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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

Brooklyn showing ‘phenomenal’ job growth

New York City has become an engine for job growth in the region over the last several years, with gains in the outer boroughs outpacing those in Manhattan, according to William Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. … Full Article

New study looks at plight of women day laborers

A new eye-opening study conducted by a Brooklyn-based advocacy group seeks to shed light on the plight of women day laborers. … Full Article

Former Wahlburgers employees sue Brooklyn franchise over denied wages, tips

 Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws. … Full Article

As end draws near, officials & families push to keep Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool open

Over the past five years, the Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park “has made a big splash and we can’t let it dry up,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron said at a poolside press conference on Thursday. … Full Article

The Poor Get Richer: Brownsville Park is slated for a $30M makeover

Good times are ahead for Betsy Head — the long-neglected park that is the recreational heart of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is set to receive a $30 million rehab. … Full Article

Gravesend Park reopens after $7.25 million renovation

Borough Park residents can once again enjoy Gravesend Park now that the city has completed a $7.25 million renovation of the popular recreation area. … Full Article

Veterans, service members protected against discrimination under new NYC law

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials announced on Tuesday new legislation that would include veterans and members of the armed services as a protected class in housing, employment and public accommodations. … Full Article

Festival marking 25th anniversary of Crown Heights unrest is praised and panned

Twenty-five years later, the 1991 Crown Heights riots — one of the most infamous eruptions of racial violence in New York City history — are still sparking polarized opinions. … Full Article

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