Tag: Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York, Homeowners

Black Homeowners in Gentrifying Brooklyn Neighborhoods at Risk of Fraud, New York Times Reports

Fraudsters in New York are taking advantage of the booming Brooklyn real-estate market, tricking homeowners into signing deeds that transfer the property to new owners — for a fraction of what the house is worth. The victims? Black homeowners living in rapidly-gentrifying neighborhoods. The New York Times published a story…

Ash, Guagliardo, MCU

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash, Retired NYPD Officer Joseph Guagliardo Charged in MCU Corruption Case

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash and retired NYPD officer Joseph Guagliardo have been arrested in connection with a fraud case involving the New York City-based Municipal Credit Union (MCU). Ash was arrested Oct. 11 for destroying evidence and lying to federal investigators during an investigation of MCU. Guagliardo was…

Brooklyn Eatery Sells Black Stereotypes

An “Instagrammable” “boozy sandwich shop” in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section is serving up controversy for its mockery of poverty amid the neighborhood’s gentrification. About 100 people turned up at the shop on Saturday to protest the owner, Becca Brenna, a Toronto transplant, for touting a bogus “bullet hole-ridden wall” at…