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Eric Adams issues call to action at Montague Street BID meeting

Brooklyn is a bustling hub of 2.5 million people, but nestled within it is Montague Street, a four-block stretch in Brooklyn Heights that has more of a small town feel than most would imagine is possible in this vast borough.


22 charged with drug trafficking following undercover investigation at Roosevelt Houses

 Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, on Thursday announced that 22 alleged drug dealers have been variously charged in multiple indictments and criminal complaints with selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past year during an anti-drug initiative at the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Assembly votes to suspend hydrofracking for three years

With the deadline for the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the New York State Assembly voted to suspend drilling natural gas, a process known as hydrofracking, for three years while lawmakers study the environmental impact.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) sponsored the bill, which was passed by the assembly on June 18, just one day before the State Legislature’s session was scheduled to end.


Dancing in spring the olde way, on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Ritual “Morris” dancers descended on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Thursday evening to celebrate the coming of the spring equinox.

Accompanied by musicians playing fiddle, guitar, accordion and other traditional instruments, the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers, Ring O'Bells Morris, and Half Moon Sword teams celebrated the season with jingling bells and swirling scarves.

Morris dancing is so old “that we don’t know why it’s called Morris dancing,” one of the dancers said. “Shakespeare thought it was old.”


Garbage truck crashes through Brooklyn deli, eight injured

Police say eight people suffered minor injuries overnight when a garbage truck crashed through the wall of a Brooklyn deli.

It happened around 2:10 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Dekalb and Bedford avenues.

Police say the accident occurred when a Metropolitan Recycling truck swerved to avoid a sedan that ran a red light.

The owner of Gourmet Deli, Mohamed Ali, tells the Daily News that his two cousins were working in the store at the time.


Obituary: Carol Chapin, Carroll Gardens resident, Music Together director, dies at 65

Carol Chapin, a long-time Carroll Gardens resident, passed away on May 3. She was 65. 

Ms. Chapin was the founder and co-director of Heartsong Kids, where she taught Music Together classes for young children in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, and formerly at other locations in Brooklyn and Queens.

A service will be held on Saturday, June 21, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Carroll Street Church, 199 Carroll Street, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231


'For Locals, by Locals’ wraps series in Crown Heights

“It’s been a great season,” Avi Werde said, reflecting on the third series of ‘For Locals, by Locals,’ a weekly talent showcase in Crown Heights. “Being able to interview and photograph all of the performers, before their event, has been the real treat for me this time.”


State legislature passes ‘Expedited Missing Persons Act’

The NY State Senate passed a bill today that will help ensure the speedy identification of a recovered body in case of a tragic event. The ‘Expedited Missing Persons Act’ was introduced after the brutal kidnapping and murder of prominent Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, where it took law enforcement hours to piece together the recovered body in Nassau County with the ongoing search in Brooklyn.


84th Precinct is ready for Fourth of July Fireworks

This Fourth of July, for the first time since 2009, the fireworks have moved back to the East River -- and that means great views at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Even with huge crowds expected, the 84th Precinct, which patrols those areas, is ready encouraging everyone to come out to enjoy the event.


Inn of Court celebrates with annual dinner, installation ceremony

The Nathan R. Sobel Kings County American Inn of Court celebrated its annual dinner and installation ceremony Monday, June 16 at Red Gravy restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Cheryl Chambers, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, administered the oath of office.  



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