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Activists across the country are calling for cities to defund the police. But, what does that actually mean? Find out he...
06/09/2020
'Defund The Police': 5 Things To Know About What It Means

Activists across the country are calling for cities to defund the police. But, what does that actually mean? Find out here.

Calls to reallocate police funding have gotten louder during the sustained protests over the death of George Floyd.

Assembly Member Walter Mosely, who sponsored the bill, said Monday, "[Police] are here to enforce the law, not to be abo...
06/08/2020
Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Bill Passes New York Assembly

Assembly Member Walter Mosely, who sponsored the bill, said Monday, "[Police] are here to enforce the law, not to be above it."

Assembly Member Walter Mosely, who sponsored the bill, said Monday, "[Police] are here to enforce the law, not to be above it."

Your neighbors are posting on Patch. Here's the latest. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
06/08/2020
IKEA Valentuna 2 Seat SofaBed - Park Slope, NY Patch

Your neighbors are posting on Patch. Here's the latest. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

About 500 current and former staffers from the New York City Mayor's office are expected to gather outside City Hall Mon...
06/08/2020
De Blasio Staffers Rally Outside City Hall To Demand NYPD Reform

About 500 current and former staffers from the New York City Mayor's office are expected to gather outside City Hall Monday morning.

About 500 current and former staffers from the New York City Mayor's office are expected to gather outside City Hall Monday morning.

With Father's Day just a few weeks away, now is the time to shop for all the rad dads in your life.
06/08/2020
Father's Day Gift Guide 2020

With Father's Day just a few weeks away, now is the time to shop for all the rad dads in your life.

From rocks glasses and bourbon barrels to Ring devices and smart sprinklers, these are the gifts that dads really want to receive this year.

Dzenan Camovic, 20, faces an attempted murder of a police officer charge over accusations he stabbed a NYPD officer in t...
06/08/2020
See It: Man Attacks Cop In 'Planned Assassination,' NYPD Says

Dzenan Camovic, 20, faces an attempted murder of a police officer charge over accusations he stabbed a NYPD officer in the neck.

Dzenan Camovic, 20, faces an attempted murder of a police officer charge over accusations he stabbed a NYPD officer in the neck.

The bill ensures ballots postmarked by June 23 will be counted — the latest in a series of coronavirus-related election ...
06/08/2020
Cuomo Extends Absentee Mailing Deadline To June 23 Election Day

The bill ensures ballots postmarked by June 23 will be counted — the latest in a series of coronavirus-related election changes.

The bill ensures ballots postmarked by June 23 will be counted — the latest in a series of coronavirus-related election changes.

"We bent the curve,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, giving the green light for NYC, Hudson Valley and Long Island reopen...
06/08/2020
NY's Reopenings Advance As Coronavirus Subsides: Cuomo

"We bent the curve,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, giving the green light for NYC, Hudson Valley and Long Island reopenings next week.

"We bent the curve," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, giving the green light for NYC, Hudson Valley and Long Island reopenings next week.

"These are first steps in 18 months of making intense change in this city," Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday of four annou...
06/08/2020
Mayor Outlines NYPD Reforms In Wake Of George Floyd Protests

"These are first steps in 18 months of making intense change in this city," Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday of four announced NYPD reforms.

"These are first steps in 18 months of making intense change in this city," Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday of four announced NYPD reforms.

Save the date for June 9th! (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
06/07/2020
New Preschool in Gowanus!

Save the date for June 9th! (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

The suspended police officers were caught on video shoving a woman and pulling a protester's mask down to pepper spray t...
06/06/2020
NYPD Suspends 2 Cops For 'Troubling' Protest Violence: Shea

The suspended police officers were caught on video shoving a woman and pulling a protester's mask down to pepper spray them.

The suspended police officers were caught on video shoving a woman and pulling a protester's mask down to pepper spray them.

These baby products come highly recommended by moms and dads who know firsthand that they work.
06/06/2020
14 Baby Products Real Parents Swear By

These baby products come highly recommended by moms and dads who know firsthand that they work.

From strollers to sound machines, these recommendations come from moms and dads who know firsthand that they work.

Your neighbors are posting on Patch. Here's the latest. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
06/06/2020
Gowanus-Red Hook, NY Classifieds

Your neighbors are posting on Patch. Here's the latest. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Classified ads for gigs & services, free stuff, for sale, announcements, housing, job listings and lost and found in Gowanus, NY

Valerie Frye says her grandmother was being left alone for hours, sitting in soiled diapers, with no fresh water day aft...
06/06/2020
Ailing Grandmother Neglected In Nursing Home, Family Says

Valerie Frye says her grandmother was being left alone for hours, sitting in soiled diapers, with no fresh water day after day. (via Parsippany Patch)

Valerie Frye says her 86-year-old grandmother was left thirsty in a soiled diaper for hours while battling COVID-19.

