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July was NYC’s safest ever, but gang violence up in northern Brooklyn

New York City has been unusually safe this summer. Crime was down across the city last month, making July 2018 the safest on record. This trend was not true in northern Brooklyn, however, where young gang members committed a quarter of all the murders in the city in July. … Full Article

NYC cap on Uber, Lyft ‘A step in the wrong direction,’ advocates charge

Representatives of businesses and advocacy groups called out the New York City Council’s proposed cap on car services like Uber and Lyft on Thursday, saying it was “a step in the wrong direction” and would hurt the outer boroughs. … Full Article

Video of Park Slope resident calling cops on woman waiting for Uber stirs controversy

A video of a young Park Slope woman angrily calling the cops on Darsell Obregon, another woman who had had taken shelter in her doorway in the pouring rain and was waiting for an Uber, has attracted more than 150,000 views on Obregon’s Facebook page and elsewhere.  … Full Article

Cobble Hill residents fume over uncollected compost rotting in the heat

Cobble Hill residents are talking trash. On a sultry day earlier this week, Cobble Hill residents were heated to find their compost sitting on the curb, uncollected after sanitation workers left. … Full Article

Woman, man rescued from East River near Williamsburg Bridge

New York City police and firefighters have rescued a woman and a man from the East River near the Williamsburg Bridge. … Full Article

NYC enlists former gang members as 'violence interrupters'

David Gaskin steps into the street armed with a bullhorn. Cars swerve. He glares. … Full Article

NYC looks to open film production center at Sunset Park's Bush Terminal

Sunset Park could become Sunset Boulevard if a plan by the de Blasio administration to turn a portion of Bush Terminal into a film and television production center becomes a reality. … Full Article

Alexa comes to high-tech Quay Tower in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at a price

The developers of the Quay Tower in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be going extremely high-tech by installing Amazon Echo devices in every unit. … Full Article

Former candy factory building is part of Brooklyn Heights history

Many people don’t know that the northern part of Brooklyn Heights was once home to several factories, since there are few reminders of those days. … Full Article

MetroTech shaken as shots fired Wednesday morning

Nearly three dozen officers were on the scene at MetroTech Commons Wednesday morning after shots were fired near a pedestrian plaza next to MetroTech Center and NYU Tandon. … Full Article


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