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The Brooklyn Detention Center. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Borough-based jail plan fails first test as community board rejects recommendation

May 9 | Noah Goldberg

In a decision that came down to a single vote, Brooklyn Community Board 2 decided not to support a modified version of the city’s plan to expand the Brooklyn Detention Complex Wednesday night, after a contentious meeting where the board’s chairman threatened to have rowdy community members escorted out by security. It was an important […]

Councilmember Inez Barron has introduced two bills that aim to help out residents who have been inconvenienced by movie and film production. DUMBO, shown above, is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn to film. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Neighborhoods flooded by film crews could get relief under a proposed ‘Bill of Rights’

May 2 | Mary Frost

It’s one of the most frequent complaints made by residents of Brooklyn’s scenic neighborhoods: film crews and their paraphernalia flooding local streets, taking up parking and disrupting deliveries to local businesses. New York City Councilmember Inez Barron says that beleaguered New Yorkers deserve a “Bill of Rights” protecting them from such incursions. Barron, who represents […]

Capsaicin, the active component of chili peppers, can make people feel high. Photo via Pexels

Want to get high? Try hot sauce.

April 12 | Scott Enman

Ed Currie has been clean for many years. As a recovering addict, he can no longer indulge in drugs or alcohol, but he can turn to a different substance to get his fix: hot sauce. “I’m high as a kite,” the owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company and cultivator of the world’s hottest peppers announced to […]

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