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Red Hook, Gowanus at risk for severe flooding

Red Hook
The Eagle has published the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) map showing vulnerable areas on Brooklyn’s southern shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Just recently, FEMA published another section of its map, this one showing Red Hook and Gowanus (seen here). … Full Article
 

PRENUP TRASHED: Brooklyn court dumps marriage contract in unprecedented action

Downtown
Be careful how you get your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement, a Brooklyn court warns.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s M.S. 88 wins $110,000 tech prize in Samsung contest

Park Slope
Thinking green has brought a $110,000 technology windfall to the Peter Rouget Middle School (M.S. 88) in Park Slope. … Full Article
 

GULP AWAY! Judge strikes down large-size sugary drink ban

Downtown
A day before it was supposed to take effect, Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial limit on large-size sodas and other sugary beverages was struck down Monday by a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Latin School moving to East Williamsburg, trading places with Young Women’s Leadership School

Bushwick
The Brooklyn Latin School, one of the city’s highly-touted specialized high schools, will be relocating from Bushwick to East Williamsburg this September, trading places with  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Author’s first novel in 17 years explores ‘Life After Life’

DUMBO
Jill McCorkle, author of nine previous books, is coming out this month with “Life After Life” – her first novel in seventeen years. … Full Article
 

Rents zoom in Bushwick, says survey

Bushwick
If, even 10 years ago, someone said that Bushwick would be the Brooklyn neighborhood with the greatest increases in rent during a two-month period, that person’s sanity would have been severely questioned, since Bushwick was just beginning to recover from being a burned-out, crime-ridden sl … Full Article
 

Congregation B’nai Avraham celebrates 24 years in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Congregation B’nai Avraham, which celebrates its 24th anniversary this coming week, has grown from a young rabbi’s vision to a vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogue with an outreach that benefits the neighborhood and beyond.
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Gang leader, in Brooklyn federal court, admits racketeering, murder conspiracy

Downtown
Hector Aleman Lemos, the former leader of the Flushing, Queens, chapter of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as “MS-13,” pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering and murder conspiracy charges.  … Full Article
 

SATURDAY NIGHT IN ATLANTA: Lopez, Blatche lead Nets past Atlanta, 93-80.

Atlantic Yards
ATLANTA — Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and theBrooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. … Full Article
 

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