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State: No slave or soldier remains found at Gowanus lot

Abandoned lots in Brooklyn are filled with many unique things, namely graffiti, rats and drug paraphernalia. One vacant property in Gowanus, however, was thought to contain something a bit more noteworthy: the remains of 19th-century slaves and Revolutionary War soldiers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School's CUBE program offers students new ways into the legal field

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) has become one of the preeminent law schools in the country in sending students into alternative legal career paths. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg man gets max prison sentence in hit-and-run death of cyclist

A Williamsburg man was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison Wednesday and ordered a lifetime revocation of his driver’s license after he fatally struck a cyclist and fled. … Full Article
 

NYC charter schools send 14 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico

Students and teachers from 27 of New York’s charter schools, including one in Bedford-Stuyvesant, came to the aid of hurricane-ravaged victims in Puerto Rico by collecting 14 tons of emergency supplies to be sent to the island, according to New York City Charter School Center. … Full Article
 

First in Brooklyn, Williamsburg hotel called Pod BK

“I think pod hotels are the future — at least for my generation," said a young staff member of this newspaper. "The one I used overseas was neat, clean as a whistle and secure."  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse case goes to Appellate Court on Friday

The enormous Pierhouse residential/ hotel complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park is pretty much complete, but that isn’t stopping a lawsuit seeking to trim its height from being heard in Appellate Court. The lawsuit will be argued on Friday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m. … Full Article
 

Video: Internationally renowned squash tournament kicks off tonight at The Heights Casino

The world’s best female professional squash players will be gathering in Brooklyn Heights this week to compete in The Heights Casino’s annual Weymuller Open. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission okays renovation of shuttered Paul Robeson Theatre

The Landmarks Preservation Commission gave a thumbs-up to renovation plans for the building that housed the now-closed Paul Robeson Theatre — whose next tenant might be a community theatre. … Full Article
 

Attorney objects to bloody photos shown at triple homicide trial

Prosecutors showed jurors bloody evidence photos of dead bodies covered with sheets during a triple homicide trial on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Former NYPD informant threatened, afraid to testify in triple homicide trial

A former confidential informant for NYPD was scared to testify Monday in a Brooklyn triple homicide trial after the defendant and his family allegedly threatened him. … Full Article
 

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