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Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday press conference with low-wage workers outside a McDonalds in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Schumer seeks ban on dietary supplements with stimulants

Losing weight can come at a high price for those who take dietary supplements, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who said many of the most popular brands on the market contain hidden drugs that can cause serious health problems. … Full Article
 

25 years to life in prison for fatal crash that left Brooklyn couple, premature infant dead

Julio Acevedo, 46, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Williamsburg in 2013 that left a young couple and their premature infant dead. … Full Article
 

Industry City offers behind-the-scenes look at artists at work

The artists and craftsmen who work at Industry City are throwing their doors open and are putting out the welcome mat for visitors as part of a special event at the massive Sunset Park business complex. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball & Dance Party 2015: A preview

The Brooklyn Museum is holding its fifth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball Wednesday evening, and although many of the same artists featured last year will participate in this year's celebration, the impetus behind the eve … Full Article
 
Bushwick Man Stabbed By Grandfather Of Ex-Girlfriend

VIDEO: Bushwick man stabbed by grandfather of ex-girlfriend

A 21-year old Bushwick man was stabbed after an argument with his ex-girlfriend turned ugly. The girl's grandfather who tried to intervene allegedly stabbed the man.   … Full Article
 

BAM Presents: ‘The Karen Gala’ on April 28, honoring the extraordinary career of outgoing president Karen Brooks Hopkins

On April 28, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a gala celebration honoring BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins as she prepares to retire in June after more than 36 years of extraordinary service. For this special evening, BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s Jewish community gathers for Holocaust Remembrance Day programs

St. Francis College, continuing a strong interfaith educational tradition, welcomes Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Cantor Shira Lissek for its annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Thursday, April 16, at 11:10am in the College’s Founders Hall. … Full Article
 

Diocese of Brooklyn sponsors mass of hope and healing for survivors of sexual abuse

Survivors of sexual abuse by members of the clergy have partnered with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to sponsor a Mass of Hope and Healing this Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Second shot: Hillary Clinton running again for president

WASHINGTON— Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion," she said. … Full Article
 

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