Ditmas Park

Family wants charges against employees accused of killing alleged shoplifter

The family of an accused Flatbush Avenue Stop & Shop shoplifter who died after witnesses say store workers wrangled him to the ground over the weekend, called on the Brooklyn district attorney to press manslaughter charges on Wednesday. … Full Article

See Mary Pickford's house and other fine sights in landmark-worthy Ditmas Park West

A century ago, when silent films were all the rage, America's most famous actress almost became a Brooklyn resident. … Full Article

The Vitagraph Smokestack will live on, developer says

The Vitagraph Smokestack will live on. … Full Article

St. Anselm Academy students nurture their gardens

Fourth graders at Saint Anselm Catholic Academy are learning important lessons about drought-stricken regions of the world by working with their hands. … Full Article

Students share ideas on how to stop littering

Twenty-one students from Southeast Brooklyn elementary schools will get the chance to offer their ideas on how to reduce litter on city sidewalks when they present essays they have written for a contest sponsored by a local lawmaker. … Full Article

Palm Sunday Killer’s release angers Brooklyn pols

The release from prison of the killer responsible for the infamous Palm Sunday massacre in 1984 has generated an effort by two Brooklyn elected officials to change the law determining when convicts can get out of jail. … Full Article

Employee shot at Bay Ridge smoke shop

A usually safe and quiet business district in Bay Ridge was rocked shortly before midnight on Wednesday night when a gunman entered Moe’s Smoke Shop at 7123 Fifth Ave. and fired his weapon at a worker who was standing at the register. … Full Article

Erasmus Hall teacher indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting student

A 66-year-old business teacher at Flatbush’s Erasmus Hall High School was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing his 16-year-old student.

Mervyn Affoon pleaded not guilty at Brookl … Full Article

Come see landmark-worthy Beverley Square East and West

It's time to stitch together the patches in the quilt. That's how preservation advocates describe the micro-neighborhoods that make up Victorian Flatbush. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Prep student organizing town hall on guns

The movement started by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students that led to the March for Our Lives protest last month is showing no signs of slowing down. … Full Article


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