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Bishop's Crook lamp post may have spared lives in Brooklyn Heights car crash

A man driving a gray 2005 GMC Envoy smashed into an early 20th century style "bishop's crook"  lamp post, leaving it tilting precariously, on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights at roughly 1:15 p.m. on Monday. 
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Noxious odor leads to lockdown of two floors at Brooklyn Supreme Court

Three people were exposed to a noxious odor and one had to be rushed to the hospital as a result after the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, received a letter on Monday that contained a white powder, court employees told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article
 

‘Soap opera’ trial comes to close for accused Brooklyn Bridge Park murderer

Closings arguments were given at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday in the trial of a 55-year-old registered sex offender accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend after she left work near Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Advocates demand safety at deadly Park Slope corner

Park Slope residents and elected officials came together Friday morning at the busy intersection where two young children were tragically mowed down by a car in a gathering designed to pay tribute to the tiny victims and to demand action to make the corner safer for pedestrians to cross. … Full Article
 

Fifth Ave. Committee brings solar power to buildings

Apartment buildings in several Brooklyn neighborhoods will be fitted with solar panels to provide tenants with heat and electricity under an ambitious project sponsored through a partnership between two forward-thinking Brooklyn-based organizations.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn citizen lobbyists trek to Albany to push for faster, cheaper BQE fix

Volunteers from six Brooklyn communities attempting to avert years of unnecessary traffic chaos piled onto a bus chartered by the Brooklyn Heights Association early Tuesday morning, headed for the state capitol in Albany. … Full Article
 

Volunteers do their best to beautify Brooklyn parks

The grass is greener on the other side of the fence, as the old saying goes. But in Brooklyn, there are a lot of volunteers who spend time in public parks making sure the grass is growing. … Full Article
 

Amber Tamblyn under fire for tweets about Hasidic driver

Actress-writer Amber Tamblyn, the star of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films, found traveling in Brooklyn to be treacherous on a recent afternoon when she and her young daughter were nearly struck by a van while crossing the street. … Full Article
 

Jazz singer-songwriter Alicia Olatuja to perform in Downtown Brooklyn

“Brooklyn is my second home, and I can’t wait to share some of my new music at the Kumble Theater,” Alicia Olatuja told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article
 

Asian Lunar New Year events celebrate the ‘Year of the Dog’

Three festive Lunar New Year celebrations took place on the same day in nearby Brooklyn neighborhoods on Sunday, March 4. … Full Article
 

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