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Police officer allowed to sue for fall in city lot

A police officer who tripped and fell while pursuing a suspect in a vacant New York City lot is allowed to continue his lawsuit against the city for negligence, the Brooklyn Appellate court ruled.

While on foot pursuit, Sgt. Donald Mulham chased a suspected perpetrator into a vacant city lot. The lot was “strewn with debris such as radios, stereos, and hundreds of red-colored crates,” court documents revealed.


Bloomberg, BP banter and bask in bard's blessed words to hail long-awaited stage

Shakespeare would feel right at home.

Even the trap doors in the stage floor work the way they did back in his day.

There's a new Elizabethan-style theater in the BAM Cultural District, the Theatre for a New Audience, that harkens back to the Bard's day – with a modern twist.


Man charged with attempting to defraud a Brooklyn law enforcement agent

An Illinois man has been arrested and charged on Tuesday on allegations that he defrauded a Florida company and attempted to defraud and undercover Brooklyn law enforcement agent. The defendant is currently detained in Illinois, and removal proceedings have been set in motion to have him brought to Brooklyn federal court to stand trial.


Former Rep. Major Owens of Brooklyn dies at 77

Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, has died at age 77.

Owens died Monday night at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure, his son Chris Owens said. The family posted on Owens' Facebook page that "the brave heart of Congressman Major Owens stopped and he joined the ancestors."

Owens represented a Brooklyn congressional district from 1983 to 2007.


Fire lieutenant to represent Brooklyn in Foot Locker Challenge

There will be more than 45,000 runners competing in this year’s New York City Marathon and there are just as many fascinating stories associated with the most famous long distance race in the world.

One of those stories belongs to Adrienne Walsh, an FDNY lieutenant, who has been running in the marathon since 1983 and will compete against this year.


Guards posted to protect Banksy work in Williamsburg

A Brooklyn building owner has hired security guards and installed a metal gate to protect a work by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.

The New York Post reports that the rolling gate went up Friday over a wall in the Williamsburg neighborhood where Banksy spray-painted two geishas and a bonsai tree.

Cara Tabachnick, whose family owns the building, says the goal is to preserve the artwork "so it can be viewed and enjoyed."


President Obama to visit Crown Heights high school Friday

President Barack Obama plans to visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) in Crown Heights on Friday, as Politicker reported. 

In February, Obama generated interest in the technology-centered school by mentioning it in his State of the Union speech.


Federal suit filed for wrongful death of Brooklyn woman

Lawyers for the family of Kyam Livingston have filed suit in Brooklyn federal court accusing New York City and the New York City Police Department for causing and contributing to Livingston’s wrongful death.

As previously reported by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Livingston was arrested early Saturday morning on July 20 and sent to Brooklyn Central Booking at 120 Schermerhorn St. to await arraignment. It is alleged that Livingston, feeling ill, called out repeatedly for medical attention, but her pleas were ignored.


Appellate Division, 2nd Department, to hold session at Hon. Albert Rosenblatt Dutchess County courthouse

Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division,  Second Judicial Department, announced on Monday that the court will hold its first sitting at the historic Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt Dutchess County Courthouse on Oct. 24.  


New plans for Heights Cinema corner leaves movies downstairs, people up

Hey LPC, what'll it be?

The red? The white? Will there be a fight?

Here's a look at previously unpublished design drawings for the apartment building that landlord Tom Caruana wants to build on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema – which requires city Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.



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