By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 05:43 pm The Sheepshead Bay gossip mill has spawned lots of predictions about developers paving over established businesses to build condos. And considering the surge in development near the waterfront, neighbors are right to be fearful their community is being overrun. Some of the rumors turn out to be baseless. Some, sadly, come to fruition. It appears [...]
By Carly Miller on Apr 28, 2016 04:02 pm Autism affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic statuses. And in the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Southern Brooklyn, itâ€™s essential for parents to be able to detect symptoms early in a childâ€™s life. At NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, early diagnosis for autism is a number one priority. In the general pediatric clinic, well-child visits [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 02:14 pm Community leaders say they were blindsided this week when the Department of Transportation (DOT) moved forward on a controversial plan to transform part of Sheepshead Bay Road into a Times Square-style pedestrian plaza. The agency sprung the project on the community Sunday, haphazardly sprinkling orange traffic cones around East 15th Street and Jerome Slip to [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 10:58 am Local elected officials have rallied around efforts to add Russian and French Creole interpreters and translations at polling stations. Following the presidential primary debacle, in which more than 125,000 Brooklyn Democrats were dropped from voter rolls, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered the Board of Elections nearly $20 million to help clean up its act. [...]
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