Brooklyn


Judge Postpones ‘El Chapo’ Trial For 2 Months

A judge on Monday postponed the trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for two months until November. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn set the…

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Judge Considers Moving El Chapo Trial to Manhattan

Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appears in court in his U.S. case, authorities transporting him to and from jail shut down the Brooklyn Bridge to…

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Kohanim Work to Clear Roads of Halachic Pitfalls

A group of Boro Park Kohanim has taken upon itself to try to resolve an impass created by overhanging trees that straddle Greenwood Cemetery and parts of Ft. Hamilton Parkway…

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Brooklyn Has Two Competitive Primaries Tuesday

Tuesday is primary day for federal elected officials in New York, including two competitive Congressional races in Brooklyn. In Kensington, most of Midwood and Crown Heights, Democratic incumbent Yvette Clarke…

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BDE; Reb Moshe Binik z’l

The Jewish community received with great sorrow the news of the petirah of Reb Moshe Binik, z”l, one of the pillars of chessed of the community, at the age of…

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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Fall; 30-Year at 4.54 Percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, providing a helpful jolt for potential home buyers. Last week’s decline followed weeks of increases that pushed long-term…

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Brooklyn Yeshivah Population Shows First-Ever Decline

In a vivid example of recent population trends, the number of students in Brooklyn’s yeshivos showed its first-ever decline since the borough became an Orthodox powerhouse a century ago, according…

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Prospect Park to Undergo Renovation Project

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is upgrading Prospect Park in Brooklyn. City officials gathered in the park Thursday to break ground on the project. The renovations…

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Man Immolates Self in Prospect Park in Ecology Protest

A well-known lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday in a grisly protest against ecological destruction. The charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel…

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4-Alarm Fire in Bensonhurst

A large fire tore through a home in Bensonhurst on 19th Ave. and 63rd St., creating clouds of smoke that were visible for miles, according to WABC. One resident and…

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Purim in the Air