Brooklyn Folk Nation gang leader sentenced to consecutive terms of life imprisonment

Thursday at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment. On Nov. … Full Article

Irish Arts Center hosts book giveaway for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for parade fans. It’s a good day to celebrate Ireland’s rich literary tradition, according to members of the Irish Arts Center, who celebrated the holiday by giving away thousands of free books at carious locations around the city. … Full Article

NY State regent cites ties between business and education

Business owners have an important role to play in educating children, from providing jobs to parents to hiring student interns to helping stabilize communities, according to Dr. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber brings food, fun times to State Capitol

Who would have guessed that the best way to show off Brooklyn’s culinary status to Democrats and Republicans in the state Legislature was by presenting chocolate treats shaped like donkeys and elephants? … Full Article

Chamber brings Brooklyn business concerns to Albany

Brooklyn made its presence felt in Albany this week, as the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce led a large contingent up to the state Capitol for a two-day visit to meet with legislators and advocate for economic development in the borough, tax breaks for small businesses, improved transportation … Full Article

Helen Simonson to read from ‘The Summer Before the War’ at BookCourt

Helen Simonson, Brooklyn Heights resident and author of the New York Times bestselling debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” will be reading from her eagerly awaited second novel “The Summer Before the War” at 7 p.m. … Full Article

First tenants are moving into 7 DeKalb Ave. at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

Our favorite buildings in this fine world were all constructed long before we were born. Still, it can be a splendid thing to witness the creation of a new building. … Full Article

Nearly 90,000 applications for affordable apartments at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

If you wonder about how intense the demand for affordable housing really is in Brooklyn, consider this: There were 87,754 applications for the 200 affordable apartments at 7 DeKalb Ave. … Full Article

Hip Williamsburg party hails 'Street Fight For People Space'

When former Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan celebrated the release of her new book “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution” this past Thursday, it made sense that she chose Brooklyn Bowl as the location for the launch party. … Full Article


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