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State not responsible for Brooklyn guard’s tortious actions

Downtown
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. … Full Article
 

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

DUMBO
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. … Full Article
 

Meeting’s goal: A safer Jay Street

Downtown
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. … Full Article
 

Haitians sue UN over cholera epidemic

Downtown
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. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Spike Lee’s half-right

Fort Greene
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. … Full Article
 

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

Downtown
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. … Full Article
 

Man killed at Brooklyn crosswalk, NYPD increases jaywalking tickets

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

Bestselling author to launch ‘Pete Rose’ in Cobble Hill

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. … Full Article
 

Local groups get grants from Greenpoint oil spill settlement

Greenpoint
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. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's future legal minds participate in WWII Event

Bushwick
In recognition of Black History Month, students at Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology explored the topic of civil rights through a program offered by Optimum Power to Learn, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Channel. … Full Article
 

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