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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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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Shower Bus for Homeless Proposed for Brooklyn

Feb 11, 18 Shower Bus for Homeless Proposed for Brooklyn

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Modeled on a program now implemented in San Francisco, California, a group called Turning Point Brooklyn is working hard to bring a mobile shower facility to the homeless people of Brooklyn. The bus will be fitted with two shower stalls, toilets sinks and benches, and will travel to and from the usual locations where the homeless...

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Trending with Ashwin Kumar Vasan

It’s always interesting to learn more about the people behind the hedge funds that many New Yorkers invest in. As the Chief Investment Officer and founder of Trend Capital Management LP, Ashwin Kumar Vasan brings an extensive background in finance to his current work. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Nebraska and...

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Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebrated in Brooklyn

Jan 16, 18 Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebrated in Brooklyn

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of one of the greatest leaders of modern times,  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he would have lived until today, he would have turned 89 years old. It is hard to imagine in what ways the world would be different if he had indeed lived his life out until its full...

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Revamped Brooklyn Basketball Courts Name in Memory of Rapper Biggie

Aug 03, 17 Revamped Brooklyn Basketball Courts Name in Memory of Rapper Biggie

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Brooklyn honored one of its own last week when Councilman Robert Cornegy officiated at a ceremony naming a Bedford-Stuyvesant basketball court after rap singer B.I.G. The courts are within the boundaries of the Crispus Attucks Playground at Fulton Street and Classon Avenue. Their official name is, “Christopher “Biggie” Wallace...

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