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St. Francis College to host screening and discussion on ‘Rikers: An American Jail’

Thousands of people are now held behind bars at Rikers Island, a jail with a history of violence and abuse, but most of them have not been to trial yet. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to shut it down. … Full Article
 

Everybody Lies: Brooklynite’s new book confirms old suspicion

In a world where endless information is available at the touch of a screen, much of what we think we know about people is dead wrong.  The reason is simple — we all lie, not only to each other but to doctors, surveys and most importantly, ourselves. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights carriage house will get a fix-up

Say sayonara to this skylight.

The new owners of a Brooklyn Heights Historic District carriage house plan to tear down a distinctive skylight that has topped their home at 276 Hicks St. for many decades. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission okays installation of modern signage at Brooklyn's landmarked Carnegie libraries

Should modern digital-display signs be allowed to stand outside Brooklyn's landmarked libraries?

This is not a theoretical question. … Full Article
 

Only in Brooklyn: 5th Annual Hot Sauce Expo Lands in Greenpoint

As the great Donna Summer once said, "I need some hot stuff, baby, tonight.” … Full Article
 

Democratic clubs flowering in Trump era, Carroll says

Republican President Donald Trump is giving a big boost to the rival Democratic Party by fostering an almost unprecedented rise in grass-roots political activism, according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll, who implored the president’s opponents to keep it up. … Full Article
 

Jehovah's Witnesses start closing their Brooklyn Heights tunnels

The Watchtower, which has sold off many of its Brooklyn Heights properties, is starting to shut down the tunnels that connect them.
Last week, the Jehovah's Witnesses deactivated one of the tunnels that connect their big Brooklyn Heights residential buildings by fillin … Full Article
 

Lentol reveals how he got ‘Raise the Age’ passed

State Assemblymember Joe Lentol was walking out of the state Capitol in Albany one day when a woman came up to him and gave him a big hug. “Thank you for saving my son’s life,” she told him. The brief encounter made him cry. … Full Article
 

Developer releases big plans for Domino Park in Williamsburg

How sweet it is! Real estate development firm Two Trees Management announced on Wednesday that Domino Park would open next summer in front of the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery. … Full Article
 

Bogus No Parking signs at LICH site tick off Cobble Hill residents

Cobble Hill residents have finally had their suspicions confirmed: poorly displayed “no parking” and “no standing signs” that appeared on Henry Street between Amity and Pacific streets in January were illegal, put up by a contractor for Fortis Property Group, which is developing the former  … Full Article
 

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