Hakeem Jeffries and Nydia Velázquez both handily won their Democractic party Congressional primaries yesterday, striking a blow against homophobia and North Brooklyn party machinery, respectively. Jeffries, who won by more than a 2-1 margin, had this to say at his victory party: “I’m going down to Washington to stand up for our children, to stand up for job creation, to stand up for civil rights, to stand up for senior citizens, and to stand up for our president, Barack Obama.” Not surprisingly, Barron did not go down graciously, blaming his defeat on “the white media,” “the Wall Street elite,” and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, according to The Times. Velázquez received 58 percent of the vote, while her three challengers split the balance. “Clearly the voters and constituents sent a clear message, that they are the ones who decide who represents their communities,” said Velázquez in reference to North Brooklyn party boss Vito Lopez’s attempt to block her from an 11th term.
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. For our purposes, the term “Contemporary” in relation to home design is a broad term used to describe anything that can’t really be considered Mid-Century Modern but is not cutting-edge […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. After the Civil War ended, the building boom in Brooklyn began to take up speed again. By the 1870s, speculative building in the city’s neighborhoods began earnest, as the rows of Italianate, Neo-Grec and Second Empire houses began defining the neighborhoods radiating out from Downtown. Those were heady […]
Every winter for the past five years, the Brooklyn Flea has moved indoors in December. For the past few years, the market’s been at One Hanson. This year, however, we’ve set up shop in a new 50,000-square-foot space at North 5th and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. There are about 125 flea vendors there to satisfy […]
The building that we said does not look like any other going up in Williamsburg is now leasing, as Curbed was the first to note. While the outside has giant cornices and touches of rusty Corten steel, the inside features repurposed old beams and exposed brick. Every unit has floor to ceiling windows and a […]
After Community Board Six’s land use committee rejected Methodist Hospital’s expansion proposal, the medical center has gone back to the drawing board to come up with a more pleasing plan. To give the hospital more time, the community board has put off the date of its vote with the full board on the plan until […]