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After more than two months of speculation—and impassioned community-organizing to salvage the Park Slope Key food—400 locals gathered at PS 133 last night to hear developer Avery Hall Investments present plans for a mixed-use project on the site of the community's largest, cheapest, and most loved grocery store. As reported by DNAinfo, Avery Hall co-founder and Park Slope native Brian Ezra revealed two mixed-use buildings would take the place of the current grocery store and parking lot...
Last night in Fort Greene, on the patch of sidewalk where Victoria Nicodemus, 30, was killed by an unlicensed driver earlier this month, a public vigil was held in her honor. Nicodemus's family members, along with council member Laurie Combo, advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, and Indiewalls, where Nicodemus worked as an art curator, organized the gathering. Relatives and elected officials sternly called for tougher penalties for reckless driving—Marlon Sewell, who drove the vehicle, was...
Last night in Clinton Hill, the Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform—a community organization that tries to affect policy in the Democratic Party and encourages locals to run for office—held a public meeting to encourage discussion about police-community relations in light of recent protests over police brutality and use of lethal force. Activists, attorneys, politicians, and a diverse crowd of residents from a variety of Brooklyn neighborhoods including Fort Greene, Sunset Park, and Prospect Heights...
If you're a frequent reader of this site, you may have picked up on a theme: Brooklyn housing prices are skyrocketing, forcing people out of neighborhoods. Letitia Jams, Public Advocate and former Brooklyn City Councilman, has written a scathing letter to the CEO of Airbnb blaming the company for escalating the affordable housing shortage to emergency levels. "By helping turn a portion of our scarce housing supply into short-term rentals, Airbnb and the illegal...

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