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For the first time in New York City’s history, the Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday night to green-light a rent freeze for the city’s approximate two million residents living in rent-stabilized homes, eliciting cheers of approval from elected officials and neighbors who have long called for relief for tenants. The board, which regulates rent for…

News & Features BP Adams administers the oath of office to the new class of members for Brooklyn’s eighteen community boards during a ceremony held at Borough Hall.

Eleven new members were inducted into Community Board [CB] 11 by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at Borough Hall last week — including two civic-minded, local high school students. Sofia Annunziata, a student at Edward R. Murrow High School who volunteers at Sean Casey Animal Rescue and Pet Haven Animal Hospital, and Karina Cardozo, a 12th Grader…

Arts & Culture Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys at Seaside Summer Concert Series in 2008 (Source: Howard Brier/Flickr)

After a one-year hiatus following the departure of term-limited Borough President Marty Markowitz, it looks as if the Brooklyn Borough President’s office under Eric Adams will resume hosting the annual free Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island this year. The news was first reported by The Coney Island Blog, which said the shows will…

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Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a new $1 million initiative yesterday to improve street safety for pedestrians, especially seniors, through the creation of sidewalk extensions known as bulb-outs. Dubbed the Connecting Residents on Safer Streets (CROSS), the program pledges $1 million in capital funding to construct the extensions at dangerous intersections. Additional funding can be…

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All are invited to a town hall meeting hosted by the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance and the Dyker Heights Civic Association tomorrow night to discuss illegal home conversions that have long plagued Brooklyn neighborhoods. The meeting will be held at The Knights of Columbus (1305 86th Street) on Thursday, February 26, from 7pm-9pm. Local elected officials, community leaders, and governmental agency…

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams honored the  Midwood Ambulance Service last week, as part of his new series, Brooklyn’s Community Businesses, which recognizes local businesses with a commitment to their communities. After touring their main dispatch facility and corporate office in Gravesend on February 7, Adams presented members of the Rapisarda family, who have been operating the business…

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