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LOPEZ GONE: Quits effective Monday 9 am

Bushwick
ALBANY — The Bushwick assemblyman accused of asking young female staffers to massage him, touch his cancerous tumors and join him in hotel rooms said Saturday he will resign rather than possibly be expelled from the Legislature amid sexual harassment allegations. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn, ‘Turkish Capitol of America,’ celebrates Ottoman culture

Downtown
The crescent and star of a giant, red Turkish flag bedecked Brooklyn Borough Hall and party-goers sat on the steps to applaud the dramatic pageantry of the Turkish Armed Forces Harmony Band and other performances at Brooklyn’s annual Turkish Cultural Celebration on Thursday, May 16. … Full Article
 

Park Slope’s Community Bookstore to open Windsor Terrace shop

Park Slope
Founded in 1971, Park Slope’s beloved Community Bookstore is one of Brooklyn’s oldest independent bookstores. … Full Article
 
 

St. Francis College to host New York Eurasian Film Festival

Downtown
The second New York Eurasian Film Festival – the largest showcase in the U.S. of feature, short, documentary, and animation films from the Eurasian continent – will be held at St. Francis College (Founders Hall) in Brooklyn Heights from Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24. … Full Article
 

LOPEZ DOA: Silver cuts Brooklyn assemblyman's life support, says it's time for Lopez to go

Bushwick
ALBANY — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will introduce legislation on Friday recommending that state lawmakers expel Bushwick Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is accused of sexual harassment. … Full Article
 

Sunny's, Third-Generation Red Hook Bar, Aims To Rebuild After Sandy's Devastation

Red Hook
The Balzano family's Red Hook bar survived Prohibition and the Great Depression. So current owner Sunny Balzano will be damned if he's going to let Superstorm Sandy kill off the historic watering hole that's been shut down since the deadly hurricane.  … Full Article
 

Cuomo says Lopez should go

Bushwick
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an assemblyman accused of sexual harassment should resign or be removed by the Assembly. … Full Article
 

Tight security — and a party — before the Brooklyn Half Marathon

DUMBO
This Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon is expected to attract 25,000 runners to a course extending from Washington Avenue to Coney Island. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Federal Courthouse gets another anthrax scare

Downtown
A letter containing a white powdery substance was found in the mail center at the Brooklyn federal courthouse late Wednesday afternoon.  The white powder, originally thought to be anthrax, was deemed innocuous, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said. … Full Article
 

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