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State provides $3 million for improvements at Marlboro Houses

Tenants at the Marlboro Houses will be getting new stoves and refrigerators under a $3 million package of state funding obtained by two lawmakers whose districts intersect at the Gravesend apartment complex. … Full Article
 

Woman recants; Brooklyn DA to drop charges in Brownsville park rape case

A district attorney said Wednesday that a young woman who accused five teenage boys of chasing away her father and gang-raping her in a playground in Brownsville has recanted her story and he's dropping criminal charges against them. … Full Article
 

Looking for a job? Hamilton sponsors career fair

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton is teaming up with the Salvation Army and the Brownsville Partnership to sponsor a fair for residents looking for jobs or seeking a change in careers. … Full Article
 

How the Backstreet Boys helped student get into law school

Priscilla Consolo sure knows how to stand out in a crowd. … Full Article
 

East NY students take the stage with anti-drug message

“The play’s the thing,” as William Shakespeare wrote in “Hamlet,” and students in an East New York school used the stage to get across their anti-drug message to the community. … Full Article
 

NY parks, weeks after Brownsville rape claim, set to get security funds

The city's parks are poised to receive additional money for security less than two weeks after a young woman reported being gang-raped by teenage boys in a playground in Brownsville. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn gang member convicted of killing 13-year-old boy in Brownsville shooting

 Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday that a 21-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal shooting in Brownsville that killed a 13-year-old boy in 2012. … Full Article
 

Architectural eye candy in East New York

Some historic properties in the area are just a mess. Some are just terrific. … Full Article
 

Preservation advocates call for landmarking in East New York's rezoning area

Preservation advocate Zulmilena Then wants New Yorkers to know something important about East New York. … Full Article
 

Senior housing under construction in Cypress Hills

While the city debates the merits of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial affordable housing plan, construction recently got under way for a five-story, 53-unit senior citizen housing complex in Cypress Hills. … Full Article
 

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