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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Villavicencio Granted Stay, Deportation Delayed

Jun 25, 18 Villavicencio Granted Stay, Deportation Delayed

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In a follow-up to a story already reported here, Pablo Villavicencio Calderon will not be deported immediately due to the actions of a New York federal judge. After being held at the Fort Hamilton army base in Brooklyn, pizza delivery man Calderon was arrested on June 1 when he could not produce documents attesting to US...

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Brooklyn Restaurants Boycott Fort Hamilton Army Base in Response to Delivery Man’s Arrest by ICE

Jun 13, 18 Brooklyn Restaurants Boycott Fort Hamilton Army Base in Response to Delivery Man’s Arrest by ICE

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Many restaurants across Brooklyn will no longer be making deliveries to the Fort Hamilton army base. The restaurants are reacting to the June 1st arrest of Pablo Villavicencio by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency after being turned in by soldiers at the base. Villavicencio was making a delivery of pizza to the base...

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Pratt Institute of Art Building State of the Art Facility

Jun 05, 18 Pratt Institute of Art Building State of the Art Facility

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Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus is embarking on an ambition building project to create a cutting edge building which will unite its Master of Fine Arts and Photography programs. Chosen to design the facility is the famous architecture firm Allied Works. The new building will not only provide the much-needed space for the school’s...

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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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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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