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Young man in Brooklyn killed by model helicopter

Gravesend
A 19-year-old remote-controlled helicopter enthusiast was killed in a Brooklyn park on Thursday when the helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, the Wall Street Journ … Full Article

OBITUARY: James W. Tate III, 69, teacher, lifelong member of Grace Church

Brooklyn Heights
James W. Tate III, a lifelong Brooklynite and public school teacher who was active at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights since his childhood, died on Saturday, August 31 following a brief illness. He was 69. … Full Article

Bloomberg announces the selection of Midtown Equities to redevelop the Empire Stores and St. Ann's Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park

DUMBO
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors has selected Midtown Equities, in partnership with Rockwood Capital and HK Organization, to redevelop Empire Stores, vacant warehouse buildings in DUMBO. … Full Article

World War II veteran recalls liberating Buchenwald death camp

Bensonhurst
Albert Goldberg, a member of the Greatest Generation, said the years have quickly flown by since he saw combat in World War II 70 years ago. “It seems like yesterday to me,” the Brighton Beach resident said. … Full Article

State of the Union: 60 percent of NYC union workers are minority

A new study shows that New York City's unionized workers are mostly minorities and women. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Arab, Muslim communities uneasy about Syria

Bay Ridge
As leaders of both parties in Congress endorsed President Obama’s call for action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaders of Brooklyn’s Arab and Muslim communities commented on the tense situation. … Full Article

Kayakers rejoice! Bay Ridge eco-dock construction begins Sept. 3

Bay Ridge
Brooklyn kayakers who have been waiting patiently for the Parks Department to build an eco-dock at the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge won’t have to wait much longer. … Full Article

Kittens stop Brooklyn subway service!

Brooklyn Boro
It only took two kittens to stop the New York City subway in its tracks. Transit officials say Thursday they had to cut power to part of the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for about an hour after an owner reported his kittens were loose in the subway. … Full Article

Changes coming to property tax relief program

Bensonhurst
An effort by New York State to crack down on fraud could cause headaches for law-abiding homeowners who are just looking for a small tax break from their government. … Full Article

11 injured, some seriously, in Bed-Stuy fire

Bedford-Stuyvesant
The FDNY says 11 people have been injured, some of them critically, in a Brooklyn residential fire. … Full Article

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