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Huge Watchtower sell-off seen boosting new Tech Triangle

DUMBO
The Jehovah's Witnesses' $375 million deal to sell six key properties to big-time developers will be a godsend (pardon the pun) to DUMBO that will enable the neighborhood to play a key role in the creation of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, real estate executives and civic leaders said. … Full Article
 

Levin backs Quinn for mayor

Williamsburg
Calling her “a proven leader,” City Councilman Stephen Levin announced that he is endorsing Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn trial court, attorney erred in criminal case, Appellate Division dismisses indictment

Brooklyn Heights
A panel of Appellate Division, 2nd Department judges ordered the indictment of a defendant dismissed after finding that  the lower court made a series of serious errors and that the defendant's counsel was ineffective. … Full Article
 

Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined … Full Article
 

Cumbo files over 10,000 signatures to run for council

Fort Greene
Laurie Cumbo, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for the City Council seat in Fort Greene, has filed more than 20 times the required number of petition signatures with the New York City Board of Elections, according to her campaign. … Full Article
 

Quinn joins fight to get ferry service for stranded R train riders

Sunset Park
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has joined an effort by Brooklyn elected officials and transportation advocates to get a temporary ferry service established for R train riders who will be facing a transit nightmare once the Montague Street Tunnel closes for repairs and the train stops  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn tortilla factory sentenced for labor law violations

Williamsburg
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday announced the conviction and sentencing of Erasmo Ponce, the owner of Tortilleria Chinantla Inc., a corn tortilla factory in Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

Secrets unravel in Brooklynite’s debut novel

DUMBO
Every family has its secrets; every town has its scandals. … Full Article
 

To get Gov. Cuomo’s attention, nonstop rallies for LICH

Cobble Hill
In an attempt to snag the attention of a curiously silent Governor Andrew Cuomo, supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) have been holding rallies on a regular basis since financially troubled SUNY Downstate announced its intention to shut the Cobble Hill hospital down.  … Full Article
 

Holy Cow! Jehovah's Witnesses selling six DUMBO properties for $375 million

DUMBO
The Jehovah's Witnesses are selling a package of six prime DUMBO properties for a whopping $375 million, the buyers announced Monday. … Full Article
 

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