A New York judge denied an emergency lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Society to release protesters who were not arraigned...
06/05/2020
Judge Rules That NYPD Can Hold Protesters For More Than 24 Hours

A New York judge denied an emergency lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Society to release protesters who were not arraigned within 24 hours.

A New York judge denied an emergency lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Society to release protesters who were not arraigned within 24 hours.

The cops are using the bands meant to commemorate cops killed by the coronavirus to cover their badge numbers and names,...
06/05/2020
NYPD Cops Accused Of Using Coronavirus Mourning Bands To Hide ID

The cops are using the bands meant to commemorate cops killed by the coronavirus to cover their badge numbers and names, the mayor was told.

The cops are using the bands meant to commemorate cops killed by the coronavirus to cover their badge numbers and names, the mayor was told.

The city's wastewater treatment bureau will send sewage samples to Stanford University as a new way to track the spread ...
06/05/2020
New York City Will Test Its Sewage For Coronavirus

The city's wastewater treatment bureau will send sewage samples to Stanford University as a new way to track the spread of COVID-19.

The city's wastewater treatment bureau will send sewage samples to Stanford University as a new way to track the spread of COVID-19.

The reforms include outlawing chokeholds, making false race-based 911 calls hate crimes and increasing transparency of d...
06/05/2020
Cuomo Announces 'Say Their Name' Police Reform Plan Amid Protests

The reforms include outlawing chokeholds, making false race-based 911 calls hate crimes and increasing transparency of disciplinary records.

The reforms include outlawing chokeholds, making false race-based 911 calls hate crimes and increasing transparency of disciplinary records.

If you want to ensure your loved ones are protected even after you're gone, consider a trust. Here's what you need to kn...
06/05/2020
Why Setting Up A Trust Should Be On Your Family's To-Do List

If you want to ensure your loved ones are protected even after you're gone, consider a trust. Here's what you need to know. (Sponsored)

Estate planning tools and strategies are more affordable than ever before. Find out if a trust is the best option for you.

New York's public defense services called DA Cyrus Vance's request for an emergency suspension of bail rules "outrageous...
06/04/2020
NY DA Wants To Hold NYC Looting Suspects Without Bail: Report

New York's public defense services called DA Cyrus Vance's request for an emergency suspension of bail rules "outrageous."

New York's public defense services called DA Cyrus Vance's request for an emergency suspension of bail rules "outrageous."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged all protest participants to get tested for the coronavirus, warning of a possible sp...
06/04/2020
Fearing Coronavirus Resurgence, NY Urges Protesters To Get Tested

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged all protest participants to get tested for the coronavirus, warning of a possible spike in cases.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged all protest participants to get tested for the coronavirus, warning of a possible spike in cases.

Restaurants can apply to use sidewalks, curb lanes and newly-opened streets in a new plan for reopening with social-dist...
06/04/2020
NYC Outdoor Dining Plan Could Start As Soon As July, Mayor Says

Restaurants can apply to use sidewalks, curb lanes and newly-opened streets in a new plan for reopening with social-distanced dining.

Restaurants can apply to use sidewalks, curb lanes and newly-opened streets in a new plan for reopening with social-distanced dining.

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Local Hero #2: Michael Sorgatz, Art in Brooklyn For 12 years, Mike has been profiling the work and biographies of Brooklyn's visual artists in the blog, artinbrooklyn.com. He also pens artinnewyorkcity.com, and paints and makes frames out of his studio in Red Hook. Mike is known for being a warm and welcoming presence at his art openings, and supportive of his many artist comrades. See Mike's own art at michaelsorgatz.com My Local Heroes is a celebration of Brooklynites who hold down the fort and make lives go better with little fanfare and a lot of heart and smarts. Want to see all the posts in one place and receive them directly in your Facebook feed? Visit this link and “Like” the page: https://www.facebook.com/mylocalheroesbk Press inquiries: [email protected]
Hi there! I am looking for an apartment in Red Hook for an asap move in if anyone knows of anything! (1 bedroom or studio) :)
wanted to ask if anyone has sent their kids to Slaschool.org the new school at 132 4th pl ( gowanus/carroll gardens). reviews?