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Joe Lentol, age 75, is high on legalizing marijuana

Since before most of you were born, Joe Lentol has roamed the hallways of the State Capitol, representing the good people of Greenpoint since (hold onto your ballot) 1973. … Full Article
 

Woman struck by train in Downtown Brooklyn

A woman was run over by a train when she fell onto the Brooklyn subway tracks on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The woman fell onto the tracks as a Manhattan-bound C train came barreling into the High Street — Brooklyn Bridge station in Downtown Brooklyn around 2 p.m. … Full Article
 

Fulton Street businesses fight own BID over city’s bus-only lanes

Dozens of business along Fulton Street in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are fighting their own business improvement district over a city plan to take away parking spaces and add bus-only lanes in front of their stores. … Full Article
 

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to speak at St. Francis College May 8

Scribner is thrilled to announce the paperback publication forSing, Unburied, Sing,” (May 8), the historic National Book Award winner that took the literary world by storm when it was published last fall. … Full Article
 

Arab-American group supports new high school at 80 Flatbush

Many neighborhood groups and elected officials oppose the proposed 80 Flatbush skyscraper in Boerum Hill, but an Arab-American group offered its strong approval in the form of 600 petition signatures delivered Thursday to Borough President Eric Adams. … Full Article
 

Offshore wind farm could bring fabrication hub, hundreds of jobs to Brooklyn

The nation’s leading wind-power developer plans to establish a major assembly hub in Brooklyn that would support construction of the largest offshore wind farm in the United States, proposed for 30 miles east of Montauk. … Full Article
 

Gold St. could be renamed for Civil Rights activist Ida Wells

Councilmember Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights-Downtown) has introduced an application to rename Gold Street in Downtown Brooklyn after civil rights activist and journalist Ida B. … Full Article
 

Bedford-Atlantic Armory one of most dangerous shelters in NYC

The Bedford-Atlantic Armory shelter in Crown Heights is most dangerous homeless shelter in Brooklyn and one of the three most dangerous in New York, according to a report  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Public Library gala honors Janet Yellen in Williamsburg bash

As the Brooklyn Public Library’s 21st annual Spring Gala got underway, there was a sense of excitement that transcended years past.  … Full Article
 

Prospect Park to add two new pedestrian entrances along Flatbush Avenue strip

Prospect Park’s Flatbush Avenue dead zone is about to be jolted back to life. Officials on Wednesday will reveal two new pedestrian entrances along the park’s eastern perimeter, currently a half-mile-long stretch without an access point. … Full Article
 

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