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The bartender at The Brazen Head bar pours a drink on March 16, 2020, the last night of their service for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo previously ordered all bars and restaurants would have to close by 8 p.m. on the 16th. They could continue with takeout and delivery. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

‘Here’s to 2020’: Brooklynites share one last round in the time of coronavirus

March 19 | Mary Frost

By order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Monday was the last night bars were allowed to be open in New York City due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. That evening, many establishments in Brooklyn were filled with customers trying to get in a final drink — despite warnings that social distancing was necessary in the time […]

See inside Mike Bloomberg’s new Brooklyn campaign office

February 12 | Scott Enman

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened a campaign office in Boerum Hill on Monday. The new space at 535 Atlantic Ave. will be open daily and will focus on connecting Bloomberg’s “extensive network of supporters and allies” in the borough, according to his campaign team. The location will be […]

Could rolling back bail reform change the plan to close Rikers?

January 8 | Mary Frost

Advocates for closing Rikers and opening smaller borough-based jails are beginning to fret over the push to roll back some of the provisions of the bail law reforms that went into effect on Jan. 1, saying the contentious plan was carefully crafted using population estimates that included the impact of bail reform. A source at […]

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