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Michael Hall of Brooklyn was accused of purposefully starting five different fires in NYCHA houses in East New York. Photo courtesy of the FDNY

Alleged arsonist behind 5 fires at Brooklyn NYCHA complex arrested

November 14 | Rob Abruzzese

Police arrested a man yesterday in connection with five separate fires that happened earlier this year at a New York City Housing Authority complex in Brooklyn. Michael Hall, a 31-year-old from Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, two counts of arson, one count of criminal possession of a dangerous weapon, two counts of attempted […]

Elsa, a churro vendor at the Broadway Junction subway station, was detained Friday night and her food cart was taken by police. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane

Arrest of subway churro vendor sparks pushback against subway policing

November 12 | Paul Frangipane

After a woman selling churros was arrested at the Broadway Junction station on Friday night, advocates are demanding the city curb what they describe as overly zealous policing of the subway system — starting with the way it deals with vendor permits. A viral video that New York City resident Sofia Newman posted on Twitter […]

Artist Jason Germain, while working on a painting appearing in the exhibition “Seen and Heard” at the Brooklyn Museum through Dec. 16. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

New exhibit at Brooklyn Museum features artists with mental illness

November 1 | Mary Frost

Artists participating in a program for people living with mental illness are exhibiting their paintings at the Brooklyn Museum in a show called “Seen and Heard,” now through Dec. 16. The opening reception takes place Nov. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. Overseen by the Institute for Community Living in East New York in partnership with the […]

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