Neil deMause

Two Views: To his defenders, Bruce Ratner is a hero of Brooklyn?s rebirth. But others have fought his major development project, a residential and business complex, for a decade.

From Humble Lumber Sellers to Clout-Wielding Developers: An Immigrant Tale

When federal prosecutors charged New York State Senator Carl Kruger with taking more than $1 million in bribes in March, few were surprised to see seven others indicted with him. The colorful Kruger, who represents the heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brighton Beach, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay, has long attracted media attention for high-profile deal-making among a wide network of politicians and lobbyists.