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Cumbo wins support from LGBTQ council colleagues

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, running for her second term representing the 35th Council District (Fort Greene-Clinton Hill), has gotten a big pat on the back from her co-workers. … Full Article
 

DeKalb Market Hall draws foodie hoards to Downtown Brooklyn

What started as a trickle just off of Albee Square in the Fulton Street Mall quickly turned into a roar as the long-awaited opening of the DeKalb Market Hall drew foodies from all over the borough, Manhattan and even Long Island.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests modeled on the program that the larger New York archdiocese started last year. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s largest tech company Etsy lays off 15 percent of staff

Brooklyn’s biggest tech company Etsy announced a second round of layoffs on Wednesday, cutting 140 positions, or 15 percent of its staff.  The DUMBO-based business, which was founded in 2005, dismissed an additional 80 people in May to reduce costs.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Book Fair to host literary celebration at P.S. 24

Children will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and take part in fun-filled activities like yoga and origami making at a special all-day event in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

Will the Gowanus Canal become the Venice of Brooklyn?

The Gowanus Canal is notorious for its toxic waters, pungent fumes and glistening coal tar, but it soon may be known for a state-of-the-art park coming to its shores. … Full Article
 

Judge raises bail for hate crime suspect who assaulted a prison guard

A Brooklyn judge raised bail on a prisoner after he beat a prison guard while awaiting trial on hate-crime charges in a Sunset Park stabbing. … Full Article
 

Pratt Sculpture Park is a Clinton Hill treasure

Here's looking at you, kid. At one end of the lawn, a massive head gazes serenely at visitors. It's a sculpture called “Brickhead: Yemanja.”   At another end of the lawn, an equally massive work called “Leucantha” gives folks the eye.   … Full Article
 

Joseph Steele's 1840s frame house and other Clinton Hill eye candy

I'm Still Standing, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, as Elton John would say. There's a fine frame house built around 1845 — which can be found right at a busy intersection in Clinton Hill. … Full Article
 

A buyer with a Beverly Hills accountant is new owner of 580 Washington Ave. in Clinton Hill

Welcome to the neighborhood, whoever you are. A trust set up by a Beverly Hills accountant paid $3.125 million for a Clinton Hill brownstone, 580 Washington Ave., city Finance Department records indicate. … Full Article
 

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