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Brooklyn gang leader convicted of plotting murder and running violent drug ring

A Brooklyn gang leader was convicted of murder-for-hire conspiracy and drug-dealing charges at Brooklyn’s federal court on Wednesday after he plotted the murder of a suspected federal informant and ran a drug ring throughout New York. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn prosecutors wrap up trial of accused gang member who plotted murder

Closing arguments began at Brooklyn’s federal court on Tuesday in the trial of an alleged Brooklyn gang member and drug dealer accused of planning the murder of a suspected federal informant. … Full Article
 

City says fewer suspects from Brooklyn housed in jails

A recent announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio about the decrease in the inmate population in city jails also had notable information pertaining to Brooklyn’s contribution to the downward trend, according to officials who crunched the numbers and found some interesting results. … Full Article
 

De Blasio promotes affordable housing plan at Cypress Hills senior residences

New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. … Full Article
 

City brings new litter baskets to East New York

There’s a lot of trash talk going on these days in East New York. But that’s a good thing, city officials said.  … Full Article
 

Re-visiting Marine Park with Mark Chiusano

Marine Park is one of those south Brooklyn neighborhoods that often gets overlooked. In his debut collection “Marine Park,” Mark Chiusano immortalized the spirit and the cast of characters that inhabit Brooklyn’s special southeastern marshland. … Full Article
 

The next Prospect Park? Massive 407-acre state park coming to Jamaica Bay in East New York

Shunned as the bowels of Brooklyn, Jamaica Bay has long been chastised as polluted marshland, a toxic waterway below the shadows of planes sloping steeply toward Kennedy Airport. … Full Article
 

East New York dog rescued from garbage now walking, discharged from animal hospital

It’s a blessing in disguise. Saint Vincent, the dog who was rescued from a trash bag in East New York on Dec. 19, is recovering well and was discharged from the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG) on Friday afternoon. … Full Article
 

$5,000 reward offered for would-be dog killer in East New York

A nonprofit animal rights organization is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a person who left a dog to die in East New York on Dec. 19. … Full Article
 

New Lots Library now an IDNYC enrollment center

Brooklyn residents looking to apply for identification cards in the city’s IDNYC program now have a new place where they can get it done. The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced that an IDNYC enrollment center has opened in the New Lots branch in East New York.  … Full Article
 

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