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SICKENING: Man charged with running over Williamsburg family says 'accidents happen’

Julio Acevedo told ABC that “accidents happen,” as he described his role in a vehicular manslaughter case. Acevedo, 44, has been charged with manslaughter in the second degree for allegedly striking a car and killing a pregnant couple and their son early March 2013.  … Full Article

LICH Wins! SUNY withdraws closure plan

Several months of protests, letter-writing campaigns, meetings with state officials and court action finally saw some results on Friday when SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the “parent company” of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH), said it would withdraw its plan, which it ha … Full Article

Down the Up Escalator

The generation that went to Woodstock, fought with police against the Vietnam War, and later, enjoyed a "me" decade – the "Baby Boomer" generation – has taken part in transforming our economy into a system that many regard as genuinely hostile to "the people." … Full Article

SUNY BLINKS, CANCELS KILL LICH ORDER. Here's the full text of statement by SUNY Downstate

SUNY Downstate Medical center has just issued this statement: … Full Article

Brooklynite to publish comedic essays on ‘(Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood’

The twenties are  all about striking out on your own, but navigating the choppy waters of adulthood to become “a living, breathing, job-having, bill-paying, responsible adult?” Not as easy as it looks. … Full Article

Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi to defend world boxing title in June at Barclays

Since the beginning of their professional careers, Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi and Adrien "The Problem" Broner, two of the biggest talkers in all of boxing, have never been afraid to speak up.
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From classmates to co-curators: Pratt duo opens Bed-Stuy gallery

What began as a school project soon turned into The Bishop – a new gallery and project space in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, opened just last month by co-directors Jackie Cantwell and Molly Myer. … Full Article

INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Joggers escape runaway van by fraction of a second

A wild video showing a careening van barely missing two joggers by a fraction of a second before crashing into a Park Slope deli has been posted by CB … Full Article

City Council bill urges survival for Brooklyn’s LICH

The full New York City Council voted Thursday afternoon in favor of a resolution to save Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from shuttering. … Full Article

Upstairs, Downstairs: Everyone pleased on unique Montague Street

The historic Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is a very unusual street. On one end stands the huge civic center of Borough Hall, on the other is the promenade, while the four blocks in between are comprised of restaurants and retail stores that feature beautiful architecture. … Full Article


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