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This 'eyesore' at 8658 16th Ave. was a city Health Department building

Bath Beach
If you squint at this former city Department of Health property, you can imagine it was a respectable building, useful to the neighborhood – before it was left to rot. … Full Article
 

85 Bay 8th St. 'should be condemned'

Bath Beach
Back in the day, it was the nicest house on the block, the neighbors say. Boy, does that feel like a long time ago. … Full Article
 

Coney Island photographers featured in gallery exhibit

Coney Island
Coney Island has long been a photographer’s paradise, from the era of the grand hotels before World War I, to the amusement area’s heyday as a destination for working-class New Yorkers from the 1920s through the 1950s, to its current rebirth. … Full Article
 

Lincoln motivated by Lance Stephenson during borough finals

Coney Island
Members of the Lincoln Railsplitters all thought that he should have been at the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, but they had the next best thing instead — Indiana Pacer and Lincoln High School alumn  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn mom, 19, facing charges in son's death

Sheepshead Bay
A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son. The medical examiner on Tuesday determined that Jayden Smith died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. … Full Article
 

Two Brooklyn men freed after two decades in prison on wrongful conviction

Coney Island
Two men wrongly convicted for a triple murder have been freed after spending more than two decades in prison. Anthony Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson were released Thursday after a Brooklyn judge overturned their convictions based on new DNA evidence. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Cyclones & MCU Park to host 2014 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

Coney Island
The Brooklyn Cyclones will host the 10th annual New York-Penn League All-Star Game this coming summer. MCU Park, which hosted the first-ever New York-Penn League All-Star Game in 2005, will once again welcome the best the league has to offer on Tuesday, Aug. 19th. … Full Article
 

Council freshmen flex their muscles

Coney Island
A lawmaker usually has to be on the City Council a few years before having any real clout. But two of the council’s “youngsters” are bucking conventional political wisdom by moving up far and fast. … Full Article
 

Company that cleaned Sheepshead Bay theater penalized for underpaying workers

Sheepshead Bay
New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday announced the conviction and sentencing of Jose Hector Hernandez Gramajo, the owner of Royal Commercial Cleaning, which cleaned the United Artists Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 Movie Theater in Sheepshead Bay.  … Full Article
 

Brook-Krasny speaks out against boycott of Israel

Coney Island
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-Coney Island-Bay Ridge) denounced a boycott of Israel organized by the American Studies Association and showed his disgust with the academic group by sponsoring legislation to prohibit colleges from using state aid to fund organizations that have passed reso … Full Article
 

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