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The city's participatory budgeting experiment moves into its third cycle, with Brooklyn more deeply bought in than the other boroughs.
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The Toast of Brooklyn celebrated the history and potential of the neighborhood, where some hope a $20 million revitalization project will spur an economic revival.
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On a night when most incumbents were returned to office, the long-serving district attorney was defeated and a former power-broker lost a bid at resurrection.
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Interviews in Brownsville confirm what the polls say: Bill de Blasio is the candidate of the moment. But with delicate issues like race at play, voters wanted to know more before committing to him.
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The havens from harassment and violence also serve other communities who aren't comfortable asking the police for help, organizers say.
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As a large community has taken root, there have been conscious efforts to promote cross-cultural cooperation.
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The agency's decision—which backtracked on a proposal to store some contaminated material in Red Hook—clears the way for a $506 million cleanup to begin.
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The latest installment in our Five Borough Ballot series visits a polling center in the Van Dyke Houses as residents—at least, some of them—cast their votes.
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Bill Thompson stopped in Brownsville at 2 a.m. and diagnosed the violence that's a top concern for local residents.
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As part of an Obama administration bid to create more transit-centered development, the Brooklyn neighborhood may see a rezoning to encourage housing and retail.
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Detecting a spate of shootings associated with basketball games—often involving pre-existing beefs—organizers in Brooklyn are teaching kids and coaches to “hold the ball” when violence threatens.
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Six years after a health department report identified the neighborhood as a hotspot for obesity and diabetes, it's easier to get healthy food. But it's still not easy to get a good workout.
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The Brooklyn Bureau publishes in-depth coverage and investigative journalism on the borough of Brooklyn.
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The Brooklyn Bureau is a project of City Limits, New York City's leading civic news organization, publishes in-depth coverage and investigative journalism on Brooklyn and provides tools for civic engagement. 

Funded jointly by the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the James L. Knight Foundation, BkBureau.org provides the citizens of Brooklyn—which, if independent, would be America's fourth largest city—with in-depth reporting on matters of public concern, a forum for thoughtful debate of the issues facing Brooklyn, and news from the borough's myriad and diverse neighborhoods.The Bureau also provides tools for readers wishing to participate in Brooklyn's cultural and civic life.
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