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Brooklyn and Manhattan DAs Say They Will Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession and Use

May 17, 18 Brooklyn and Manhattan DAs Say They Will Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession and Use

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Beginning on August 1st the Manhattan District Attorney’s office will no longer prosecute those caught in possession of or using marijuana. The announcement was made by Cyrus Vance, Jr. Manhattan’s DA. No longer prosecuting such cases is expected to shrink the number of marijuana-related cases from about 5,000 to about 200. The DA...

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Center for Fiction Opening New Home in 2019

May 09, 18 Center for Fiction Opening New Home in 2019

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The Center for Fiction, a New York-based organization which self-describes as “the only organization in the US solely devoted to the creation and enjoyment of the art of fiction,” began construction of a new space in Downtown Brooklyn at the end of April this year. The Center expects the building to be ready to open in January...

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Kids Getting Head Start on Coding in Brooklyn Charter School

Apr 30, 18 Kids Getting Head Start on Coding in Brooklyn Charter School

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Computers are revolutionizing the way people live in almost every aspect of life. It makes sense, therefore, to give kids the tools they need to interact with and become an integral part of this brave new world we are inexorably heading towards. In most schools, kids are taught to read and write, and the beginning of math concepts,...

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Old New York Sculptures Find New Venue

Apr 22, 18 Old New York Sculptures Find New Venue

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New York is a city that never sleeps, and it is always in constant flux. Old, stately, even beautiful buildings are often torn down to make room for the future. But just because the old buildings are coming down doesn’t mean that all the beautiful details within the buildings need to be lost. Not at all. Sone of the more exquisite...

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Brooklyn Launches Pilot Program to Improve Bicyclists’ Safety at Intersections

Apr 16, 18 Brooklyn Launches Pilot Program to Improve Bicyclists’ Safety at Intersections

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According to New York’s Department of Transportation, 65 percent of bike rider death and 89 percent of injuries or deaths caused by collisions with cars happen at intersections. In response to these alarming statistics the DOT is introducing a pilot program to give bicyclists a head-start at 50 intersections in Manhattan, Queens...

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Low-Rent, Senior Housing Planned for Bed-Stuy Brooklyn

Apr 08, 18 Low-Rent, Senior Housing Planned for Bed-Stuy Brooklyn

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Studio Libeskind released three renderings depicting their design for an affordable housing complex in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The 10-floor apartment block will be constructed in the Sumner Houses estate in the northeastern Brooklyn neighborhood. The architecture firm designed the masterplan for the...

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Brooklyn Museum Picks White Woman to Curate African Art

Apr 01, 18 Brooklyn Museum Picks White Woman to Curate African Art

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The Brooklyn Museum has come under heavy fire from members of the black community for picking a white woman to be the curator of the museum’s extensive collection of African artworks. Last week the museum chose Kristen Windmuller-Luna, a 31-year-old professor of art history and archeology at Columbia University, former educator at...

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Landmark Status Granted to Empire State Dairy in East New York

Mar 26, 18 Landmark Status Granted to Empire State Dairy in East New York

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The Empire State Dairy just received landmark status. Located in East New York, the factory was built in 1914 for the Borden Dairy Factory. The property holds five buildings on a 76,375 square foot area. Later the company changed to the Empire State Dairy producing milk and ice cream. Historian and tile collector Michael Padwee has...

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