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East Flatbush man pleads not guilty to road-rage murder

An East Flatbush man pleaded not guilty to murder and weapon-possession charges at Brooklyn Supreme Court Monday after a Brooklyn road rage spat turned deadly. Troy Williams, 39, is accused of fatally shooting Tayron Gittens in the head.  … Full Article
 

Alleged gang member uses stolen credit card info to buy dolls, gets 8 years

An alleged Brownsville gang member who used stolen credit card information to buy American Girl dolls and concert tickets was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday on five separate indictments. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Federal Court Judge shows leniency in sentencing sex offender

U.S. District Court Judge Jack Weinstein was in a sympathetic mood when he sentenced a pimp to five years in prison Wednesday, deviating from a guideline sentence of up to three decades for trafficking minors in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Who's building houses in Gravesend these days?

Question: Who's building big houses in Gravesend these days?

Answer: Some important figures in New York City real estate and commerce.  … Full Article
 

Architectural eye candy, old and new, in Gravesend

Old and new together. The visual contrasts are fascinating. In a single neighborhood, you can see one of Brooklyn's oldest buildings, a street grid from the 1640s — and new mansions in a Syrian Jewish enclave. … Full Article
 
 

Grocery cashier pleads guilty to food stamp fraud in multi-million dollar scheme

A 46-year-old man who worked at his brother’s bodega in East New York pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing millions of dollars in a food-stamp scheme while he worked as a cashier. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man allegedly kills person over parking spot, claims self-defense

Everyone knows it’s hard to find a parking spot in Brooklyn, but things don’t usually get this bad. … Full Article
 

Social service agency expands outreach into Brownsville

A nonprofit organization that provides social services to low-income families is moving into Brownsville in a big way, officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

Queens man gets 20 years for pizzeria stabbing, victim’s family forgives

A 23-year-old man, who was sentenced to two decades in prison on Monday, was forgiven in court by family members of the 18-year-old he stabbed to death. … Full Article
 

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