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What are houses selling for in Marine Park?

Of course you want to know what the houses cost in Marine Park. Here's a sampling of prices in the waterfront southeast Brooklyn neighborhood: … Full Article
 

The Marine Park nature preserve is calling your name

Hear that whisper in the wind? It's the rustle of prairie grasses calling your name. Right here in B'KLYN. … Full Article
 

Hendrick I. Lott House is a Marine Park treasure

Once upon a time, before the Revolutionary War, there was a farm here in the neighborhood now known as Marine Park. The farmhouse from the 1720s lives on. A section of it was incorporated into a house built by Hendrick I. Lott in 1800. … Full Article
 

Escape the hipsters, head for Marine Park

Escape the hipsters. Head for Marine Park. The neighborhood and the vast city park that shares its name are great antidotes when the summertime scene in Brooklyn's hipster neighborhoods starts to seem annoying. … Full Article
 

Leaders of Brownsville-based gang convicted of racketeering, murder

This past Thursday, following approximately eight weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned guilty verdicts against Paul Rivera and Michael Garrett on charges of racketeering, murder, sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and witness tampering. … Full Article
 

Asian-American community applauds mayor on Lunar New Year school closing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to have New York’s public schools observe the Lunar New Year holiday is a sign of the growing political clout of the city’s Asian-American community, according to political observers, who noted that the mayor’s decision came after intense pressure from advoca … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols join fight for Lunar New Year school holiday

With the growth of the Asian-American population in New York City over the past several years, the school system has seen a sharp rise in the number of Asian-American students, according to Southwest Brooklyn elected officials and political leaders, who said Asians now account for 15 percent of t … Full Article
 

City names Gravesend corner in memory of teen program founder

A Gravesend woman who founded a program for teenagers at her local church and served as a mentor to hundreds of neighborhood young people over the years was posthumously honored by New York City which officially dedicated a new street sign in her name. … Full Article
 

A prehistoric resident survives in Brooklyn

Early each summer, the sands of Plumb Beach, in South Brooklyn, become scattered with lovers. At high tide, you can find them clutching one another in passionate embrace where the gentle waves of Jamaica Bay lap the sand. … Full Article
 

Learning Leaders group promotes parental involvement

The key to a successful student is to have a parent who is fully involved in the child’s education according to Learning Leaders, a non-profit organization that seeks to get moms and dads engaged in what goes on in the classroom. … Full Article
 

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