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Color my world: "NY Ink" reality star Chris Torres opening tattoo parlor near Barclays Center

Get ready for the coolness quotient to rise on Flatbush Avenue near Barclays Center: Reality show star Chris Torres from “NY Ink” is opening a tattoo parlor. Soon.

“We'll be tattooing in time for Christmas,” said Torres – who appeared on the TLC series about a tattoo parlor in SoHo.
The new ink shop, Red Legged Devils Studio, will be located at 229 Flatbush Ave., his landlord Michael Pintchik revealed to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.


Hearing on judicial budget cuts has focus on Brooklyn's court

The New York County Lawyers Association Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts will hold a day-long public hearing to receive testimony about the continuing impact of judicial budget cuts on the administration of justice.


Television news staffer ‘out-Foxes’ travel fatigue

The next time you feel like complaining about your long commute to work on the subway, think about Joanna Preston.

Preston, 24, lives in Bed-Stuy now, but for a solid year, while she worked as an intern at Fox News Channel’s midtown studios, she commuted by bus from her home in Washington DC to Fox’s midtown production offices four days a week.

Yes, you read that right. She took the bus from DC to NY and back again four days a week. The trip was four hours one way, meaning that for an astounding eight hours a day, she was on a bus.


Prospect Park’s skating center to open in December

Ice skaters and roller skaters who have anxiously awaited the Lakeside Center in Prospect Park will be jubilant to know that the $74 million, year-round facility will open to the public before Christmas, according to the city Parks Department.


Brooklyn Law School wows with 94% bar passage rate

Every year in November, law school graduates who sat for the New York State July Bar Exam receive their results. Graduates prepare to celebrate with their families or begin the process of re-studying for the exam while law schools pine over the schools’ overall statistics. 

This year, Brooklyn Law School leads the fray with one of the most considerable jumps in passage rates from the previous year.


Former Brooklyn bondsman loses petition to compel judicial action

A former Brooklyn bondsman lost a petition to compel a Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice to refrain from interfering with his business. The Appellate Division, 2nd Department, ruled that George Zouvelos failed to provide a reason for such order.
In August, Zouvelos’ bondsman’s license was revoked after Administrative Law Judge Kay Gardiner found him unfit for the bondsman profession. Evidence showed that Zouvelos required clients to sign 87-paragraph contracts that were “unconscionable and unfair,” Gardiner cited in her opinion.


Trees damaging your sidewalk? Gonzalez funds $500,000 repair project

Everyone loves a beautiful tree-lined street. But what happens when underground tree roots start to grow so large that they cause the sidewalk to buckle? The result is a major headache for homeowners, who have to fix the sidewalk.

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) said she can help.


Awww! Baby baboons romp at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo

Talk about cute: Two fuzzy young baboons can now be seen romping with their parents and other members of their baboon troop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.

Both boys, the baby Hamadryas baboons were born just weeks apart, and have the same dad: Bole, a 21-year-old male. The youngsters have two different moms, however. Hamadryas baboons, unlike most other types of baboons, form harems, with one male having several mates.


Brooklyn Museum's Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition will wake you from your post-Thanksgiving coma

Tired of jousting with crowds for Black Friday bargains? Why not use your holiday cash this year at favorite neighborhood stores on Small Business Saturday and spend the Friday after Thanksgiving catching up on some gallery-hopping?


Brooklyn Family Court celebrates National Adoption Day

November is National Adoption Month, and the Kings County Family Court celebrated in grand style.

On Nov. 21, Brooklyn Family Court Judge Franc Perry ushered in what was the largest adoption ceremony of the five boroughs that day.  “I understand the emotion of this day,” Perry said to the more than 25 families waiting to adopt new members. Perry, the father of two adopted children, recounted his adoption day ceremonies, stating, “I was in tears, grateful and thankful to add new members to my family just as I am for you.”



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