Brooklyn


Two People Killed, Several Injured in Dyker Heights Fire

Two people were killed and several others were injured in a two-alarm fire in Brooklyn Thursday morning, which is being investigated as a suspicious blaze. The fire occurred at a…

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$3.5 Million Renovation of Avenue J Library Unveiled

Renovations to the children’s section of the Midwood Library are set to begin in 2018, after two years of funding was secured by Councilman David Greenfield, the Brooklyn Democrat said…

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Brooklyn Lawmaker To Head Powerful Assembly Committee

A Midwood assemblywoman with deep ties to the Orthodox community was named head of a powerful committee charged with overseeing the budget, taxes and spending. Helene Weinstein, a Democrat, will…

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Starrett City, With Trump as Investor, Finds a Buyer

The owners of Starrett City, a Brooklyn affordable-housing complex that counts President Donald Trump as an investor, have reached an agreement to sell the property for about $850 million. The…

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Festive Caribbean Celebration Held Amid Tight Security

One of the largest celebrations of Caribbean culture in the U.S. was held in Brooklyn Monday amid ramped-up security. Thousands of revelers including musicians, dancers and costumed troupes gathered for…

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NYC Tries Fencing in Often-Violent Caribbean Celebration

Before sunrise Monday, tens of thousands of costumed, paint-slathered revelers will gather on the streets of Brooklyn for a joyous Caribbean celebration rooted in emancipation. This year, though, they’ll be…

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Brooklyn Church Removes Two Plaques Honoring Robert E. Lee

Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese have removed two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a church property in Brooklyn. A spokeswoman for the Episcopal Diocese of…

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