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Bensonhurst blaze sparks calls for a crackdown on illegal home conversions

March 5 | Paula Katinas

A house fire that displaced 29 people last month is raising new concerns over illegal home conversions in Brooklyn. A group of local elected officials has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Buildings Commissioner Melanie La Rocca urging them to enforce rules against illegal home conversions following a three-alarm fire […]

Sunset Park man killed by hit-and-run driver in Bensonhurst

February 24 | Jaime De Jesus

A 26-year-old man was struck and killed in Bensonhurst in a hit-and-run Sunday morning. According to authorities, on Feb. 23 at around 7:25 a.m., Sunset Park resident Jose Contla was crossing 19th Avenue and 86th Street on foot when a driver in a black sedan fatally struck him.  The driver didn’t stop after hitting Contla […]

A health professional explains how a medical mask must fit in order to be protective. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

As two more in NYC tested for coronavirus, Chinese communities fear hate crimes

February 5 | Mary Frost

Two more people in New York City are being tested for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to five, the city’s Health Department said Wednesday. As the count increases, officials and members of the Asian and Chinese community worry about what they see as an increase in xenophobia in the city. Several days ago […]

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