The Bay Ridge Race, De Blasio’s Public Funds: Headlines for Friday August 18

08/18/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

“He’s endorsed a rabidly homophobic candidate.”–Dylan Stein of Equality New York to DNAInfo, referring to Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez’s endorsement of Ruben Diaz Sr. Nine Candidates For City Council Seat Verbally Joust At ForumKings County Politics“The nine candidates seeking the open District 43 City Council seat covering Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst met in a verbal joust before a packed auditorium…The Brooklyn Reporter hosted forum featured Democrats Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll, the Rev. Khader El-Yateem, Vincent Chirico and Nancy Tong seated stage left at an eight-inch table skirted in blue plastic, while the Republican cast Bob Capano, Liam McCabe, John Quaglione and Lucretia Regina-Potter settled behind a red-draped table at stage right…District 43 encompasses two of the […]

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Baruch College Host Free Small Business Assistance Forum on Tuesday, September 12 and more

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Baruch College Host Free Small Business Assistance Forum on Tuesday, September 12 – (New York, NY) – The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Baruch College will host their annual Small Business Assistance Forum on Tuesday, September 12 at Baruch College’s William and Anita Newman Conference Center. This year’s event, titled “The Launch. The Buzz. The Buy-in,” will focus on entrepreneurship from the launch of a business to its growth. Glenn Emanuel, a lecturer with the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, will moderate a panel discussion with an esteemed panel of successful entrepreneurs: Ben Guttmann of Digital Natives; Katherine Quiles of ATAX; David Steingard of Laughing Man Coffee; and Leanne Shear of […]

Midwood Parking Rules Changed For Shabbos

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

MIDWOOD – At select locations in Midwood, alternate side parking has been eliminated on Saturday, so observant Jews won’t have to move their cars on Shabbos. Councilmember David Greenfield, who has fought for parking changes since 2010, announced the change today in a statement. He said that the issue was important to him due to the scarcity of parking spaces in the neighborhood. Coney Island Ave between I & J (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)“Not only are there more observant Jews here than anywhere else in the world, but more people use cars here than almost anywhere else in New York City,” Greenfield said. The change consists of white tape over what used to read “Saturday” on the old parking signs. There is […]

Cuomo Makes Headway on Revamping Moynihan Train Hall

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Alex Wong/Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the start of major construction for the $1.6 billion redevelopment of the Farley Building into the Moynihan Train Hall, a new transportation hub, at a time when he is facing calls to fix the flailing New York City subway system. The project will consist of a new, 255,000-square-foot train hall for Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak passengers and increase total concourse floor space in the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex by more than 50 percent. The Farley Building train hall — named after the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan — will also house 700,000 square feet of new commercial, retail and dining space within the mixed use facility. Cuomo said that […]

Inside the Numbers: Mayoral Campaign Spending

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Mayor de Blasio at his reelection headquarters (@BilldeBlasio) As New York City’s campaign season hurtles toward the September 12 primaries and November 7 general election, bringing new flurries of fundraising and spending from mayoral candidates, attention has largely been focused on the ‘raising,’ with a few recent donations getting headlines. Less examined has been the spending, and not for a lack of it; according to filings with the city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB) incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio alone has parted with over $2.48 million in campaign funds this cycle, far outpacing any rivals still in the race (real estate executive Paul Massey, who abruptly suspended his campaign for the Republican mayoral nomination in June, spent $3.7 million in addition […]