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Detectives revoke endorsement of Gonzalez

Sunset Park
In an unprecedented move, the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA), the union representing New York City’s police detectives, has suddenly revoked its endorsement of Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez in anger over her votes in favor of the controversial bills on Police Department oversight. … Full Article
 

Sara Gran's latest is bleak noir tale

DUMBO
"Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) just might be the bleakest noir tale since "Dope" (2006), and Sara Gran wrote that one, too. … Full Article
 

Schumer picks Squadron to win public advocate race

Brooklyn Heights
State Sen. Daniel Squadron is calling it a game changer in his quest to become the city’s next public advocate. US Senator Charles Schumer recently announced that he’s backing Squadron in the contest, a move the state senator is hoping can make a big difference in the campaign. … Full Article
 

Letitia James says Supreme Court got it half right

Fort Greene
Well, they got it half right. That was the reaction of Councilwoman Letitia James to the landmark Supreme Court rulings earlier this week. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Supreme Court judge issues surprise ruling in LICH/SUNY-Downstate case

Cobble Hill
Late Thursday afternoon, State of New York University (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center was dealt a surprise blow by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Eats shows off why Brooklyn may be the foodie capital of America

Williamsburg
Just about one in six of the 49,000 businesses in Brooklyn are food related which accounts for 12.5 percent of the 472,000 private sector jobs, according to the Winter 2012 Brooklyn Labor Market Review. It’s the second largest industry in the borough, only surpassed by health care. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-based journalist uncovers story of rare elephant Topsy

Cobble Hill
In 1877, Topsy, a baby elephant stolen from her home in the wild, was smuggled into America in secret by circus magnate Adam Forepaugh and dishonestly billed as the first American-born elephant. Topsy might have easily vanished from popular culture after Forepaugh’s bitter rival, P. T. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts first opera ever

Prospect Heights
Despite the heat, humidity and threatening skies, the muse and a cool breeze prevailed, so an audience of more than 1,000 people witnessed a magical performance of “La Hija de Rappaccini” by the Gotham Chamber Opera Company. This was the first oper … Full Article
 

Bombshell: Brooklyn judge orders SUNY Downstate to account for LICH’s money, property

Cobble Hill
A Brooklyn judge has ordered SUNY Downstate Medical Center to account for every stick of property and every dollar it has transferred from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to itself since it took over LICH on May 29, 2011. … Full Article
 

Be very afraid: ‘Frankenstein’ coming to The Old Stone House

Park Slope
On a chilly night, a brilliant young scientist brings a corpse back to life. … Full Article
 

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