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In Public Service: How Ortiz learned English and governing

Felix Ortiz left Puerto Rico, where he had lived all of his life, and came to the U.S. mainland in 1980. He was the first person in his family to come to the mainland. He arrived in New York City not speaking one work of English. “I learned English on the street,” he recalled. … Full Article

OPINION: Papal encyclical on climate change has impact beyond Catholicism

Editor’s Note: The following editorial is part of a series on how Catholics and the wider community are living out the messages that Pope Francis preached during his visit to the U.S. in September. … Full Article

‘Made in Brooklyn’ book highlights borough’s craft food and drinks movement

Over the past decade, Brooklyn has emerged as the epicenter of the craft food and drinks movement. “Made in Brooklyn” is a gorgeously photographed and selectively curated catalog of the wondrous variety of food and drink available in the trailblazing borough. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park financial projections challenged again by opponent Richmond

A group fighting the city’s plan to build two residential towers – one 29 stories and one 15 stories -- at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park says a financial report commissioned by the park is full of misleading information and should be withdrawn. … Full Article

Halloween rave at toxic site hits Greenpoint hard

Kids these days will do anything to have a good time. Even if that means throwing a drug-infused rave in an abandoned warehouse that is filled with toxic waste, fails to meet fire regulations and is over capacity by 2,500 people. … Full Article

Shoppers camp out overnight in Brooklyn for shot at Balmain/ H&M collection

Shoppers spent the night in camp chairs on the sidewalk outside the H&M store on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night, hoping to get first shot at H&M’s collaboration with luxury designer Balmain. … Full Article

Jeffries wants community center named for slain cops

Calling slain NYPD detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu “American heroes,” U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has issued a formal request to New York City to have a Bedford-Stuyvesant community center located near the scene of their murders to be named after them. … Full Article

Millenials-aimed Vice adds TV channel to global video lineup

Brooklyn-based Vice Media is adding a U.S. cable channel to its digital video empire as it tries to gain viewers in old as well as new media. … Full Article

NYC to build new 180-student pre-K center on border of Park Slope and Gowanus

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has proposed constructing a new pre-K center near the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, Councilmember Brad Lander announced Tuesday. … Full Article

Threat posted on Facebook closes Brooklyn's Bishop Laughlin high school

A Catholic high school in Brooklyn is closed for the day after someone posted on Facebook that the school would get "shot up." … Full Article


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