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NY parks, weeks after Brownsville rape claim, set to get security funds

The city's parks are poised to receive additional money for security less than two weeks after a young woman reported being gang-raped by teenage boys in a playground in Brownsville. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn gang member convicted of killing 13-year-old boy in Brownsville shooting

 Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday that a 21-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal shooting in Brownsville that killed a 13-year-old boy in 2012. … Full Article
 

Architectural eye candy in East New York

Some historic properties in the area are just a mess. Some are just terrific. … Full Article
 

Preservation advocates call for landmarking in East New York's rezoning area

Preservation advocate Zulmilena Then wants New Yorkers to know something important about East New York. … Full Article
 

Senior housing under construction in Cypress Hills

While the city debates the merits of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial affordable housing plan, construction recently got under way for a five-story, 53-unit senior citizen housing complex in Cypress Hills. … Full Article
 

Persaud opens senate district office

Roxanne Persaud, who won election to the New York State Senate in the 19th District on Nov. 3, has opened a district office at 1222 E 96th St. The office phone number is 718-649-7653. … Full Article
 

City pumping $3.4 million into renovating Scarangella Park

One of the Bensonhurst-Gravesend area’s largest playgrounds will be getting a whole new look thanks to $3.4 million in funding that will go toward a major renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Williams pushes for a new New Deal in NYC

The key to solving the problem of gun violence on New York City streets is to stop looking at it strictly as a law enforcement issue and to start taking a holistic approach to the situation, according to Councilmember Jumaane Williams. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man convicted of double murder in East New York

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Friday that a 60-year-old man has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2013 shooting death of two men outside a home in East New York.
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After renovation and enlargement, this Mill Basin house sells for an additional $1 million

There's eye candy on Mill Basin's inland streets. When we visited the neighborhood recently, we noticed an abundance of charming houses that aren't located right on the shoreline.  … Full Article
 

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