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"Money for guns, no questions asked," was the message at the Brooklyn Gun Buyback this past Saturday at Clarendon Road Church in Flatbush. … Full Article

Inspector General: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance while investigating Muslims

The NYPD chronically skirted rules intended to protect political groups from unwarranted government surveillance while investigating Muslims, the city's independent police monitor said in a report released Tuesday. … Full Article

Bandits nabbed in Dyker Heights, charged with theft of $1 million in frozen eels

Thou shalt not st-eel. Three not-so-slick thieves were busted near Brooklyn’s Chinatown Monday and charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of frozen eels from an Elizabeth, N.J. shipping terminal, police said. … Full Article

Daily fantasy sports cleared to resume in New York state

ALBANY— DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York state. … Full Article

Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announces gun buyback

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Monday announced that his office, in collaboration with the NYPD, is hosting a Gun Buyback event this coming Saturday, Aug. 27, to help people dispose of unwanted guns that they possess in exchange for cash. … Full Article

NYC remembers dark chapter of Crown Heights race riot

Twenty-five years after race riots scarred a Brooklyn neighborhood, residents of Crown Heights gathered Sunday to mark the quarter-century anniversary with a memorial service, march and street festival that organizers said showed how far the community had come. … Full Article

Brooklyn showing ‘phenomenal’ job growth

New York City has become an engine for job growth in the region over the last several years, with gains in the outer boroughs outpacing those in Manhattan, according to William Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. … Full Article

New study looks at plight of women day laborers

A new eye-opening study conducted by a Brooklyn-based advocacy group seeks to shed light on the plight of women day laborers. … Full Article

Former Wahlburgers employees sue Brooklyn franchise over denied wages, tips

 Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws. … Full Article

As end draws near, officials & families push to keep Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool open

Over the past five years, the Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park “has made a big splash and we can’t let it dry up,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron said at a poolside press conference on Thursday. … Full Article

The Poor Get Richer: Brownsville Park is slated for a $30M makeover

Good times are ahead for Betsy Head — the long-neglected park that is the recreational heart of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is set to receive a $30 million rehab. … Full Article

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