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Rats the size of burritos feast on Chipotle’s trash in Brooklyn Heights

Supersized rats have been feasting on the all-you-can-eat trash buffet in front of Chipotle in Brooklyn Heights, but locals are the ones who’ve had their fill. The popular Montague Street eatery dumps its garbage out front around 6 p.m. every evening, giving rats hours of feeding time. … Full Article

Affordable housing lottery opens in East Williamsburg

An affordable housing lottery has opened up for 38 units in an 11-story building now under construction at 105 South Fifth St. … Full Article

Booth in Prospect Park is relic of 19th-century road

The unusual octagonal booth near the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park, which many people mistake for an information booth, is actually a relic of an early toll road that connected the town of Flatbush to the city of Brooklyn,  … Full Article

Borough President Adams turns 'Bike to Work Day' commute into political statement

Borough President Eric Adams turned his morning commute into a political statement. … Full Article

More cops, cameras should control unruly crowds in Brooklyn Bridge Park, president says

Officials at Brooklyn Bridge Park say this summer season will be safer and saner season this summer thanks to stepped up police enforcement and a rash of new surveillance cameras that hope to prevent the outbreaks of mayhem that have marred the waterfront oasis in years past. … Full Article

Oh snap! Cold spring may make Botanic Garden's cherry blossom festival unbe-leaf-able

Come for the Japanese culture, come back for the cherry blossoms. … Full Article

Blacks twice as likely as whites to have mortgage loans denied

Although denial of mortgage loans is at its lowest in 20 years, black applicants are still twice as likely as whites to get their requests for a conventional loan denied, according to  … Full Article

Crown Heights board chair resigns after controversy

Brooklyn Community Board 9, representing Crown Heights South and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, has lost is fourth chair in four years, according to The Q at Parkside.  … Full Article

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