Brooklyn Today May 7: Sex, Superfund, and Stephen Levin

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 67°, Night 52°, Slight Chance of Showers then Partly Sunny … Full Article

Reconstruction begins for dangerous stretch of Atlantic Ave. in East New York

Workers have begun a $37-million redesign of a dangerous 23-block section of Atlantic Avenue in East New York in hopes of reducing injuries and crashes. … Full Article

Bay Ridgites rally for safer streets one week after child was run down on 84th Street

Nearly 50 people rallied for safety improvements to poorly designed streets and the installation of more traffic-enforcement cameras in Bay Ridge on Sunday night, protesting at the 84th Street location where a child was gravely injured by a driver one week earlier. … Full Article

Immigrants rally against President Trump in Sunset Park — and Cynthia Nixon slams Gov. Cuomo

Scores of immigrants and their supporters — including gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon — rallied in Sunset Park on Saturday to protest Trump administration immigration policies mere days after hundreds were swept up in raids. … Full Article

Plans revealed for former Watchtower parking lot

A massive 21-story mixed-use project will rise within a block-long space in DUMBO that until recently served as a parking lot for the Watchtower, according to New Yor … Full Article

Brooklyn ER doctor heads anti-violence project

A Kings County Medical Center emergency room doctor has started an anti-violence project and is mentoring Brooklyn students, according to News 12 Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Homeless man fatally struck by train at Court St.

A homeless man was found dead under an R train at the Court Street station in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday morning, according to the Daily News.  … Full Article

PTA leader who posted blackface images has resigned

The PTA co-president at a Park Slope elementary school resigned after photos of old-time performers in blackface that she posted on Facebook led to charges of racism,  … Full Article

Feeling left out, Coney Island residents demand ferry service

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s big announcement that the city is pumping $300 million into the ferry system to buy bigger boats didn’t impress Coney Island residents, who charged that the city’s ferry frenzy is unfairly bypassing their waterfront neighborhood. … Full Article

More arrests expected in NXIVM sex cult case

A prosecutor says that more people will be charged in the criminal investigation of a cult-like group that included former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack. … Full Article


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