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Sunset Park residents share secrets of great neighborhood

What do Sunset Park residents like best about their neighborhood? The leaders of the Sunset Parker Facebook group wanted to find out so they put out a survey, asking local residents to describe why they like living there. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park waitress who stabbed customer gets 15 years in prison

A 37-year-old waitress who fatally stabbed her boss’s brother-in-law after an argument inside the Sunset Park restaurant where she worked was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years to life in prison. … Full Article
 

Five youth sports & education orgs named for Bedford-Union Armory’s proposed rec center

The controversial development plan for Bedford-Union Armory is winding its way towards the city’s land use review process. … Full Article
 

Newtown Creek: How to fix the combined sewage overflow problem

“The wind blew and the sh*t flew,” were the first words the Brooklyn Eagle heard one morning before climbing aboard the Riverkeeper patrol boat to explore Newtown Creek. … Full Article
 

14-year-old kicks off first Brooklyn North 5K for special needs kids

14-year-old Jacob Priestly, shown here wearing a blue NYPD shirt, was the grand marshal of Sunday’s 5K raising funds for NYPD families having children with special needs. … Full Article
 

Schumer predicts Trump tax plan will hurt New Yorkers

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer charged that President Donald Trump’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s tax system is so weighted heavily toward the wealthy at the expense of the middle class that it will wind up hurting New Yorkers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School student receives fellowship to work at New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division

Janae Cummings, Brooklyn Law School  (BLS) Class of 2019, will spend a fully funded summer clerking in the chambers of New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division under Justice O. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill’s magical independent bookstore opens Monday

It’s time for Brooklynites to turn the page on the recent closings of BookCourt and the Community Bookstore. Following both closures, Brooklyn resident and best-selling novelist Emma Straub vowed to right a wrong, to fill a void and to revive a dying breed. … Full Article
 

Dime Bank hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony, opens new corporate office at Pierrepont Plaza

On Thursday, the Dime Community Savings Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new corporate headquarters at One Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights. Elected officials and distinguished guests helped welcome Dime to its new home. … Full Article
 

John Sexton, NYU President Emeritus, returns to St. Francis

The rain washed out a night of New York Mets baseball April 25, but there was no stopping John Sexton from delivering his talk “Baseball as a Road to God” at a special St. Francis College presentation at Citi Field, hosted by Mets Owner Fred Wilpon. … Full Article
 

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