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Two Brooklyn men freed after two decades in prison on wrongful conviction

Two men wrongly convicted for a triple murder have been freed after spending more than two decades in prison. Anthony Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson were released Thursday after a Brooklyn judge overturned their convictions based on new DNA evidence. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Cyclones & MCU Park to host 2014 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

The Brooklyn Cyclones will host the 10th annual New York-Penn League All-Star Game this coming summer. MCU Park, which hosted the first-ever New York-Penn League All-Star Game in 2005, will once again welcome the best the league has to offer on Tuesday, Aug. 19th. … Full Article
 

Council freshmen flex their muscles

A lawmaker usually has to be on the City Council a few years before having any real clout. But two of the council’s “youngsters” are bucking conventional political wisdom by moving up far and fast. … Full Article
 

Company that cleaned Sheepshead Bay theater penalized for underpaying workers

New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday announced the conviction and sentencing of Jose Hector Hernandez Gramajo, the owner of Royal Commercial Cleaning, which cleaned the United Artists Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 Movie Theater in Sheepshead Bay.  … Full Article
 

Brook-Krasny speaks out against boycott of Israel

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-Coney Island-Bay Ridge) denounced a boycott of Israel organized by the American Studies Association and showed his disgust with the academic group by sponsoring legislation to prohibit colleges from using state aid to fund organizations that have passed reso … Full Article
 

Thomas Holley changes commitment from Penn State to Florida

It was nearly one month ago that Thomas Holley announced his commitment to Penn State, but things changed when head coach Bill O’Brien left to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans. … Full Article
 

NY Aquarium breaks ground on shark exhibit

The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium has broken ground on a new building that will house sharks and other marine wildlife. … Full Article
 

Volunteers graduate CERT training

This photo shows six graduates who successfully completed the Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT’s) training program, sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). … Full Article
 
 

Coney Island polar bears—not just New Year’s

When TV news-watchers saw hundreds of brave bathers ringing in 2014 with a plunge into the icy ocean off Coney Island, many were unaware that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club sponsors cold-water swimming every Sunday morning throughout the winter seaso … Full Article
 

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