Bushwick man sentenced for stabbing death of girlfriend

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Eagle has learned.

The victim was found dead in her Bushwick apartment days after the murder. The defendant, Nathan Rosa, was accused of stabbing the victim, Angie Figueroa, in the neck and badly beating her in the face and arms.


Live at BAM: Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ retains youthful vigor after 134 years

It's a good idea to enter a Henrik Ibsen play expecting to experience a range of heavy emotions as the drama unfolds. One may be relief that society is no longer repressive in the way that it was in the 1880s, when he wrote "Ghosts." Another, perhaps, is a niggling sensation that comes from the knowledge that while the passage of time advances social norms, human nature tends to stay the same.


Adams proclaims April as Brooklyn Landmarks Month

Brooklyn boasts many famous landmarks, everything from the Cyclone to the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, Borough Hall and the Wonder Wheel and adding to the allure of these structures is the fact that they are also designated as official city landmarks.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the adoption of the New York City Landmarks Law, Borough President Eric Adams has proclaimed April as “Brooklyn Landmarks Month.”


Demonstrators clash with cops, disrupt rush traffic on Brooklyn Bridge

Hundreds of demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge and a large number ran onto the roadway of the Manhattan-bound lanes at rush hour Tuesday evening, disrupting traffic and flooding the car lanes with police.

The marchers, who were protesting police shootings, took off from Union Square Park in Manhattan at 2 p.m. After reaching police headquarters in lower Manhattan, a large contingent continued onto the bridge.


Promenade Garden volunteers have helped transform a Brooklyn landmark

It was six years ago that Karen Schlesinger was walking along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and noticed that it was in terrible shape. She wanted to file a complaint, and spotted then-gardener Jonathan Landsman.

“I remember seeing Jonathan working, and I stopped him because I wanted to lodge a complaint,” Schlesinger recalled. “That’s when he told me about a volunteer program that had just been started, and asked me if I could join.


Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday press conference with low-wage workers outside a McDonalds in Downtown Brooklyn.

According to an analysis released by his office, a $15 minimum wage, phased in over the next five years, would boost consumer spending, lessen the burden on the city’s social services programs and benefit students.


Schumer seeks ban on dietary supplements with stimulants

Losing weight can come at a high price for those who take dietary supplements, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who said many of the most popular brands on the market contain hidden drugs that can cause serious health problems.

Schumer (D-NY) said many supplements used by Americans contain a powerful stimulant called BMPEA, which closely resembles amphetamine and can become addictive.

He is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place an immediate ban on widely used dietary supplements that contain BMPEA.


25 years to life in prison for fatal crash that left Brooklyn couple, premature infant dead

Julio Acevedo, 46, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Williamsburg in 2013 that left a young couple and their premature infant dead.

A Brooklyn jury found Acevedo guilty in February of two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide. The latter charge was related to the baby's death.


Industry City offers behind-the-scenes look at artists at work

The artists and craftsmen who work at Industry City are throwing their doors open and are putting out the welcome mat for visitors as part of a special event at the massive Sunset Park business complex.

Industry City is hosting an open house event on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than 100 of the creative artists and innovators, who are breathing new life into the 100-year-old industrial complex, will open their doors to the public in a free, day-long celebration of art and entrepreneurship.



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