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A new life for fashion waste

VIDEO: Fabric recycling nonprofit Fabscrap moves to Brooklyn Army Terminal

The 4,100-square-foot warehouse at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park is now the new home of Fabscrap, a nonprofit that recycles unwanted textiles from design companies in New York to create a thrift shop for fabrics. … Full Article

Sex offender gets 50 years to life for Bushwick rape

When a registered sex offender dodged his victim’s statement in court by refusing to come out of his holding cell, a Brooklyn judge sentenced him to 50 years to life in prison for robbing and raping the woman on a Bushwick street. … Full Article

Computer science fair draws more than 2,000 teens

A team from Brooklyn Technical High School was among the big winners at a computer science and technology fair for New York City high school students that drew the participation of more than 2,000 teenagers on Wednesday. … Full Article

Old vs. New: As Superfund cleanup proceeds, problems emerge in Gowanus

Few residents will argue that the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal is a botched project. The 1.8-mile polluted waterway is certainly in need of some help. That much is clear. … Full Article

Small Business Administration calls Hoan ‘Small Business Champion’

Andrew Hoan is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce next month, but he is receiving a nod from the federal government as he heads for the exit. … Full Article

Pratt Institute names vice president for diversity

With an eye toward making its campus more inclusive, Pratt Institute has named Nsombi B. Ricketts as its new vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, officials announced this week. … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission blocks planned demolition of historic Carroll Gardens kindergarten

You wanna tear down a historic Brooklyn kindergarten and build condos? Fuhgeddaboudit. … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize-winning DUMBO author pens highly anticipated nonfiction book

Gilbert King’s “Devil in the Grove,” winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, was a landmark work of investigative nonfiction. … Full Article

Holocaust survivor will share her story on being aboard the ill-fated ship St. Louis

Holocaust survivor Sonja Maier Geismar will share her journey escaping the Nazis on Wednesday, April 11 as the keynote speaker for St. Francis College’s annual Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, event. … Full Article
New Bushwick Cafe Where You Can Get a Healthy Meal & Not Go Broke

VIDEO: Meet the new Bushwick cafe where health and affordability intersect

Francesca Chaney was raised by a nutritionist mother in a plant-based home. … Full Article


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