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Tobias Salinger

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Tobias Salinger covers the Bushwick, Brooklyn beat at the New York City News Service from the City University Graduate School of Journalism. He’s on the look out for stories of concern to the community which may not get coverage elsewhere. Please contact him on Twitter @tobysalkc or send him an email at


Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Many think the former assemblyman and powerbroker is a creep. Some hail him as a hero. In Bushwick, his legacy—and the story of his downfall—are more complicated than either label suggests.

Incumbent Sara Gonzalez faces a challenge in a district where the Gowanus Canal is a big issue—and where the Jobs for New York PAC has laid down its largest marker.

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.

Policing, sick-leave and housing concern many in the 34th district, but it's one of the candidates—the Assemblyman forced from office by scandal—who dominates the discourse.

Jobs for New York is backing Assembly Rafael Espinal in the race to replace Espinal's former boss, Councilman Erik Martin Dilan.

Lindsay Park's leaders say they're acting to stabilize the development's finances. But some residents say the board's moves have been bad for their own wallets.

A plan to build housing on property once part of the Rheingold brewery in Bushwick has aroused concern about the project's impact on housing prices across the neighborhood.

Authorities found that a Williamsburg construction company owed its workers $500,000, but no one's been paid yet. Advocates blame enforcement delays on overburdened state inspectors.

The candidates for the fallen assemblyman's seat must address not just the harassment scandal, but also the broader legacy of money and services he brought back to Bushwick.

The new block associations could address many issues but would emphasize crime prevention. Some neighbors question whether crime is truly a threat.

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