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Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

Sep 20, 18 Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

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In 2012 a huge fire devastated a rent-stabilized apartment building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Although six long years have ensued, the tenants have still not seen compensation for their lost property, nor have they reached any agreements connected to the rent stabilized status of her old apartment, which she has been paying...

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Shirley Chisolm State Park Slated to Open Next Year

Sep 12, 18 Shirley Chisolm State Park Slated to Open Next Year

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The largest state park in New York City, built on re-claimed landfill along Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay, is scheduled to open its phase one segment next summer. The park will be a 407-acre green space, half the size of Central Park. It will contain ten miles of hiking and biking trails, plus bike connector paths destined to join the...

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The Demise of Klout and the Rise of Other Social Media Tools

Sep 06, 18 The Demise of Klout and the Rise of Other Social Media Tools

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Back in May 2018 Lithium Technologies announced that it was discontinuing Klout, its social scoring service that in a small way eerily resembled the  individual ranking app in one memorable episode of Black Mirror, called “Nosedive.” What was Klout, and are there any tools in the market now that can satisfactorily replace it? Here...

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Tight Security Marks Brooklyn’s 2018 J’Ouvert Celebration

Sep 03, 18 Tight Security Marks Brooklyn’s 2018 J’Ouvert Celebration

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Increased violence over the past few years has forced the New York Police Department to step up security for this year’s J’Ouvert Festival and Celebration. There will be 13 secure entry points into the festival along its 2-mile route. Police will prevent Large bags, backpacks, weapons and alcohol from entering the secure area....

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Brooklyn Raccoons Target of Aerial Vaccination Program

Aug 30, 18 Brooklyn Raccoons Target of Aerial Vaccination Program

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City-dwelling raccoons are certainly a nuisance to human residents, but they can also be dangerous, and even life-threatening if they carry rabies. In order to combat this problem, the New York Department of Health will be distributing vaccinations to protect the raccoons from contracting the disease, which is a danger to all...

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Queens Nazi Deported to Germany After Years of Struggle to Find a Place that Would Take Him

Aug 22, 18 Queens Nazi Deported to Germany After Years of Struggle to Find a Place that Would Take Him

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After 15 years of statelessness, Nazi collaborator Jakiw Palij has finally been deported. It took 14 years to find a country to take him, after his expulsion from the United States was ordered in by a New York federal immigration judge in 2004. Palij’s deportation last Tuesday made him the last surviving Nazi war crime suspect left...

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El Chapo Causing Brooklyn Bridge Back-ups

Aug 16, 18 El Chapo Causing Brooklyn Bridge Back-ups

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Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo, is a Mexican drug kingpin facing trial in a Brooklyn court for crimes, including murder, associated with his criminal dealings. Because of his penchant for escaping prison- twice from maximum security facilities in Mexico- the justice system chose to house him in New York’s most...

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2013 Measles Outbreak Price Tag: $400,000

Aug 06, 18 2013 Measles Outbreak Price Tag: $400,000

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In 2013, after a visit to London where one child contracted measles, the disease spread to 57 additional people, none of who were vaccinated against this childhood disease. According to an inquiry whose results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the outbreak cost the Department of Health and Mental...

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