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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has been in public doing some fairly awesome things in the past weeks. Two Fridays ago, Adams appeared at the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick, handing out thousands of dollars to Brooklyn schools to fund hydroponic greenhouses, and teach their students about sustainable, urban farming. Not bad. Then, last Friday, DNAinfo tells us, he was caught on tape with some moves. The event, the sixth annual Stars of New York Dance—which helps fund dance...
The sharing economy's stronghold on New York City commerce has seeped its way into how people park their cars, as a new app that intends to alleviate the pain of looking for parking on crowded streets formally launched today. Unlike Uber, Lyft and Car2Go, which all focus on transporting pedestrians for a fee, the parking app SpotPog uses similar GPS technology to let users know when parking spaces free up, so those searching for...
Multiple stories have circulated that depict the horrifying and downright despicable things some NYC landlords have done to vacate tenants from their affordable housing units. Some landlords have tricked and deceived tenants, others have straight-up smashed some apartments into total disrepair. To combat or at least start a public forum where gross wrongdoings like these can be addressed, Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams has called together a series of town hall meetings this month,...
Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that yesterday Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams made an announcement urging teenagers to run for community board positions. "Teenagers play a vitally important role in our communities, and it’s time they sit on these boards as well, so our government reflects the opinions of all people," Adams said. City Council reps nominate half of the community board nominees, and Borough Presidents pick from the selections and make their own appointments to the board....

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