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How an abandoned brooklyn lot will become a hub for student learning, urban agriculture

October 19 | Julien Shen-Berro, Chalkbeat

After a decadelong effort, the city will transform a once-abandoned lot into a communal gardening and learning space for students and local residents in Brooklyn’s Bergen Beach. The city broke ground on the 2.2-acre garden last year, and construction is now underway, said District 22 Superintendent Julia Bove, who has been working on the garden’s […]

New Jersey man convicted of 2016 murder of rookie Rikers guard

October 21 | Noah Goldberg

A New Jersey man was convicted on Monday for the 2016 murder of his ex-girlfriend outside her home in Bergen Beach. Keon Richmond tracked 25-year-old Alastasia Bryan’s movements with a GPS device he placed on her car days before the murder, prosecutors said during the trial. Bryan was getting ready to travel from her home in […]

The NYC Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in Brooklyn and Queens Thursday night. But what is in that spray, and is it safe to breathe? AP file photo by Rick Bowmer

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus Thursday night

September 5 | Mary Frost

City Department of Health trucks will be out again Thursday night spraying pesticide mist in parts of Brooklyn and Queens to kill mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. Thursday night and 6 a.m. Friday morning, weather permitting. This is the sixth time this summer the city […]