Crown Heights

Mariachi band to serenade Sunset Park councilwoman

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez has received plenty of awards during her time in public office. But has she ever been serenaded by a mariachi band? She soon will be! … Full Article

MaryAnne Gilmartin, Ratner’s successor, well-regarded in business community

Forest City Ratner Corp. yesterday wouldn’t comment on published reports that Bruce Ratner would step down as CEO of the huge development firm, although he would remain as chairman. … Full Article

No suspects after shot is fired at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn, police report

Police declared a Level One Mobilization at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon after a shot was fired in front of 1 MetroTech, home to National Grid, TKTS and other businesses. … Full Article

Immigration reform sparks Brooklyn reaction

America, New York City and, of course, Brooklyn, are the great melting pots welcoming immigrants with open arms.  … Full Article

Lawsuit attempts to block NYPD scanners

As the Brooklyn Eagle has reported, the New York City Police Department is currently testing the possibility of high-tech scanners that will allow the NYPD to detect whether or not an individual is in possession of a concealed weapon.  … Full Article

Recchia quits BP race, leaving Adams as front-runner

City Councilman Domenic Recchia (D-Coney Island) has reportedly dropped his bid to succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president — leaving state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Crown Heights) as the perceived front-runner. … Full Article

Beat the Heat! Nets down Magic, ready for defending world champs' visit to Barclays

Give the Nets credit. They've gone a long way toward erasing any doubt that they will end their five-year playoff drought in what is shaping up as an historic first season here in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Cop tech will getcha! NYC scanners target concealed weapons

New York City has been touted as being tough on guns. Earlier this year, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the NY SAFE Act, a law further tightening restrictions on gun access. … Full Article


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