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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Ride-Share Scooters Arrive in Brooklyn

Jul 31, 18 Ride-Share Scooters Arrive in Brooklyn

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Startup Revel Transit introduced 68 mopeds in Greenpoint, Bushwick and Williamsburg on Monday, and they seem to be a hit. Using an app on their smartphones, customers wishing to race around Brooklyn can simply reserve an electric bike and retrieve it within 15 minutes from its parking place. If this trial run goes well Revel will...

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Janet Jackson in Brooklyn Filming While Touring the US

Jul 24, 18 Janet Jackson in Brooklyn Filming While Touring the US

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After her performance during her State of the World Tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Janet Jackson headed to Brooklyn to film a new music video. She is now on the road, bringing her music to fans across the United States- but she had time for a detour to Brooklyn. Being 52 has not slowed down Janet at all. She was seen filming...

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Seventeenth Century Play on its Way to Brooklyn, Naked

Jul 16, 18 Seventeenth Century Play on its Way to Brooklyn, Naked

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Torn Out Theater will be performing the 1677 classic written by Aphra Behn, The Rover—with a twist. It will be performed, selectively, in the nude. You might be wondering if it is legal to perform in the public sphere, such as Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, even if it is completely free, is legal? Visitors to the park are indeed legally...

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Women Directors Shine in Brooklyn

Jul 06, 18 Women Directors Shine in Brooklyn

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The Second Annual Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival was held over the weekend at the end of June at the underground bar in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The event was billed as “run by women, about women, and for everyone.” During the weekend four programs were screened, each composed of ten short films. Most featured female...

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