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Architectural eye candy, old and new, in Gravesend

Old and new together. The visual contrasts are fascinating. In a single neighborhood, you can see one of Brooklyn's oldest buildings, a street grid from the 1640s — and new mansions in a Syrian Jewish enclave. … Full Article
 
 

Grocery cashier pleads guilty to food stamp fraud in multi-million dollar scheme

A 46-year-old man who worked at his brother’s bodega in East New York pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing millions of dollars in a food-stamp scheme while he worked as a cashier. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man allegedly kills person over parking spot, claims self-defense

Everyone knows it’s hard to find a parking spot in Brooklyn, but things don’t usually get this bad. … Full Article
 

Social service agency expands outreach into Brownsville

A nonprofit organization that provides social services to low-income families is moving into Brownsville in a big way, officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

Queens man gets 20 years for pizzeria stabbing, victim’s family forgives

A 23-year-old man, who was sentenced to two decades in prison on Monday, was forgiven in court by family members of the 18-year-old he stabbed to death. … Full Article
 

Saturday in the Park: Music, food and fun at Canarsie Family Love Festival

On a beautiful, warm Saturday afternoon, Canarsie Park was filled with families enjoying a day of food, fun and music at the Canarsie Love Festival on Aug. 19. … Full Article
 

Demolition is underway at Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville

Day by day, Our Lady of Loreto is disappearing.

Workers have started demolishing a historic church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville that community activists have been fighting to save. … Full Article
 

John Jay student left dead in wake of Brownsville gang shootings

Nine alleged Brownsville gang members, one as young as 15, were variously charged with conspiracy to commit murder in multiple shootings that left an innocent 22-year-old John Jay student dead and 13 others injured, officials announced Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Lawyers and local pol call for faster police reform to stop deaths of mentally ill

The family of a mentally ill East Flatbush man who was gunned down by police last month stood alongside lawyers and a member of City Council on Thursday and demanded NYPD speed up its reform efforts in dealing with mentally ill persons. … Full Article
 

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