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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

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

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