September 19, 2012

Mixed Opinions Regarding Brooklyn's Controversial Dollar Vans

NEW YORK - The following community news video from 2006 looks at the sometimes controversial Dollar Vans of Brooklyn. The investigative report by Thomas Giglio includes interviews with local residents near the Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin, as well as the then New York City Council Member, Yvette Clark, and then NYS Senator, Carl Kruger who would eventually resign his postion in 2011 to face federal charges of bribery. While Kruger is adamantly apposed to the presence of the Dollar Vans, Clark believes that they provide a much needed service to the community, but as an industry it has to become more professional and accountable. Since 2007, Yvette Clarke has served as the Representative for New York's 11th Congressional District.

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