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What's News for May 16

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes astounded a courtroom filled with lawyers, litigants and residents on Thursday when he asked attorneys for three competing bidders for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to gather behind closed doors to try to work out a joint plan t … Full Article

Brooklyn half marathon pre-party brings thousands to Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon, beginning near the Brooklyn Museum and extending to the Coney Island boardwalk, is expected to draw 25,000 runners to the borough. But before the athletes set out on their journey, they must pick up their race materials…and party.  … Full Article

NY unemployment rate lowest since December 2008

ALBANY— The state Department of Labor says that the unemployment rate in New York is at its lowest level since December 2008. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 15

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Updated periodically.
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What's News for May 15

Brooklyn was dealt a sensational blow when popular restaurant, bar, and wedding venue reBar abruptly shut its doors with only a trite email from owner Jason Stevens stating to employees: “Rebar is bankrupt and closed. Please dispose of your keys and do not enter the premises. … Full Article

Sunset Park group fosters small town feel in big city

To one community group in Sunset Park, it’s the little things that matter. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 14

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Updated periodically. … Full Article

Gentile looking to hold hearings on campus sexual assaults

Councilman Vincent Gentile, a former assistant district attorney who prosecuted sex crimes, said the only way to combat sexual assaults on college campuses is to have “an all-encompassing approach” that includes educating students to make them aware of their rights. … Full Article

Firefighters scramble after truck decapitates gas lamp in Brooklyn Heights

The smell of gas filled the northern end of Brooklyn Heights on Saturday afternoon after a passing truck knocked the head off one of the charming gas lamps lining Poplar Street. … Full Article

Reaching-Out Community Services to hold fundraiser

A Bensonhurst-based food pantry that has fed thousands of Brooklyn residents over the years is holding a fundraiser later this month so that it can continue to feed the hungry. … Full Article

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