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Gun buyback takes 59 guns off Brooklyn streets

"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

History comes alive at Green-Wood

Green-Wood Cemetery hosted an entire day’s worth of activities this past Sunday honoring the heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn on the 240th anniversary of the historic confrontation between American and British troops. … Full Article

Prison Ship Martyrs remembered by Society of Old Brooklynites

Members of the Society of Old Brooklynites, along with members from the Fort Greene chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the 108th annual rededication ceremony of the Revolutionary War Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park on Saturday. … Full Article

English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English. … Full Article

WWII dog tags found on beach in 1966 returned to family

ALBANY— It took 50 years for a Long Island woman to finally complete her quest to return a World War II veteran's lost dog tags she found on a New York City beach. … Full Article

Getting to and from Manhattan doesn’t have to be an L of a commute, new study suggests

For the hundreds of thousands of Northern Brooklynites who fear L-ish commutes to Manhattan once the L train shuts in 2019 for 18 months of repairs, there’s hope, says a new study. … Full Article

Fire erupts atop LICH’s ‘jewel-like’ Polhemus building in Brooklyn

A fire broke out on the roof of the former Polhemus Memorial Clinic at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Friday morning at roughly 11 a.m. … Full Article

Study: Bed-Stuy, Brownsville school districts have the highest percentage of homeless students

A new study shows that two Central Brooklyn school districts rank first and second in the borough on the most disheartening of lists: Percentages of homeless students. … Full Article

Brooklynites: Put in your two cents about the role of historic districts in NYC

Studies show — and Brooklynites can confirm — that fast-paced change can be disruptive to communities. Historic districts can buffer residents from some of this disruption. Questions have been raised, however, about the negative side effects of this designation. … Full Article

Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of free web kiosks

An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. … Full Article

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