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There's just no stopping fast pace of Downtown Brooklyn growth

The renaissance of Downtown Brooklyn seems like a unstoppable explosion, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli suggested on Thursday.

Consider these statistics, which he presented to an enthusiastic audience at the BAM Fisher Building: … Full Article
 

Storm victim Richard Schwartz was state Asst. Attorney General

UPDATED WITH STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNOR

The only known casualty of last night's wild storm has been identified as 61-year-old Cobble Hill resident Richard Schwartz. … Full Article
 

Man killed when lightning strikes Christ Church in Cobble Hill

UPDATED 10AM Authorities say a 61-year-old pedestrian was killed after lightning struck the rooftop of Christ Church in Cobble Hill. Police say the lighting brought down bricks onto some church scaffolding, causing part of it to collapse on the man as he walked by. … Full Article
 

News Corp's DUMBO-built education unit will distribute free tablets

News Corp. on Monday laid out a plan for its grade school education business, built on its acquisition last November of DUMBO-based Wireless Generation for $360 million. … Full Article
 

Arrest made in 25-year-old murder; body was found near Gowanus Xway

New York City police have cracked a 25-year-old cold case.

Edwin Alcaide of Manhattan was arrested Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of Lissette Torres on Jan. 1, 1987. … Full Article
 

Lighten Up Brooklyn uses humor and fun to combat obesity

“Lighten Up Brooklyn," Borough President Marty Markowitz’s annual day to promote a healthy lifestyle and combat obesity, gave Borough Hall Plaza a festive air yesterday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn a big beneficiary of new MTA routes and service restorations

The MTA is restoring about a third of the service cuts made in 2010, increasing bus frequency and creating some new transit routes and Brooklyn is a major beneficiary. … Full Article
 

Graffiti under the Manhattan Bridge overpass

Teens with aerosol cans were caught on camera spray painting graffiti under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO – but it was all perfectly legal. The group is attending the AWE (Art Workshop Experience) summer program, and the paint was actually sprayed onto large pieces of paper. … Full Article
 

Modern Spaces launches new Brooklyn office

Real estate brokerage Modern Spaces recently launched its first Brooklyn office at 135 Kent Ave. on the Williamsburg waterfront, where it shares a 4,100-square-foot space with Sweetleaf coffeehouse. … Full Article
 

Freelancers Union to open medical home for members on Jay Street at Fulton Mall

The Freelancers Union, a not-for-profit organization offering health insurance coverage to its membership, has leased space in Downtown Brooklyn for its first New York City “medical home.” … Full Article
 

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