Comptroller's audit: Department Of Finance mistakenly gave away $10 million in property tax abatements to corporations. Corporate-owned condos and other properties such as indoor parking spaces and gardens were granted more than $10 million in improper tax abatements over the past 4 years because the New York City Department of Finance failed to conduct basic document checks, according to an audit released today by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.
Many elected officials and community leaders organized on Sunday, November 22, 2015 the press conference near the site of the garbage transfer station construction at Bay 41 Street and Shore Parkway. They united in their fierce opposition to this dangerous construction that destroys our waters, air, soil and health.
City has over 270,000 Crowded Dwellings. Citywide Proportion of Severely Crowded Dwellings Increased by 44.8 Percent between 2005 and 2013. More than one in twelve dwellings in New York City – a total of 272,533 homes – are crowded, according to “Hidden Households,” a new report released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.
Our outdated infrastructure should be modernized long ago, even before Sandy. If we will miss the opportunity to do this right before it’s too late, Southern Brooklyn will be soon transformed into one big, ugly, crowded forest of tall condo towers with little opportunity to have good quality of life in safe and quite neighborhood with good schools and convenient local stores.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli protesters attacked Leonard Petlakh when he was leaving Barclay's Center after the basketball game between Brooklyn Nets and Maccabi,Tel Aviv.
Russian Jewish Community Leaders in Brooklyn Condemn Criminal "Knockout Game,” Call for Increased Protection Against Baseless Attacks, and for Education Initiatives Aimed at Teaching Tolerance and Respect
Super Storm Sandy affected many buildings, including this one, right across the Manhattan Beach – at 301 Oriental Blvd. When ocean water mixed up with oil in a basement, boiler was destroyed and the horrible toxic fumes forced many tenants out of their apartments. But not everybody had a place to go or money to relocate.