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Escape from Hipsterville on the L train to Canarsie: Part One

Everybody needs a break from Hipsterville once in a while. So Hipsters, take heed: When Billyburg gets to be a bit much, the L train offers an excellent escape — and we don't mean a ride to the East Village.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man gets 22 years in prison for rape of teenage Gravesend girl

A 42-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced on Tuesday to a prison term of 22 years to years to life for the 2013 rape of a young teenage girl in an apartment building basement.
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Free tennis lessons, yoga classes offered to seniors in parks

Senior citizens will be able to enjoy free tennis lessons, take part in yoga classes, or go on walks to improve their fitness – all in the great outdoors – this spring, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which is offering a series of exercise programs. … Full Article
 

Canarsie shocked by overtime loss to Evander Childs

This was supposed to be a big year for the Canarsie Lady Chiefs, but their undefeated 16-0 season ended abruptly when they lost to Evander Childs Campus 59-54 in overtime during the Public School Athletic League quarterfinals in Canarsie on Wednesday. … Full Article
 
Finding Brian: Missing Person From Brooklyn

UPDATE: Missing autistic Brooklyn man found dead

UPDATE: Brian Gerwitz was sadly found by police. His body was found near the Marine Park golf course late last week. According to media reports, the police said there were no signs of trauma. Brian was missing for nearly two months after he left his home. … Full Article
 

NYC Councilmember Eugene presents $2.8 M to Kings County Hospital for new PET/CT scanners

NYC Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-40) on Friday presented a check for $2.8 million to Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, to be used to purchase new high-tech PET/CT and CT scanners. … Full Article
 

Colton drops out of congress race

Assemblymember Bill Colton, who announced with great fanfare last month that he was giving strong consideration to running for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, quietly withdrew from the race over the weekend. … Full Article
 

NYC Comptroller Stringer holds Town Hall at Starrett City

On Wednesday, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer held a Town Hall meeting with the Starrett City Tenants Association meeting at the Brooklyn Sports Club, in Spring Creek. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man convicted of murder for shooting 15-year-old in Flatlands schoolyard

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 20-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2011 shooting of a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy in the schoolyard of P.S. … Full Article
 

Need help with taxes? Pols ready to assist

Local lawmakers aren’t going to quit their positions to go work for the Internal Revenue Service anytime soon, but two elected officials in southwest Brooklyn said they stand ready to assist constituents with questions and concerns this tax season. … Full Article
 

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