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East New York man sentenced to 25 years to life for strangling ex-girlfriend

An East New York man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for strangling his ex-girlfriend after a fight over child support. … Full Article
 

Our Lady of Loreto, shrouded and scaffolded but still standing

They've hung a funeral shroud on Our Lady of Loreto, but she's not dead yet.

Catholic officials have obtained demolition permits for the historic century-old church at 126 Sackman St. in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville. … Full Article
 

Judge calls a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Hands off that historic church building! A judge has called a temporary halt to the planned demolition of a century-old Ocean Hill-Brownsville church, Our Lady of Loreto. … Full Article
 

'Futurama' and fine Dutch farmhouses in Flatlands

Flatlands is full of surprises. What other Brooklyn neighborhood's got Dutch farmhouses from the 1700s, an area called Futurama — and houseboats in a marina behind a shopping mall? … Full Article
 

Meet the Belle of Avenue I in Flatlands

Old houses need love and care. If they're lucky, they wind up with owners who are willing to give them these things. Artists need work spaces with lots of natural light. If they're lucky, they wind up with houses that are able to give them these things.  … Full Article
 

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents storytelling and song

On Wednesday, Flatlands Library, at 2065 Flatbush Ave., presented a program featuring performers from the Haiti Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. … Full Article
 

Golden defends Bayside Fuel in Gravesend oil spill debacle

In the wake of an oil spill that saw 27,000 gallons of oil seep into Brooklyn’s Gravesend Bay, and after Democratic lawmakers held a press conference near the site to blast state environmental officials, Republican state Sen. … Full Article
 

State OKs translators for domestic violence victims

Terrified domestic violence victims often feel even more frightened by the justice system if they do not speak English. But now they will be getting some extra help when they go to court seeking orders of protection. … Full Article
 

Highland Park and other fine sights in Cypress Hills

Do you know the way to Highland Park? And we don't mean the affluent North Shore Chicago suburb. That name is shared by a city park with a stunning reservoir and a fascinating mini-neighborhood that's part of Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Jackie Robinson, Mae West and Piet Mondrian rest in peace at Cypress Hills Cemetery

Jackie Robinson. Mae West. Piet Mondrian. A War of 1812 veteran who lived until 1905.

Four VIPs from very different milieus share the same eternal resting place — Cypress Hills Cemetery.  … Full Article
 

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