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Day: <span>April 19, 2013</span>

Central Brooklyn residents making inroads on construction jobs

For Ed Brown, whose Team Brown Consulting firm has landed several people from NYCHA’s Ingersoll Houses in construction jobs, the City Point project is a textbook example of what the massive 2004 Downtown Brooklyn rezoning plan was supposed to do for people of color in the surrounding community. “When I got the chance to work […]Read More

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Marks First Three Months in Congress

It has been three months since Brooklyn sent one of our best and brightest to Washington, D.C. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is settling in to his new role after emerging victorious from a contentious primary against Councilman Charles Barron for the seat held by retired Congressman Ed Towns. “It is a tremendous opportunity to represent the […]Read More

Public Advocate Bill De Blasio Makes His Case for Mayor

Bill de Blasio is waging an aggressive campaign for mayor against presumed front-runner City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Reminiscent of 2009 when de Blasio and others railed against Quinn’s role in overturning term limits despite two referenda, this year the public advocate is making his case for change with every Quinn misstep. For months, de […]Read More