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Death of Brooklyn 4-Year-Old Deemed a Homicide Due to Repeated Abuse: Officials

A Brooklyn toddler died Saturday after being found unconscious in his home, police said. Now, the medical examiner determined his death was likely the result of a history of repeated abuse. Officers responded to a 911 call just after 10 a.m. Saturday and found 4-year-old Aisyn Gonzalez unconscious and unresponsive in his family’s Williamsburg apartment, […]

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NYC High School Grad With Dreams of Law Enforcement Career Killed by Unlicensed Drunk Hit-and-Run Driver: Cops

A recent high school graduate with dreams of going into law enforcement had his life cut short by an unlicensed drunk hit-and-run driver in a Queens crash, police and the victim’s family said. Edwin Puma was the youngest of his siblings, the 19-year-old “baby” of the family, his grieving sister, Veronica Puma, told the Daily […]

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Gov. Hochul Visits GodSquad in East Flatbush, Announces $23.7M in Anti-Violence Funding

A hall in East Flatbush was transformed into a political power hub Tuesday night, as the GodSquad — a non-profit founded with a local police precinct—held its 11th Anniversary dinner with the help of some of the state’s top leaders. New York Governor Kathy Hochul made the journey some 160 miles from Albany to be […]

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Photoville’s 10th Anniversary Show Opens This Weekend With More Than 75 Exhibitions

New York’s largest and most accessible photography exhibition is opening across the five boroughs this weekend, and starting with a day of events in Brooklyn Bridge Park to kick things off. Photoville, now in its tenth year, will once again bring photography citywide between Sept. 18 and Dec. 1. To celebrate and showcase photographers and […]

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Council Committee Approves 18-Story Atlantic Ave Build Despite Community Board Opposition

An 18-story development slated for Prospect Heights is one step closer to being approved – despite community board opposition – after it passed through the City Council Land Use Committee this week. The controversial building, planned for 840 Atlantic Avenue, will now go to the full City Council for a vote, Brooklyn Paper reports. The […]

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Brooklyn Woman, 70, Fatally Struck By SUV While Sitting on Her Stoop By Driver Aiming to Kill Someone Else: NYPD

A 70-year-old woman fatally struck by a car while sitting on the steps outside her Brooklyn home was the victim of a furious driver trying to run over someone else, police said Wednesday. Brenda Whidbee was mowed down the night of Aug. 24 by a Ford Explorer that jumped the curb near Thomas Boyland and […]

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Five Food Delivery Workers Have Died on the Job in Brooklyn in Past Year: Report

Five food delivery workers have died on the job in Brooklyn over the past year, with the most recent just over two weeks ago, according to a scathing new report by the delivery workers collective Los Deliveristas Unidos that details the harrowing working conditions that those who deliver food to New Yorkers are faced to endure. Los […]

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How Do You Make Underground Apartments Safer? Many Legislators and Housing Advocates Say Legalize Them.

For New York City Council Member Darma Diaz, like so many others, an unsafe basement apartment once served as the only attainable option for housing. After many families living in illegal basement apartments suffered the brunt of the remnants of Hurricane Ida earlier this month, Diaz recalled her own experience living underground. “I also have […]

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Holocaust Survivors Get Free, Fresh Meals Thanks to This Brooklyn Startup

Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are getting free weekly home-cooked meals developed by local home chefs, who pair the specifically-designed meals with a handwritten note. The initiative was started by home-cooked meal delivery service WoodSpoon, who successfully rolled the project out in Brooklyn and are now expanding it, and it is completely […]

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Flatbush’s Cortelyou Library Reopens With New Teen Space, Fresh and Bright Children’s Area

After a six-month closure, Flatbush’s Cortelyou Library has reopened with an all new look – including a new space for teens and a brighter, more inviting children’s section. The library was officially opened on Monday by Brooklyn Public Library President Linda E. Johnson and Assemblymember Robert Carroll, who cut the ribbon on the 38-year-old branch. […]

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17 Years in the Making: Grand Brooklyn Cathedral Registered as Historic Place

Sometimes good things take time. Last week — 17 years after the idea was first raised — Brooklyn’s St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral was finally being added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. “Word is getting around, it’s exciting, it’s a great honor,” St. Nicholas Cathedral’s Father Thomas Zain said of the news […]

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NYC Reckless Driver Law Should Have Taken Driver Accused of Killing Brooklyn Baby Off the Street

The driver accused of killing a 3-month-old baby girl in Brooklyn Saturday should have had his car impounded months ago — but Mayor de Blasio’s administration has failed to implement legislation cracking down on the city’s most reckless drivers. Tyrik Mott, 28, who lives in Crown Heights, drove a 2017 Honda Civic with Pennsylvania plates […]