Earlier this week a New York City Police Department report confirmed something many people in Brooklyn already know: the police department’s stop and frisk policy is alive and well in Brooklyn. According to the report, more people were stopped in two Brooklyn precincts, covering East New York, Brownsville and Crown Heights --- than anywhere else in the city last year.
Moldy walls and murky waters blight the local recreation center's pool as it awaits a round of repairs by the Parks Department
It’s game time on a Saturday afternoon at the Brownsville Recreation Center. Middle schoolers in haphazardly tied pinnies are battling it out on the basketball court under the watchful eyes of black leaders and sports [...]
A Jamaica Hospital official testified Thursday that state Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. received improper compensation for his efforts to secure city council funds for the hospital. The testimony, in emails presented to the jury, also [...]
Article corrected on 11/7/2011. Over fifty police officers from the 73rd and 81st precincts, a canine team and at least one NYPD helicopter are searching for a man who shot numerous rounds from a black [...]
The opening of a new soul food eatery heralds the return of full service, sit-down dining to Pitkin Avenue.
Three suspects have been arraigned in connection to the shooting of Zurana Horton, a Brownsville mother of 13, murdered on Friday.
Once officially classified a “food desert,” Brownville now has plenty of fresh produce, but residents aren't necessarily eating their fruits and vegetables.
It was a violent weekend in the borough. Late Friday afternoon a gunman opened fire outside of an elementary school in Brownsville. One parent was killed and one child and another parent were also injured, according to WNYC. The parent who was killed, Zurana Horton, was previously reported to have been pregnant, but the medical report now shows that she was not. Horton did have 13 children, and was seen protecting several children from gunfire before being shot, according to Gothamist.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center, on Fulton Street, offers family planning services.