City’s Department of Homeless Services Okays Study on Sumner Armory

Green light appears day late & dollar short as Bloomberg Administration comes to an end By Stephen Witt With just three months left in the Bloomberg Administration, the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) has finally green-lit a study to utilize the Sumner Armory for community services with one caveat – the community must come […]Read More

Kings County Politics (KCP)

By Stephen Witt   Councilman Charles Barron Canarsie’s Old Boys Club Political pundits pummeling former Kings County Democratic boss Vito Lopez might do well to turn their pens toward new Kings County Democratic boss Frank Seddio. A case in point is the 46th District City Council race where Seddio’s former chief of staff and heir […]Read More

City Council Candidates Vying To Replace Al Vann In Bed-Stuy

By Stephen Witt As Robert Cornegy, Kirsten John Foy, Rev. Conrad Tillard and Rev. Dr. Robert Waterman head into the final weeks before the Democratic Primary in the race to succeed term-limited Al Vann in the City Council and represent Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and Weeksville, Our Time Press asked the candidates the following question: How […]Read More

Henry Butler is New Bed-Stuy Community Board 3 District Manager

By Stephen Witt If a history of civic, community and business involvement is any indication then Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are in very capable hands with Community Board 3’s new chief administrator. That after the CB3 board both accepted the resignation of its longtime Chair Henry Butler and then promptly hired him to replace the retiring Charlene […]Read More

Blackout At Brevoort Houses

Day after day of unrelenting heat last week strained parts of the city’s electrical grid.  By Friday night, lights were flickering in Brevoort Houses. About 10am Saturday they went out completely in seven of Breevoort’s 26 buildings, including ironically the community center which was designated as the local cooling center.    According to Chris Olert, […]Read More

Green Movements Grow in Central Brooklyn

Last weekend, November 19-21, the first annual conference to forge food, farming and policy solutions for the Black Community convened at Brooklyn College in New York City, convening farmers, gardeners, activists, students and community leaders from across the nation and around the world. The 3-day conference, attended by more than 500 people, was hosted by […]Read More