KCP Top Five Viewed Stories of 2017


Editor’s Note: During 2017, our third year in existence, we went over the 1 million views mark and have 1,165,739 views as this is being written. The following are the five most viewed stories of 2017 that we posted:

1. Bed-Stuy Cafe Leaves Young African-American Trick Or Treaters Holding the Bag

No candy for you if you’re black, but the candy bowl is full if you’re white.

That’s what the worker at the Strand Cafe, 492 Nostrand Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant told young trick or treaters who stopped into the eatery that serves the latest in ice brewed coffee in the historically black neighborhood that is becoming increasingly gentrified…. Posted Nov. 1, 2017.

Editors Note: This story was picked up nationally and crashed the KCP site for four days after receiving 92.1k clicks, although only 19,000 viewers saw it before the site crashed. 

2. Lessons From The Tragic Death Of Malky Klein

Sometimes even in the most caring, tight-knit and loving communities and families, individuals can fall through the cracks and succumb to drug addiction and accidental overdose death.

Such was the case of Malky Klein, 20, who came from an Orthodox Jewish family in Borough Park and who struggled for a number of years with the disease, before passing away five weeks ago after ingesting street heroin possibly laced with the deadly chemical fentanyl in a batch that killed 10 people, including three from the orthodox Jewish community within a single weekend… Posted Aug. 10, 2017

3. Felder’s Director Of Operations Says Charlottesville Incident Was Faked

James Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, allegedly killed Heather Heyer, 32, and injured 19 others after plowing his car into a group of protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. While all major media outlets reported that Fields has neo-nazi ties, Darlene Leder, Felder’s Albany Director of Operations, disputed this when constituent Eliana Meirowitz Nelson called her… Posted Aug. 23, 2017

4. Exclusive: De Blasio Allegedly Lifted Dangerous Building Vacate Order For A Top Fundraiser

Mayor Bill de Blasio personally intervened on behalf of one of his leading fundraisers to have a partial vacate order lifted on a building the City deemed as unlicensed, illegal and improperly worked on, knowledgable sources told Kings County Politics.

The incident stems from December 2014, when it is alleged that de Blasio personally intervened on behalf of Satmar Rabbi Moish Indig to have a vacate order lifted on two adjacent Satmar school buildings at 88 and 96 Sanford Street in Bed-Stuy… Posted Feb. 24, 2017

5. Exclusive: Dollar Van Operators Says City Pushing Them Out For San Francisco Startup

Commuter van (aka dollar van) operators are charging that the city is steering a Silicon Valley startup to supply alternative commuter van service along the L train corridor when the subway line shuts down for needed repairs in April 2019.

Leroy Morrison, vice president of the Commuter Van Association of New York, says the city’s Taxi & limousine Commission (TLC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are in collusion with Ford Chariot to get the right type of licenses involved in handling the service while giving longtime dollar van owners – most of whom are Caribbean – the shaft… Posted Aug. 8, 2017