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HORRIFIC: Man arrested for allegedly suffocating quadriplegic girlfriend to death

New York City police have arrested a man for allegedly suffocating his quadriplegic girlfriend in their Brooklyn apartment. Police say the couple's 2-year-old son was in the house when police found the body of Melissa Torres in a bathtub on Sunday. … Full Article
 

Mikvah 'Bar Mitzvah' in Brooklyn Heights

Tahitian breezes blew through Brooklyn Heights last Wednesday night: Fresh fish and Polynesian chicken were being served under an authentic grass Tiki hut; palm trees dotted the room, and visions of pristine, blue-and-tan beaches graced the walls. … Full Article
 

Beyonce’s opening act loves performing at Barclays Center

Singer Luke James has had one of the toughest jobs in Brooklyn over the past couple of nights. James, a New Orleans-born singer and songwriter, is the opening act for Beyonce on her “Mrs. … Full Article
 

TONIGHT: ‘5 Borough Blues’ features five NY writers in Brooklyn Bridge Park

In its second year, Books Beneath the Bridge has quickly become known as one of Brooklyn’s most comprehensive literary programs, presenting scenic readings by esteemed authors at the beautiful Bro … Full Article
 

More LICH Arrests in Brooklyn: Congresswoman Velázquez, District Leader Simon and others put in cuffs

In what has become a rite of passage in Brooklyn, more elected representatives and community leaders were arrested on Monday while protesting the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn federal judge denies drug dealer sentence reprieve

A Brooklyn drug dealer must serve his entire 17-year sentence, Eastern District Judge Eric Vitaliano ruled last week.  … Full Article
 

Grove Place, once forgotten alley, comes to life with vibrant murals

Art is blossoming in Downtown Brooklyn’s once forgotten alley, Grove Place. … Full Article
 

Business development center expands to help Sandy victims

Working on the theory that it’s important to help people right in their own backyard, the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at City Tech has opened four new offices in neighborhoods that are still trying to recover the devastation brought by Superstorm Sandy last October. … Full Article
 

BAMcinématek presents "A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement," 40 films from Aug 13—28

From Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Wednesday, Aug. 28, BAMcinématek presents A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement, a 40-film series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. … Full Article
 

Esteemed Brooklyn literary critic releases debut novel

Caleb Crain, an esteemed literary critic who frequently contributes to The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, has now turned t … Full Article
 

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