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Police had no duty to protect Brooklyn teen, judge rules

Downtown
A high school student attacked by a group of kids and shot in the back after police departed the scene was not entitled to any special form of protection by the New York City Police Department or the New York City Department of Education, a Brooklyn judge ruled last week. … Full Article
 

Running On Real Estate for July 31

Brooklyn Heights
From Montague Street to the Promenade, Vinegar Hill to DUMBO, to the Eagle Warehouse, Plymouth Church, and back; this is one scenic Brooklyn tour. We're doing it on foot - we're running, to be exact. … Full Article
 

Pierson says unsafe northern Brooklyn streets need overhaul

Williamsburg
Many of the streets in northern Brooklyn are too dangerous for pedestrians to cross, according to a City Council candidate who said the roadways are failing to “meet the needs of many residents.” Stephen Pierson, who is running against incumbent Stephen Levin (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) in  … Full Article
 

Hikind backs Thompson for district attorney

Downtown
Calling him the “best choice for the Jewish community,” Borough Park Assemblyman Dov Hikind endorsed Ken Thompson for Brooklyn district attorney over the incumbent, Charles Hynes. … Full Article
 

The NEW R train

Sunset Park
Take heart, R train riders. It’s true that you’re losing the Montague Street tunnel starting Aug. 3. But you’re gaining a ferry! … Full Article
 

Missing 81-year-old LICH patient Celso Heredia discovered in Florida

Cobble Hill
An 81-year-old man suffering from dementia, Celso Heredia, who disappeared from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn on July 24, … Full Article
 

De Blasio calls for Brooklyn Hospital Authority with sweeping powers

Cobble Hill
Saying that city and state government are “fiddling” while Brooklyn healthcare is burning, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Monday released a four-pronged plan that calls for the creation of a Brooklyn Health Authority, with sweeping but temporary powers to transform hospitals and provide health … Full Article
 

Jennifer Lopez hosts block party to mark opening of her new store

Downtown
J-Lo came to Brooklyn not to perform in concert, but to sing the praises of her new Verizon Wireless store. … Full Article
 

Email confirmation of oral settlement suffices as signature, says court

Brooklyn Heights
The Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has ruled that a closing salutation in an email suffices as an signature valid enough to enforce an agreement. … Full Article
 

Study finds NYU-Poly incubators have generated $251M in economic activity

DUMBO
Three technology incubators operated by Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have generated $251 million in economic activity since 2009, created more than 900 jobs and contributed $31.4 million in tax revenue, according to  … Full Article
 

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