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Arrest in pipe attack on Bed-Stuy subway rider

Police have made an arrest in connection with a pipe attack on a man as he sat on a bench in a Brooklyn subway station. The NYPD says Leon Sims of Brooklyn was arrested Tuesday on assault charges. The name of his attorney was not immediately known. … Full Article
 

READ NYC Community Festival coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Saturday, Oct. 5, United Way of New York City & Skanska USA will present the 5th annual READ NYC Community Festival, family-friendly event at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. … Full Article
 

Pols want MTA to extend B37 route

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority didn’t go far enough when it decided to re-instate the B37 bus. That’s what three lawmakers who represent constituents along the bus route are saying. … Full Article
 

DUMBO Arts Festival: Arts from many cultures, and zany fun

Art in its myriad forms took over DUMBO’s streets, garages, galleries and studios this weekend at the DUMBO Arts Festival, and thousands visited the neighborhood to take in the sights and sounds. … Full Article
 

St. Francis College celebrates St. Clare and St. Francis Week

In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, is reaffirming its belief in the ideals and values of the college’s patron saint with a series of events under the umbrella of St. Clare and St. Francis Week beginning Monday, Sept. … Full Article
 

Myths reimagined in ‘xo Orpheus’

Icarus, Persephone, Odysseus and Poseidon are names that reverberate with familiarity. Now these and many other figures from mythology live again as their tales are reimagined in “xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths” (A Penguin Original), edited by Kate Bernheimer. … Full Article
 

Menchaca sets out progressive vision for Red Hook, Sunset Park

Mother Nature pushed Carlos Menchaca into politics. “I ran for public office because of Hurricane Sandy,” he said. … Full Article
 

Parole officer’s presence was not sufficient for search of parolee’s home

The Brooklyn Appellate Division has granted the suppression of evidence found in a parolee’s home after it was determined that the presence of a parole officer alone, without any reason for the visit, was not sufficient to justify a search. … Full Article
 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man charged in suspected honor killing

Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court and appeared in the courtroom of Brooklyn Federal Judge William Kuntz II on Thursday on a superseding indictment charging him with conspiring to commit murder in a foreign county, transmitting threats via interstate c … Full Article
 

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