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Plan to enlarge & redesign Brooklyn House of Detention moves forward with Council deal

Under pressure to speedily replace Rikers Island with four smaller, safer municipal jails  — including the Brooklyn Detention Center — city councilmembers have reached a highly unusual agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio for a joint public review process. … Full Article

Woman gets jail time for stealing over $1M in amusement park tickets

A longtime employee of a Red Hook charter bus company was sentenced to one to three years in prison on Wednesday for stealing more than $1 million in amusement park tickets from the company. … Full Article

Williamsburg tenants demand city help them return to lofts after 3-year lockout

“It’s astounding to me that the city can throw some kids in Rikers for the weekend for jumping a turnstile but can’t stop a landlord who owes them half a million dollars in fines.” … Full Article

Judge puts blame on parents at teen gang member sentencing

In sentencing a teenage gang member to 15 years in prison for a shootout that killed a 16-year-old, a Brooklyn judge on Tuesday pointed his finger to parents for not preventing gang violence. … Full Article

Brooklyn Roasting Company stages VIP tour of their Navy Yard headquarters

“We wanted to take the opportunity to share with the wider community,” Brooklyn Roasting Company (BRC) director of sales Daniel Finn declared, guiding newly arrived guests indoors, where relief from biting chill winds was offered in the form of steaming cups of coffee brewed from an array of prem … Full Article

Riders Alliance holds Albany rally for transit fix-up funds

Members of the Riders Alliance who have held several protest demonstrations over the past few months to demand that elected officials fix the city’s deteriorating transit system, took their case directly to state lawmakers by holding a rally in Albany.  … Full Article

Brooklyn chamber celebrates its centennial with an all-star gala

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) held its centennial celebration on Saturday with a lavish gala at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Corpse discovered in historic basement at former LICH site in Brooklyn

A man’s body was found on Thursday in the basement of a former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) building undergoing conversion into luxury condos. … Full Article

‘Unacceptable rancor’ between Albany, NYC must stop before BQE traffic disaster strikes

Brooklyn communities abutting the BQE will face local traffic calamities for years during reconstruction of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and roadway under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade if Gov. … Full Article


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