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At the Domino Sugar Factory Thru July 6, Kara Walker’s 75.5ft long, 35.5ft high  and 26ft wide “Subtlety”

At the Domino Sugar Factory Thru July 6, Kara Walker’s 75.5ft long, 35.5ft high and 26ft wide “Subtlety” Updated

🕔12:45, 5.Jul 2014

                                                                                                        KaraWalker’s “A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby, an homage to the unpaid and overworked artisans who have refined our sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the occasion of the Demolition of

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Is “Close To Home” Youthful Offender Program Too Close to Home?

Is “Close To Home” Youthful Offender Program Too Close to Home? Updated

🕔12:40, 5.Jul 2014

By Stephen Witt A much-lauded 2012 program to return low-level youthful offenders from upstate juvenile detention centers to group homes in their neighborhood continues to be plagued by a  high rate of the offenders going absent without leave (AWOL). Dubbed

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East Flatbush Community Vehemently Opposes Invasion of High-Rise Developers Updated

🕔12:37, 5.Jul 2014

Members of the Lenox Road Block Association Alliance (LRBAA) have joined forces in defiance of the plan by developers to construct a thirteen(13)-story high-rise in the middle of a narrow residential block on Lenox Road.  LRBAA objections stem from concerns

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Crown Heights Residents Grapple with Increase in Shooting Incidents Updated

🕔12:36, 5.Jul 2014

By Stephen Witt       A longtime Crown Heights community activist in policing matters blasted the de Blasio Administration this week for ignoring the tenants of community policing – namely not involving the community as active partners in keeping the streets

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81 NYC Registered Sex Offenders Go AWOL

81 NYC Registered Sex Offenders Go AWOL Updated

🕔17:13, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller New York City has 7,000 registered sex offenders living within the five boroughs. By law, all must periodically verify their address with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). But 81 NYC sex offenders have

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Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson Updated

🕔17:10, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has vacated eight murder convictions of men who were imprisoned for crimes they said they did not commit. Six cases were vacated. In two cases two of the men were co-defendants.

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U.S. Man Crosses Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat on 4th Attempt

U.S. Man Crosses Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat on 4th Attempt Updated

🕔17:06, 28.Jun 2014

NEW YORK -Victor Mooney, 48, of Queens and The Spirit of Malabo,  a twenty-four-foot Brazilian custom-made ocean rowboat, has passed the longitude [59.29W], which marks the successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, this past Saturday morning. Mooney is expected to

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Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants

Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants Updated

🕔17:01, 28.Jun 2014

By Stephen Witt Diane John-Marie, a single mom and home health care aide from Crown Heights, stood in the line to get into the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) meeting Monday and commiserated about a possible one-year rent freeze on rent-stabilized

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Deadline Monday to enroll middle school students in summer program

🕔16:50, 28.Jun 2014

  By Stephen Witt With public schools letting out this week, the city is spreading the word to working families with middle school-aged children in Central Brooklyn that Monday, June 30 is the deadline to pre-enroll in its free, expanded

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The Williamsburg Effect: the Gentrification of Brooklyn Is Being Reflected in the Court System

🕔09:22, 23.Jun 2014

The Williamsburg Effect: the Gentrification of Brooklyn Is Being Reflected in the Court System By Nicole Akoukou Thompson   The “Williamsburg Effect” — the widespread gentrification of Brooklyn — is more detrimental than many realize. Brooklyn is known for its

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