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The world’s most notorious drug kingpin and prison escape artist, “El Chapo” Guzman, won’t be tunneling his way out jail in New York City, law enforcement officials said at a press conference … Full Article

NYC settles fatal Akai Gurley wrongful death lawsuit for $4 million

New York City has reached a settlement of more than $4 million with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in East New York in November 2014, the attorney for the family said Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born Fyvush Finkel, plastic-faced character actor, dead at 93

Actor Fyvush Finkel, the plastic-faced character actor from Brooklyn whose career in stage and screen started in Yiddish theater and led to memorable roles in "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway and on TV in "Boston Public" and "Picket Fences" has died, his son said Monday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge subway riders have high hopes for a new elevator

Hopes are rising in Bay Ridge that a design contract will be awarded — and construction will begin soon afterward — on a long-awaited elevator at the 86th Street subway station. … Full Article

Navy Yard gets new shuttle buses

These brand new shuttle buses are part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s improved transportation system. This transportation plan will provide the Yard’s growing workforce with direct access to all corners of the city. … Full Article

Atlantic Avenue businesses fed up with bogus parking permits

Businesses on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill are losing customers because so many city workers are using phony permits and other city ID to park for free all day, says the organization that represents more 300 businesses along the avenue. … Full Article

SUNY Downstate wasted thousands on consulting company that oversaw LICH closure

On Aug. 8, the state Comptroller’s Office released a damning audit of fees paid to the consulting company that oversaw SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Fort Hamilton obstacle course tests skills of athletes

Civilians will get the chance to feel what it’s like to be in basic training if they take part in a special charity event at the historic U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge in September. … Full Article

Controversy grows over plans to redevelop Bedford-Union Armory

As if the current steamy weather wasn't enough, angry community groups are turning up the heat in their opposition to the planned redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights. … Full Article

Activists not mellow over ’Melo’s link to Armory project

For New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, it may be game time at the Rio Olympics, but it’s shame time in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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