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Sex offender delays sentencing by refusing to show in court

A registered sex offender refused to show up in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday to face a possible life sentence and hear a statement from his victim whom he raped and robbed in the middle of a Bushwick street. … Full Article
 

Magnolias are the early spring stars at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Oy vey. It was snowing today. In April. Brooklynites are hungry for spring. Sorry about this temporary setback. To cheer you up, here are photos from this past Saturday, when the sun actually came out and the weather was warm-ish. … Full Article
 
Two Evenings with Saudi Arabian Traditions

VIDEO: Brooklyn Museum showcases Saudi traditions

A space enhanced with geometrical patterns and improvised melodies of Arabic Maqam music, assorted baskets of dates, women in hijabs and men wearing thobes and kafiyyehs pace back and forth. The scent of vanilla and cinnamon fills the air. It looks like a bazaar in Mecca, but it’s not. … Full Article
 

Hasidic school officials plead guilty to fraud in $3M Brooklyn school lunch scheme

Two former officials of a Brooklyn Hasidic school system pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud at Brooklyn’s federal court on Friday for scamming the federal government over $3 million in a school lunch scheme. … Full Article
 

You can learn to be a machinist at Brooklyn Army Terminal

The Brooklyn Army Terminal, which is already a beehive of activity, is about to get a lot busier, thanks to a new partnership between the city and forward-thinking private businesses that will provide paid apprenticeships to workers hoping to gain a foothold in manufacturing. … Full Article
 

Teens excel at Youth Tech Challenge

More than 50 students from Central Brooklyn got the chance to learn how to code, create apps and solve problems at a Youth Tech Challenge held at Medgar Evers College on a recent Sunday. … Full Article
 

Supertall skyscraper plan for 80 Flatbush Ave. sparks neighbors' ire

The neighbors are angry. Alloy Development wants to build a supertall skyscraper in low-rise brownstone Boerum Hill — and get the city to triple existing zoning limits for the project site. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Youth Chorus confronts racism, sexism, immigration

An upcoming series of concerts by the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus with the intriguing title of “Silent Voices: If You Listen,” is fast becoming the talk of the borough’s artistic community because of its bold mixture of art  … Full Article
 

Check out this homage to Obama and other Columbia Street Waterfront District sights

Does all the agita in America make you miss President Obama?

If so, there's a place in the Columbia Street Waterfront District that will soothe your soul just a little bit. … Full Article
 

NYPD Officer arraigned after admitting to lying under oath for search warrant

A Brooklyn police officer was arraigned on perjury charges at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday for allegedly lying on five separate occasions to push forward a Red Hook gun possession case. … Full Article
 

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