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Victim of court officer accused of forcing her to perform sex act speaks out

After a Brooklyn court officer was indicted Monday for allegedly forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him, the victim publicly spoke out. … Full Article
 

John Jay student left dead in wake of Brownsville gang shootings

Nine alleged Brownsville gang members, one as young as 15, were variously charged with conspiracy to commit murder in multiple shootings that left an innocent 22-year-old John Jay student dead and 13 others injured, officials announced Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Photos: Brooklyn celebrates ‘Great American Eclipse’ with science, pinhole cameras and parties

Hundreds of Brooklynites gathered at Pioneer Works, a cultural center in Red Hook on Monday to experience what was dubbed the Great American Eclipse, learn a little about astronomy — and party. … Full Article
 

BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn closes 2017 season in triumph

“I don’t know how they do it,” Councilmember Brad Lander said after getting a Friends of BRIC wristband affixed and heading toward the Prospect Park Bandshell for a very special season finale concert featuring Youssou N’Dour on Aug. 11.  Lander’s excitement was contagious. … Full Article
 

After Charlottesville, pols say dig deeper into Gowanus’ possible slave graveyard

Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other elected officials gathered on Thursday to call for an independent archaeological and architectural investigation at an empty lot in Gowanus that may be a former slave burial ground. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association organizes interfaith gathering responding to Charlottesville violence

The Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association has organized an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. First Unitarian Church, on Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, is hosting the 6:30 p.m. program on Tuesday, Aug. 22. … Full Article
 

Author Sheryl Haft introduces kids to ‘Baby-Boo’

Children’s book author Sheryl Haft met some of her youngest fans at a fun-filled gathering this week at the Magical Years Early Childhood Center of the Family Health Centers, a Sunset Park program sponsored by NYU Langone.  … Full Article
 

Jehovah’s Witnesses sell two prime Brooklyn Heights properties to Hawkins Way Capital

California Dreamin’ — on Columbia Heights. A Los Angeles-based real-estate investment firm is the buyer of two prime Watchtower residential properties located in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. … Full Article
 

Subway firebug gets 7 years for robbery, torching booth with worker inside

A Crown Heights man with 14 previous convictions was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for attempted robbery after he torched a Brooklyn subway booth, leaving a worker in the gasoline-filled kiosk for almost an hour. … Full Article
 

Future for Pearl Street Triangle unveiled at 10th anniversary party

On Thursday, hundreds of DUMBO residents and Brooklynites from across the borough came out to celebrate the Pearl Street Triangle's 10th anniversary. The crowd included mix of workers on their lunch break, families, small business owners, DUMBO BID board members and others. … Full Article
 

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