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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Tuesday at Book Court: A secret history of coffee, coca & cola

Brooklyn-based writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortés will appear at Book Court next week to celebrate the release of his new illustrated book A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola.  You may remember Cortés’s d … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: ‘Is That a Word?’ Find out next Thursday at powerHouse: David Bukszpan on the language of ‘Scrabblish’

Whether you play Words with Friends on your smart phone or you stick to the traditional Scrabble board game, head to Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena next Thursday, December 13, at 7pm, for a chance to brush up on your skills … Full Article

Many Sandy-battered Brooklyn parks will remain closed ‘for months’

Many parks and beaches in Brooklyn remain closed because of damage from Superstorm Sandy, according to the city's Parks Department.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Wednesday, Dec. 12 at powerHouse: the history behind Nostradamus

This Wednesday, December 12, powerHouse Arena will be hosting author and historian Stéphane Gerson for a reading and signing of his latest book, Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Pr … Full Article


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