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Brooklyn Supreme Court. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Crown Heights man accused of stealing 178 identities in $1M heist attempt

March 20 | Rob Abruzzese

A 28-year-old from Crown Heights was charged in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday on a 229-count indictment for stealing the identities of 178 people in an attempt to rob the Pentagon Federal Credit Union of more than $1 million. Joseph Batrony Jr.’s long list of charges include grand larceny, scheming to defraud, identity theft, falsifying […]

Here's the developers' vision for the Spice Factory project. Rendering via the City Planning Department

Crown Heights Spice Factory development pits labor vs locals

March 13 | Lore Croghan

The planned Spice Factory development at 960 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights South is stirring up tensions between residents and organized labor. While union reps touted the project’s job-generating potential, neighbors and some board members┬árailed against Ian Bruce Eichner’s proposed high-rise at Community Board 9’s Tuesday hearing. Though the board reps said they usually support […]

Marvelous mansions line Doctor's Row, aka President Street in Crown Heights South. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Five favorite sights in Crown Heights South

March 5 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Once upon a time, Brooklyn’s best surgeons congregated on President Street. It became a hot spot for medical professionals to live a century ago and earned the nickname Doctor’s Row, which endures to this day. The blocks of President Street between New York and Kingston avenues in Crown Heights South are lined with graciously designed […]