Alabama beauty finds fame in Park Slope — as Miss America 2013

LAS VEGAS — A woman who grew up in Alabama and moved to Brooklyn is the new Miss America, winning the title after tap dancing to a James Brown tune, deftly dealing with a question about guns, and raising the issue of child sexual abuse in her contestant platform. … Full Article

She's ideal! Park Slope beauty (an Alabama native) KOs southern belles, wins Miss America crown

UPDATED 1 AM— LAS VEGAS — A 23-year-old blonde from Brooklyn's Park Slope won the Miss America crown Saturday night after responding to a question about armed guards in schools, saying she opposed fighting violence with violence. … Full Article

26-year-old computer whiz, creator of RSS and founder of Reddit, kills himself in Crown Heights apartment

Computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped develop RSS and co-founded Reddit, hanged himself in his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, apartment, his family in Chicago confirmed in a statement Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn attorney DiGiovanna launched Atlantic City seminar tradition

Barrister Larry DiGiovanna is known and respected for many achievements and has served as president of esteemed organizations such as the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association. … Full Article

Brooklyn councilwomen support oversight of rape cases

In light of revelations of the mishandling of rape cases in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the City Council on Friday announced it will convene an emergency oversight hearing in the coming weeks.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan closed all weekend

If you're driving to Manhattan this weekend (January 12 and 13), don’t even think about taking the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Helping nonviolent defendants who have mental illnesses

With the recent events in the news can you describe what your office is doing to address the needs of individual defendants who have mental health concerns in Brooklyn? … Full Article

NYPD seek 3 suspects in electronics store robberies

New York City police are looking for three people in connection with a series of robberies at electronics stores in Brooklyn and Queens. … Full Article

Park Slope scout troop welcomes boys, girls, gays

Todd Schweikert loved being a Boy Scout as a child growing up in Iowa, but as a Brooklyn dad he's been “turned off” by the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policies. … Full Article

$50M donor puts brakes on Brooklyn Bridge Park velodrome

After more than a half year of controversy, a plan to bring an indoor velodrome, or bicycle racing and sports complex, to Brooklyn Bridge Park has crumbled, the New York Times reports. … Full Article


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