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Brooklyn men arrested for possession of fake gift cards

WESTBURY, N.Y.— Two Brooklyn men are accused of possessing 22 fake gift cards. Nassau County police say the suspects were observed on a store security camera buying multiple items with a stolen credit card on Monday. … Full Article

Al Sharpton: A force for progress or sensationalism?

Last Thursday, in the wake of the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island and calls for reform to the “broken windows” theory of policing, Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a community roundtable on police community relations. … Full Article

Preparedness urged for coastal residents as hurricane season approaches

At an event in Red Hook on Friday, residents were urged to take steps to ensure they are prepared as the city heads into peak hurricane season. … Full Article

'Good Vibrations' -- BQE overnight repairs to start Monday in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights residents who live near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) have long complained that vibrations from the heavily-trafficked roadway were causing structural damage to their historic buildings. … Full Article

Protestors call for Bratton’s ouster

Responding to continuing instances of police brutality leading to the injury and death of everyday residents, dozens of protestors gathered in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem Wednesday evening to call for Police Commissioner Bratton’s ouster. … Full Article

Cleanup initiative launched for Sunset Park’s litter-ridden 8th Ave.

Sunset's Park’s Eighth Avenue is the main corridor of Brooklyn’s Chinatown, teeming with pedestrians, shoppers and heavy traffic. As a result, it's also plagued by graffiti, litter and grime. But thanks to a new initiative, that may soon change. … Full Article

Brooklyn council seeks to remove clothing dumpsters

Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

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