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Brooklyn’s ‘Nerd Herd’ advances to robot regionals

On Saturday, hundreds of high school students and an army of rolling robots filled the gym at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn to participate in NYC FIRST’s robotics competition.

As supporters cheered them on, thirty six teams from the city and Long Island put their shopping-cart-sized mechanisms through a series of challenges in the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship. The teams have been developing their robots, with the guidance of adult mentors, for months.


State not responsible for Brooklyn guard’s tortious actions

New York state, as an employer, is not responsible for a security guard who punched a wooden bench, injuring a bystander, the Brooklyn appellate court ruled.


Would you like DUMBO's pink elephant? It's free to pick up right now!

The owners of this lovable pink elephant, which temporarily graced DUMBO's Archway plaza under the Manhattan Bridge, are bidding a fond goodbye to their floppy-eared creation.

Here’s the good part: If you can pick up this wooden sculpture yourself, it's free to keep.

The elephant’s owners add, “Plus, wouldn't it be cool to take this elephant out on a joy ride all the way home?”

But there is a dark undertone to their posting on Craigslist: “It'd be sad to see our pink friend go out a different way.”

Uh oh.


Meeting’s goal: A safer Jay Street

Traffic safety advocates have called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to target busy Jay Street as part of his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths in the city.

So, on Monday night, dozens of Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO residents flocked to a community planning meeting -  – dubbed “Reimagine Jay Street”  – to demand safety measures. These measures ranged from a protected cycling lane to better enforcement of existing regulations to off-street police parking.


Haitians sue UN over cholera epidemic

A new lawsuit has been filed by 1,500 Haitian plaintiffs against the United Nations over a cholera outbreak that has killed thousands in the Caribbean nation.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Brooklyn federal court, seeks compensations for deaths and illnesses and funding for clean water in Haiti, which was devastated by a 2010 earthquake.

Scientific studies have shown that cholera was likely introduced in Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal, where the disease is endemic.

The new suit also asks the court to declare that the U.N. has no immunity.


OPINION: Spike Lee’s half-right

Recently, Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Spike Lee made waves when he complained about the gentrification of his former neighborhood, Fort Greene, which has a large African-American community.


SKETCHES OF COURT: Shelter employee who was attacked seeks damages in spinal-injury case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney (right) listens as attorney Thomas Moverman (standing), partner in the law firm Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, makes his opening statement to a jury in Kings County Civil Term last Tuesday during the bifurcated trial of Valerie Lewis v. FJC Security Services Inc. Moverman is holding a model of a spinal column to show the location of Lewis’ spinal injuries. At far left, seated, is Marc Freund, also an attorney for the plaintiff and partner in the firm.


Man killed at Brooklyn crosswalk, NYPD increases jaywalking tickets

A 47-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Sunday in a crash in Brooklyn at a busy intersection in Greenpoint.

Police say Jorge Rios, of Queens, was riding a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle on Manhattan Avenue when he struck the side of a Lexus sedan being driven by a 71-year-old man. Rios was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The sedan driver was not hurt.


Bestselling author to launch ‘Pete Rose’ in Cobble Hill

On Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m., New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Kostya Kennedy will be signing copies of “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” at BookCourt in Cobble Hill. The book, which was published March 11 by Time Home Entertainment, coincides with the 25th anniversary of Rose being banned from baseball and the start of the 2014 baseball season. The book offers an insightful examination of Rose from interviews with family, teammates, friends, baseball officials and Rose himself.


Local groups get grants from Greenpoint oil spill settlement

A church, a well-known conservation group, a boat club, a middle school and a community garden are among the 18 entities that have been chosen to receive the first environment-related grant awards from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.



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