Between Caton Avenue and Lenox Road)
Brooklyn, New York Read More
A blaze broke out in a vacant waterfront warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn early this morning. About 170 firefighters headed to the scene from as far away as Flatbush and the Bronx, fighting what became an eight-alarm fire.
Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told NBC News that is was the “largest fire in the city Read More
An February 3 save-the-date mailing for a breakfast hosted by the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush this Sunday gives Speaker Christine Quinn prominent billing.
But the speaker, whose sexual orientation makes many Orthodox Jewish politicos ambivalent about honoring her, has vanished from the final version.
A COJO official wasn’t immediately reachable. Quinn’s Read More