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Following Backlash, DOT Withdraws Clinton Avenue Bike Lane Proposal

Amidst a sea of opposition from local residents, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided to withdraw its plan to change Clinton Avenue from a two-way street to a one way street in order to create a two-way protected bike lane.
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Longtime Residents Fear Bike Lane Will ‘Trap’ Them in Clinton Hill

Some locals are fighting a proposal that would add a parking-protected bike lane to Clinton Avenue and make it a one-way street, saying the new design wasn’t created to serve longtime residents.
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What’s Next for the Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Proposed for Clinton Ave

DOT has been going door-to-door in Clinton Hill to get the word out about its plan for a two-way protected bike lane on Clinton Avenue, which the agency first previewed at a Vision Zero town hall held by Council Member Laurie Cumbo in January.
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Ingersoll And Fort Greene Leaders Bring Voter Registration To The People

Voter registration may be over for anyone seeking to vote in the April 19 presidential primary (FYI it’s not too late to register for the main thing, aka General Election in November), but Fort Greene community leaders definitely made the most of the time they had.
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Gamechangers: Alabi, UFT, Robinson, Brooklyn Patrol North, Taking Stand Together For Public Safety

This effort is part of Mayor De Blasio and NYPD Bill Bratton’s “One City: Safe and Fair –Everywhere” neighborhood policing program unveiled last June.
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Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day At These Brooklyn Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this coming Monday, January 18, and Brooklyn organizations and leaders are honoring what would have been his 87th birthday (January 15) with a week-long celebration of speaking events, movie screenings, and other community gatherings.
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Prayer Walk For Peace In Memory of Carey Gabay And Other Victims Of Violence

“In the wake of the shooting death of Carey Gabay, a Clinton Hill resident and former lawyer for Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was an innocent bystander during Labor Day weekend’s West Indian American Day festivities, the walk/march is also being held in his memory.”
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Pageantry and pride at NYC Nigeria Independence Day parade

“People came from all over the tristate area, the Caribbean and the continent to join in the fun, pride and African pageantry.”
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Brooklyn DA Thompson touches base with Clinton Hill seniors

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson keeps a map of Brooklyn in his office, with color-coded marking where shooting incidents have been reported.
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Local Soccer Club Kids Greet NY Cosmos Player Keasel Broome In Fort Greene

Last Friday afternoon, April 24, Ingersoll Community Center’s expansive basketball court was filled with nearly 80 kids happily dribbling balls — with their feet.
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Rumors of Lafayette Avenue Key Food Closure Shakes Clinton Hill Residents

The good news is that, according to published reports, the property at 325 Lafayette Avenue will maintain a supermarket on the ground floor once it is developed into an 8-10-story rental apartment building.
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Key Food On Lafayette Avenue Will Close To Make Way For Housing Tower

The rumors are true: the Key Food at 325 Lafayette Avenue (between Grand and Classon Avenues) will be closing after decades of serving the Clinton Hill community.

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Jeffries Talks Jobs, Housing, Employment And Immigration In State Of The District Address

The title of Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries’ State of the District address was “Courage Under Fire”— in honor of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

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MLK Jr. Day Celebrations Throughout Brooklyn

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this coming Monday, January 19, and Brooklyn organizations and leaders are honoring what would have been his 86th birthday (today, January 15) with a week-long celebration of speaking events, movie screenings, and other community gatherings.

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Bring back our girls

“#BringBackOurGirls is a great way to raise awareness via social media about the kidnappings of approximately 300 school girls in Nigeria,” said Olanike Alabi…

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Seniors

Last week Meghan and I attended a community forum/town hall meeting on aging in Clinton Hill.

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Education

With a government that constantly chips away at the education budget, teachers don’t seem to get the help that they so desperately need.

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Food Pantries

Since the recession started, the lines of hungry people at the Child Development Support Corporation’s weekly food pantry in Central Brooklyn have grown significantly.

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The B25 bus

On a humid late-August afternoon, Iyanth Robinson, 82, left the Grace Agard Harewood senior center at Fulton Street and Cambridge Place and slowly walked a block east on Fulton to wait for the B25 bus.

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Stop & Frisk

The Harlem Revolution Club held a rally at Rufus King Park condemning the judge’s decision to acquit the three detectives charged in the case, and to say that police tactics need to change.

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The (Small) Anti-Hillary Dissent in Brooklyn

One more thing on Hillary and the Brooklyn Democrats: