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As 911 Modernizes, Bad Weather Trumps Technology

Jan 10, 2011

Photo Scott Beale In March 2004, a Verizon employee working on a bank's phone lines inadvertently input some incorrect numbers. For two hours that followed residents of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten


Endangered Community Boards

Jun 08, 2009

Gotham Gazette image by YH Huang More than 30 residents whispered under their breath with agitation, glaring at the Police Athletic League representative at the front of the room. No butter


Brooklyn Senate District 18: Looking for a Landslide?

Oct 27, 2008

Democratic State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery faces Republican Sandra Palacios-Serrano in northern and central Brooklyn. In 2006, Montgomery trounced another challenger by a margin of 20-to-1. She was the major sponsor of


Brooklyn Senate District 20: Adams Seeks Re-election

Oct 27, 2008

Democratic State Sen. Eric Adams will defends his Brooklyn-based seat against Republican challenger Stephen Christopher. Adams, who was first overwhelmingly elected in 2006, is a former New York City police officer