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Levin pushes for moratorium on charter schools

Williamsburg
Charging that the city is facing skyrocketing costs for charter schools, Councilman Stephen Levin has introduced a resolution in the council calling on the Department of Education to place a moratorium on new charter schools. … Full Article
 

Young Brooklyn Bridge climber talked down by NYPD Tuesday morning

Brooklyn Heights
Detectives from NYPD’s crack Emergency Services Unit talked a despondent young man down from one of the giant cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  … Full Article
 

Clarke pushes for AIDS treatment in developing countries

Crown Heights
Despite the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV-AIDS over the past several years, many patients in impoverished countries around the world are still lacking access to life-saving treatments, according to US Rep. … Full Article
 

Push on to replace stolen statue in changing Bed-Stuy

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Thirteen years ago, a robbery in Bed-Stuy's Saratoga Park was big news.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn also suffered tragic train accidents

Crown Heights
People throughout the United States on Monday were shocked at the news of Sunday’s fatal train derailment on Metro-North’s Hudson line near Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx.  … Full Article
 

Malcolm Gladwell to speak in Park Slope

Park Slope
How do underdogs beat our expectations? How did David overcome Goliath? … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn author addresses cyberbullying in moving debut novel

Park Slope
Bullying is a tragic epidemic that continues to torture children and teens – and in the digital age, which facilitates cyberbullying, the severity and incidence of such episodes is only escalating.     … Full Article
 

Tenant wanted at Triangle Sports building

Fort Greene
What comes next for the Triangle Sports Building, where Hooters got turned down before it was sold to a pair of investors who are both named Benjamin? A year later, it's still too soon to know. … Full Article
 

Color my world: "NY Ink" reality star Chris Torres opening tattoo parlor near Barclays Center

Downtown
Get ready for the coolness quotient to rise on Flatbush Avenue near Barclays Center: Reality show star Chris Torres from “NY Ink” is opening a tattoo parlor. Soon. … Full Article
 

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