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Empty ‘New Lots’ to become arts & business incubators

Empty lots in East New York will be repurposed later this year to provide affordable spaces for burgeoning artists and entrepreneurs, and those interested in participating still have time to apply. … Full Article
 

75th precinct to wear body cameras by November as tensions rise in community

Tension was high during a recent 75th Precinct Community Council meeting in East New York, where distrust between police and the community has simmered for years, but is now coming to a boil since the July death of Eric Garner in Staten Island. … Full Article
 

Colton wants crackdown on dog owners who don’t clean up

One local lawmaker is calling on the New York City Department of Transportation to resume its policy of putting up street signs to remind pet owners to clean up their pooches’ poop. … Full Article
 

The future of the Affordable Care Act to be explored at SUNY Downstate October 6

The John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will present a free lecture on the future of the Affordable Care Act, Monday, October 6 at 4 p.m. … Full Article
 

Gravesend corner named in memory of FDNY hero

A Gravesend street corner now bears the name of a firefighter who worked on the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and who later contracted cancer. … Full Article
 

New book pays homage to charter school movement’s Brooklyn roots

"A Light Shines in Harlem” (Lawrence Hill Books), by award-winning journalist Mary C. Bounds, explores the charter school movement and its formative years in New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s. … Full Article
 

Treyger wants DOT to notify drivers of muni-meter security breaches

Using your credit card to pay for parking at a muni-meter shouldn’t subject you to the evils of identity thieves, Councilmember Mark Treyger said. … Full Article
 

Rumors of ‘adult establishment’ prevent Gravesend bar from opening near three schools

Despite a hasty retreat in response to community opposition, tempers are still aflame and residents remain concerned over the potential opening of a new bar rumored to be a front for an “adult business” at a busy Gravesend intersection less than a block from multiple schools and a neighborh … Full Article
 

Brooklyn girls learn how to code, create apps

Anah Lewi, a 16-year-old from East Flatbush, is part of a team developing an app that any woman will be sure to love. … Full Article
 

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.  … Full Article
 

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