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LIFE SAVERS! Firemen pull drowning woman from deadly Gowanus Canal

A woman who either fell or jumped into the ultra-polluted Gowanus Canal was saved by rescue crews from a Police Department boat on Tuesday night, according to Carroll Gardens Patch. … Full Article
 

The rent is too damn high! Brooklyn's rents hikes — up 10.3% — top Manhattan's

As Jimmy McMillan likes to say, "the rent is too damn high." That mantra certainly applies to Brooklyn. … Full Article
 
 

Bushwhacked! Brooklyn DA bags 41 gangbangers from hipsterfying Bushwick

The Brooklyn district attorney's office says 41 members of a violent gang have been indicted. A video shows one of the gang members brazenly walking down a street with a shotgun in his hand. … Full Article
 

Ebbets Field flagpole commemorated at Barclays Center ceremony

In celebration of the triumphant return of major professional sports to Brooklyn,  Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony today to commemorate the new home of an Ebbets Field flagpole that stands outside of Barclays Center.    … Full Article
 

De Blasio stands by his wife who once proclaimed, 'I am a lesbian'

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is standing by his wife Chirlane McCray as they speak out in TV interviews about the article McCray penned for Essence magazine in the 1970s entitled, “I Am a Lesbian.”  … Full Article
 

Fulton Mall's City Point project facing union opposition

The City Point project in Downtown Brooklyn is facing opposition from labor unions and officials who charge that the developers are hiring non-union contractors who pay their workers unfair wages and benefits,  … Full Article
 

Bleach thrown in face of Williamsburg rabbi who protected children from sexual abuse

A Hasidic rabbi who has campaigned against the sexual abuse of children in his community was attacked in Williamsburg on Tuesday afternoon, reportedly by a man who threw bleach in his face. … Full Article
 

Cellphone incident at abuse trial turns spotlight on electronic devices in Brooklyn courts

Cell phones, iPads and other similar electronic instruments have become commonplace in today’s society. They provide us with an ease and speed of communication and sharing never experienced before. … Full Article
 

HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics traffickers in Mexico, U.S. authorities announced Tuesday. … Full Article
 

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