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Hearing on DUMBO’s Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse set for Thursday

It’s the public’s turn to review and comment on the environmental impact of the proposed redevelopment of the historic Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO. … Full Article
 

84th Precinct focused on traffic safety

A recent report revealed that Brooklyn is the most dangerous of all the boroughs when it comes to pedestrian and bicycling accidents, accounting for nearly a third of such accidents in the entire city.  … Full Article
 

Woman charged in Brooklyn Federal Court with raising thousands of pot plants

A woman from Scarsdale, N.Y., has been accused of growing large quantities of marijuana plants out of a facility in Maspeth, Queens.  … Full Article
 

Does city have quota for business fines? Public advocate announces probe

Outraged by an explosive report in the New York Daily News alleging that the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs has a quota system of fines against small businesses in Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced that he is launching an investigation in … Full Article
 

The Roots drummer, ‘Questlove’ to launch memoir in DUMBO

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots, will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on June 20 to discuss his new memoir “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.” New Yorker editor Ben  … Full Article
 

Tech Triangle seeks to be top US Tech hub

More office space for high-tech companies to grow, re-use of older buildings like the Empire Stores, green connections between different parts of the “Brooklyn Tech Triangle" – these are all parts of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition’s plan to overtake Silicon Valley as the largest tech  … Full Article
 

Rally at LICH against plan to bring for-profit hospitals to Brooklyn

A controversial budget proposal designed to bring an experimental for-profit hospital to Brooklyn was killed in March, but now  … Full Article
 

Community Board Six rejects DOT plan to redesign 4th Avenue

Citing concerns over the impact proposed changes would have on their neighborhood, members of Community Board Six rejected a Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to redesign Fourth Avenue in Park Slope. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s college kids are pulling all-nighters with Adderall, Schumer says

Thousands of college students in Brooklyn got through their final exams last month by cramming all night and using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin to stay awake, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who is raising the alarm over the misuse of the drugs. … Full Article
 

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