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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
 

Saturday in the Park: Music, food and fun at Canarsie Family Love Festival

On a beautiful, warm Saturday afternoon, Canarsie Park was filled with families enjoying a day of food, fun and music at the Canarsie Love Festival on Aug. 19. … Full Article
 

Demolition is underway at Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville

Day by day, Our Lady of Loreto is disappearing.

Workers have started demolishing a historic church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville that community activists have been fighting to save. … Full Article
 

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