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Fort Greene event empowers women to speak out against street harassment

As temperatures climb with the onset of summer, so do rates of street harassment, effectively limiting women and girls from contributing and participating in various aspects of civic and community life. … Full Article
 

Inquiry required when sex offender represents himself

A lower trial court erred in allowing a convicted sex offender the ability to represent himself at a civil confinement hearing without inquiring further into the defendant’s ability to serve as his own legal counsel, Brooklyn’s appellate court ruled. … Full Article
 

As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther

It was a scene that has played out numerous times since Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was placed on ambulance diversion. … Full Article
 

Regina Opera's 45th season brings Verdi classic to Sunset Park

On Saturday, May 24, we attended Giuseppe Verdi’s great opera “Rigoletto” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium on 59th St. and 6th Ave., in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.
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PHOTOS: Fire disrupts Court Street traffic

Sirens blared and FDNY fire trucks raced down Court Street on the wrong side of the road Monday morning as a fire caused a commotion on the busy Brooklyn thoroughfare. Sarah Dunham of Brooklyn Street Beat took a couple of photos to capture the scene. … Full Article
 

OPINION: 2016 Democratic Convention at Barclays Center? Bring it on!

Downtown Brooklyn would have everything to gain and nothing to lose from a 2016 Democratic National Convention in Barclays Center. … Full Article
 

Architects propose ‘alternatives’ to Atlantic Yards construction

A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site. … Full Article
 

Fractious board meeting pulls Pier 6 in different directions

At a meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Thursday, a majority of board members expressed their interest in moving forward with construction of towers on the Pier 6 waterfront. … Full Article
 

Levin, other Brooklyn notables celebrate HOPE graduates

On Wednesday, June 4, The HOPE Program was joined by hundreds of HOPE students, graduates and community members for the Annual Achievement Ceremony.  Joining the event was NYC Council Member Steve Levin as well as Brooklyn Heights notables Elizabeth Bailey, Richard Moore and Carla Shen. … Full Article
 

Hundreds pack Sedaris reading at Cobble Hill bookstore

“Write every day,” famed author David Sedaris told a jam-packed room of writers and readers at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Thursday night. … Full Article
 

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