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Judge to Hynes: Too late for retrial in 1989 robbery-murder

Downtown
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has been barred from retrying a man who was wrongly charged and subsequently convicted of a 1989 robbery and murder.  … Full Article
 

Teacher sentenced to 35 years for sexually abusing students

Sunset Park
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes yesterday announced the sentencing of Jeffrey Kaye, 50, a teacher at a test preparatory school in Sunset Park, to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing five students in 2007, 2010 and 2011.   … Full Article
 

OPINION: Vision for Brooklyn does not include Walmart

Crown Heights
According to many, Brooklyn is in the midst of a Renaissance. There are Brooklyn restaurants in the Michelin guide and Brooklyn apartments in Architectural Digest. You can order a Brooklyn lager in Hong Kong. … Full Article
 

Brooklynites contribute to magical `Turandot’ at Sarasota Opera

Park Slope
After receiving postcards from the Sarasota Opera for many years, we finally got to this Florida oasis on Friday, March 15, when we saw “Turandot.”  … Full Article
 

Alexandra Bowie elected BHA president

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Heights Association has elected Alexandra Bowie, seen here, as its new president, succeeding Jane McGroarty., … Full Article
 

Lights on again at famed clock tower

Fort Greene
After undergoing extensive repairs, the iconic clock at the top of the landmark Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Fort Greene was lit again on Tuesday night for the first time since 2008,  reclaiming its place in the nighttime skyline over Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

‘Women in transit:’ Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association brings back Miss Subways

Downtown
In the New York Transit Museum, nestled underground on the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, headed by Appellate Division Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix, held its Women’s Month Celebra … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn writer publicly apologizes for lifetime of misdoings

Cobble Hill
What are you sorry for? Do you ever wish you could apologize to an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you mistreated, or to your parents whom you undoubtedly offended so many years ago?  Brooklyn writer Dave Bry certainly has…and after reflecting on years of regret, he’s decided to do just that. … Full Article
 

Crown Heights' Haiti Cultural Exchange hosts conversation with Marc Baptiste

Crown Heights
Haitian-born Brooklynite Marc Baptiste has an eye for beauty. A favorite amongst Hollywood and music stars, Baptiste has photographed some of today’s most popular icons, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, among others. … Full Article
 

Elephants dance through DUMBO on the way to Barclays Center

DUMBO
DUMBO never had much experience with elephants (leaving aside the Walt Disney elephant character called "Dumbo") until now. … Full Article
 

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