Rumors of ‘adult establishment’ prevent Gravesend bar from opening near three schools

Despite a hasty retreat in response to community opposition, tempers are still aflame and residents remain concerned over the potential opening of a new bar rumored to be a front for an “adult business” at a busy Gravesend intersection less than a block from multiple schools and a neighborh … Full Article

Brooklyn girls learn how to code, create apps

Anah Lewi, a 16-year-old from East Flatbush, is part of a team developing an app that any woman will be sure to love. … Full Article

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.  … Full Article

PHOTOS: Flatlands house boasts gorgeous gardens

Summer may be slowly coming to an end, but the flora in Brooklyn is still very much in full bloom. In fact, our real estate editor and resident "flora explora" Lore Croghan recently happened upon a beautiful garden on Schenectady Street in Flatlands. Check out some of the photos she took: … Full Article

Need help with pre-k forms? Expert to offer help

Parents in southwest Brooklyn who are finding the process of enrolling their four-year-olds in pre-kindergarten classes to be overwhelming can breathe a sigh of relief. Help is on the way. … Full Article

New hope for incarcerated Brooklyn man

A Brooklyn man incarcerated for robbery and felony murder has renewed hope in a chance at parole after a former prosecutor submitted a letter in support of his release. … Full Article

‘Sopranos’ star brightens kids’ day at Sunrise Camp

Television, film and stage actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, known to millions for her role as “Meadow Soprano” on the mega-hit HBO series “The Sopranos,” brought smiles and laughter to children fighting a serious disease when she visited Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge dismisses racial bias claim against NYPD

A Brooklyn federal judge dismissed a case against New York City and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), alleging racial bias in the delayed search for a missing Brooklyn girl. … Full Article

Ka-Ching! Super-discount supermarket Aldi arrives in East New York

Guten Morgen, East New York! Aldi, a fast-growing super-discount supermarket founded in Germany, has arrived at Gateway Center. … Full Article

Introducing Brooklyn’s own ‘Rudy’: Damon Thomas

The 1993 film “Rudy” became an instant classic as it told an inspirational story about a diminutive kid who overcame the odds to achieve his dream of playing college football. Damon Thomas’ story is a bit different, though. … Full Article


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