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Public review process moves forward for 925-foot skyscraper planned for 80 Flatbush Ave.

This is a tale of two towers, plus two public schools. One tower, designed to soar 925 feet in the air, is among the tallest skyscrapers ever planned in the borough of Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Albany’s failure to approve faster, cheaper fix for BQE ‘a disgrace,’ say Brooklyn officials

In another of Albany’s epic misses, the state Legislature ended its session last week having failed to authorize the city’s use of the “design-build” bidding process to expedite the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) long-overdue $1.9 billion rehabilitation. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park murder caused by family dispute in China

Jurors were shown a confession video in Brooklyn Supreme Court Monday of a Chinese military veteran who killed a man in cold blood on a Sunset Park street amid a 20-year family dispute in China. … Full Article
 

Broken windows policing focus of Sunset Park forum

“Broken windows,” a crime-fighting theory practiced by NYPD for decades, holds that putting an emphasis on fighting quality-of-life crimes such as vandalism, public drinking and turnstile-jumping helps to create an atmosphere of law and order  … Full Article
 

Electrifying 'Measure for Measure' at TFANA's Polonsky Shakespeare Center

This is a play about justice and mercy, hypocrisy and a hot nun. Yes, a hot nun. … Full Article
 

Cumbo wins support from LGBTQ council colleagues

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, running for her second term representing the 35th Council District (Fort Greene-Clinton Hill), has gotten a big pat on the back from her co-workers. … Full Article
 

VIDEO: DeKalb Market Hall draws foodie hoards to Downtown Brooklyn

What started as a trickle just off of Albee Square in the Fulton Street Mall quickly turned into a roar as the long-awaited opening of the DeKalb Market Hall drew foodies from all over the borough, Manhattan and even Long Island. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests modeled on the program that the larger New York archdiocese started last year. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s largest tech company Etsy lays off 15 percent of staff

Brooklyn’s biggest tech company Etsy announced a second round of layoffs on Wednesday, cutting 140 positions, or 15 percent of its staff.  The DUMBO-based business, which was founded in 2005, dismissed an additional 80 people in May to reduce costs.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Book Fair to host literary celebration at P.S. 24

Children will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and take part in fun-filled activities like yoga and origami making at a special all-day event in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

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