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An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across sur … Full Article

No Clowning Around: Green-Wood Staff Not Impressed

Consider them unamused.
Green-Wood Cemetery staff are on the lookout for a performance artist dressed as a clown roaming their hallowed grounds. The activity is likely part of an misguided attempt at performance art or a publicity stunt, the staff claim. … Full Article

Kenny Pretlow Takes Over Lincoln’s Legendary Basketball Program

Over the past several years, Lincoln High School has become the mecca for high school basketball in New York City. … Full Article

Squadron and Levin want India Street Pier answers ASAP

With the G train’s summer shutdown clock ticking, state Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilmember Steve Levin pushed on Friday for a date for the reopening of the East River Ferry’s India Street pier in Greenpoint. … Full Article

Thousands turn out for firefighter’s funeral

Thousands of firefighters from departments across the northeast (and beyond) turned out at the funeral of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas Thursday morning in a massive show of solidarity and mourning. … Full Article

Disparate factions unite to 'take back' Gowanus

What do a self-styled “provocateur,” a mohawked leather jacket punk rocker, a dredger, a cartographer, a cane-wielding rabble rouser, a public housing advocate and a sprinkling of neighborhood homeowners, preservationists, attorneys and industrial workers all have in common? … Full Article

Pacific Street Library: Not for sale (for now), but grim fate awaits

The managers of a Park Slope community space are worried the timeless Pacific Street branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is for sale and will ultimately be demolished, and have even directed concerned residents to an online petition to thwart the effort. … Full Article

Stringer releases Claim-Stat to help save taxpayer dollars

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer unveiled the first findings of ClaimStat, a data-driven tool designed to drive down the cost of settlements and judgments by empowering City agencies to reduce claims through changes in training or resource delivery, on Wednesday. … Full Article

After drownings, Brooklynites urged to follow safety procedure

In the wake of multiple drowning deaths across the borough, Brooklynites are being urged to exercise proper water safety habits.
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Film crews get mixed reviews in Brooklyn Heights

Update: we received a response from the city indicating that private cars are not allowed to park in the film crews’ “no parking” zones. See below. … Full Article

Latest from Holy Land: Israel masses troops along Gaza border

JERUSALEM — Israel launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault Tuesday on scores of targets and killing 19 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending weeks of heavy rocket fire. … Full Article

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