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Bushwhacked! Brooklyn DA bags 41 gangbangers from hipsterfying Bushwick

Bushwick
The Brooklyn district attorney's office says 41 members of a violent gang have been indicted. A video shows one of the gang members brazenly walking down a street with a shotgun in his hand. … Full Article
 

Ebbets Field flagpole commemorated at Barclays Center ceremony

Atlantic Yards
In celebration of the triumphant return of major professional sports to Brooklyn,  Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony today to commemorate the new home of an Ebbets Field flagpole that stands outside of Barclays Center.    … Full Article
 

De Blasio stands by his wife who once proclaimed, 'I am a lesbian'

Park Slope
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is standing by his wife Chirlane McCray as they speak out in TV interviews about the article McCray penned for Essence magazine in the 1970s entitled, “I Am a Lesbian.”  … Full Article
 

Fulton Mall's City Point project facing union opposition

Downtown
The City Point project in Downtown Brooklyn is facing opposition from labor unions and officials who charge that the developers are hiring non-union contractors who pay their workers unfair wages and benefits,  … Full Article
 

Bleach thrown in face of Williamsburg rabbi who protected children from sexual abuse

Williamsburg
A Hasidic rabbi who has campaigned against the sexual abuse of children in his community was attacked in Williamsburg on Tuesday afternoon, reportedly by a man who threw bleach in his face. … Full Article
 

Cellphone incident at abuse trial turns spotlight on electronic devices in Brooklyn courts

Downtown
Cell phones, iPads and other similar electronic instruments have become commonplace in today’s society. They provide us with an ease and speed of communication and sharing never experienced before. … Full Article
 

HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

Downtown
British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics traffickers in Mexico, U.S. authorities announced Tuesday. … Full Article
 

UFO over Brooklyn! Sighting over Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights
With the Mayan end-of-the-world prediction just 10 days away, there are Brooklynites that claimed a UFO was seen flying over Brooklyn on Dec. 3, according to a Gothamist report. … Full Article
 

Looks like a fare hike is around the bend

Downtown
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board may soon consider a proposal that would increase base fares on subways and buses by a quarter, to $2.50, and raise the cost of a 30-day pass by $8, to $112, the  … Full Article
 

Jury convicts Williamsburg rabbi of sexually abusing young girl

Williamsburg
A respected religious counselor in New York's ultra-orthodox Jewish community was convicted Monday of repeatedly sexually abusing a young girl who had come to him with questions about her faith. … Full Article
 

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