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Building superintendent charged with stealing over $18,000 from 8 apartment-seekers

A Cypress Hills man was charged with grand larceny and scheme to defraud Wednesday after he allegedly stole more than $18,000 from eight people by posing as a building management employee. … Full Article
 

Marine Park author, 58, pens first novel

When Marine Park-native Debbie Burke first pitched her upcoming novel “Glissando: A Story of Love, Lust and Jazz” to a spreadsheet’s worth of publishers and literary agents, she was stunned to receive a positive response from one of them the very next day.  … Full Article
 

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff granted settlement for slip and fall at Starrett City

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as attorney Tanya Branch (standing), of the law firm Brody & Branch, conducts a cross-examination of the plaintiff in the premises liability trial Sylvia Charles v. Starrett City. … Full Article
 

Judge extends temporary restraining order halting demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Don't touch that historic church. At a hearing Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Justice Ellen Spodek extended a temporary restraining order that halts the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville.  … Full Article
 

Beloved Brownsville basketball legend busted for leading heroin ring

A 65-year-old former NCAA and “beloved” American Basketball Association (ABA) Brownsville basketball player allegedly ran a major heroin distribution ring that came crashing down on Wednesday after a nearly eight-month-long investigation, officials said. … Full Article
 

East New York man sentenced to 25 years to life for strangling ex-girlfriend

An East New York man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for strangling his ex-girlfriend after a fight over child support. … Full Article
 

Our Lady of Loreto, shrouded and scaffolded but still standing

They've hung a funeral shroud on Our Lady of Loreto, but she's not dead yet.

Catholic officials have obtained demolition permits for the historic century-old church at 126 Sackman St. in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville. … Full Article
 

Judge calls a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Hands off that historic church building! A judge has called a temporary halt to the planned demolition of a century-old Ocean Hill-Brownsville church, Our Lady of Loreto. … Full Article
 

'Futurama' and fine Dutch farmhouses in Flatlands

Flatlands is full of surprises. What other Brooklyn neighborhood's got Dutch farmhouses from the 1700s, an area called Futurama — and houseboats in a marina behind a shopping mall? … Full Article
 

Meet the Belle of Avenue I in Flatlands

Old houses need love and care. If they're lucky, they wind up with owners who are willing to give them these things. Artists need work spaces with lots of natural light. If they're lucky, they wind up with houses that are able to give them these things.  … Full Article
 

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