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Public comment period starts for new, bigger Brooklyn House of Detention

On Wednesday, the de Blasio administration announced plans for building or rebuilding four modern, “community-based" jails throughout the city to replace Rikers Island, including one in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Bushwick’s 'Alabama Joe' turned love of barbecue into making and selling grills

Joe Hudson, known as “Alabama Joe,” can be found almost every day on a lot at the corner of De Sales Place and Broadway in Bushwick, making and selling his own home-built charcoal barbecue grills.  … Full Article
 

VIDEO: High school interns uncover history at Green-Wood Cemetery

Ana C. Pierce was 25 years, six months and 15 days old when she died on Feb. 20, 1871 of albuminuria, a sickness that starves the bloodstream of protein and leads to kidney disease. … Full Article
 

Man, 30, in critical condition after being hit by train at 59th St. station in Sunset Park

The man hit by a N train at the 59th Street station in Sunset Park at on Thursday, August 16 around 4:40 p.m. is hospitalized in critical condition.  … Full Article
 

North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce summer BBQ defies forecasts

Members, guests and folks interested in North Brooklyn braved dire forecasts of rain showers to gather at Norm and Elaine Brodsky’s venerable trailer to attend the North Brooklyn Chamber’s annual Summer BBQ. … Full Article
 

1 killed, several injured in fire at Crown Heights building

Officials say one person has died and three others are hospitalized with serious injuries after a fire broke out at a Crown Heights building housing a deli and apartments. The blaze broke out around 6 a.m. Friday in a corner building at 291 Buffalo Street. … Full Article
 

Clouded, tangled history leads to empty, unsold Gowanus brownstone

A three-story brick townhouse in Gowanus sold for a mere $20,000 in late 2013, and is now almost impossible to sell because of its “clouded” history involving multiple sales, legal and not-so-legal entities, mortgages, banks and more.  … Full Article
 

Street-sweeping rules lead drivers to block Bushwick street with their cars

Drivers on a five-block stretch of Jefferson Avenue in Bushwick often leave their cars in the middle of the street on alternate-side parking days to avoid getting tickets. … Full Article
 

Japanese-French restaurant coming to former brewery building

A Tokyo restaurateur is opening a Japanese-French restaurant called Doma in the redeveloped 19th century Nassau Brewery building at 620 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights. … Full Article
 

North Brooklyn restaurants remain optimistic despite looming L-train shutdown

The 15-month shutdown of the L train is just around the corner, and people are adjusting accordingly. … Full Article
 

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