Brooklyn Heights

After 16 Years in prison, wrongly convicted man free to sue the city

A Williamsburg man was shot and killed during a robbery in 1994. Jabbar Collins was arrested and charged with the crime. Collins submitted to a lineup and was not identified by the four eyewitnesses to the murder. … Full Article

Fire-ravaged Pratt will pull through

Though no one was killed, two firemen and a civilian were injured during a four-alarm fire at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute that caused severe damage and destroyed an art studio early Friday morning. … Full Article

College Beat: Bulldogs survive triple OT thriller to reach CUNYAC semifinals

It must have felt like the same old story for the Brooklyn College Bulldogs as they prepared for overtime Sunday afternoon at the West Quad Center. … Full Article

NAACP head slams stop-and frisk in speech at Crown Heights church

The head of the NAACP said Sunday that even some members of the New York Police Department oppose the city's policy of street stops, with mostly minorities being questioned. … Full Article

Brooklyn's Roosevelt Federal Courthouse stands like a Cathedral to justice

The Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse on the corner of Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street in Brooklyn looks like a fortress to the average passerby, and it is. … Full Article

‘WE WILL NOT CLOSE!’ Hundreds pack forum on saving LICH

Brownstone Brooklyn packed the pews of the historic Kane Street Synagogue Thursday night to shout out the message: LICH (Long Island College Hospital) must be saved.  … Full Article

Kim Kardashian makes another bid to end marriage to Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries

LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian's divorce case is returning to court Friday with her attorney urging a speedy end to her marriage to Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries. … Full Article

Brooklyn Religion Briefs: Plymouth Church receives Habitat for Humanity award

Plymouth Church has received Habitat for Humanity-NYC’s 2013 Builder Award.
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Four-alarm Fire damages building at Pratt Institute

Authorities say a four-alarm fire has damaged the main campus building at Pratt Institute in Fort Greene.  No injuries were reported. The fire started around 2 a.m. Friday in the Main Hall building at the private arts college. … Full Article

Obama mention in State of Union sparks interest in new high school

When President Obama, in the midst of speaking about weighty national and international issues, mentioned Brooklyn’s P-Tech High School in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, many Brooklynites and others … Full Article


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