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Woodhull Medical Center. ©2018 Google Maps photo

Keith Haring mural at Woodhull Hospital restored by art conservators

October 25 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Art conservators from the Fine Arts Conservation Group have been coming to Woodhull Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant to restore a section of a mural in the hospital lobby by the late Keith Haring, a well-known street artist, muralist and political activist. The company was hired to perform a complete restoration of the mural in 2002, according […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner O’Neill said on Thursday that July was the safest month in NYC on record, though gang murders and shootings were up in northern Brooklyn. Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

July was NYC’s safest ever, but gang violence up in northern Brooklyn

August 3 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

New York City has been unusually safe this summer. Crime was down across the city last month, making July 2018 the safest on record. This trend was not true in northern Brooklyn, however, where young gang members committed a quarter of all the murders in the city in July. The city has made “remarkable gains […]

The intersection of Livonia and New Jersey avenues. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

Off-duty NYPD officer wounds man who tried to rob him in East New York

August 2 | Associated Press

The New York Police Department says an off-duty officer has shot and wounded a man who tried to rob him in Brooklyn. Police say the 21-year-old man was in stable condition after he was shot in the mouth early Thursday. It happened at the intersection of Livonia and New Jersey avenues. The officer was taken […]