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The laundromat is located on Clarendon Road between Schenectady Avenue and East 48th Street in East Flatbush.Photo via Google Street View

5 from Queens indicted for Brooklyn laundromat owner’s murder

April 3 |  Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the indictment of five Queens residents on Tuesday for the murder and robbery of an East Flatbush laundromat owner, captured on surveillance video. The individuals, identified as Ronnie Butler, 46; Luis Mercado, 48; Zecharyah Slay, 16; Shaleek Riddick, 19; and Diante Stinson, 20, are charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery, weapon […]

Joshua Hurley-Curran and Rebeccah Brann performing a short work inspired by the 1940’s classic film “Casablanca.” Photo: Marla Hirokawa

Covenant Ballet Theatre’s ‘Cocktail Caper’ honors those who support Brooklyn’s best-kept secret’

March 25 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

BROOKLYN’S GRAVESEND neighborhood is home to the Covenant Ballet Theatre, which on Thursday, March 21, hosted its second annual “Cocktail Caper” gala/fundraiser at the Riverside Church in upper Manhattan. Considered “one of the best-kept secrets in Brooklyn,” and founded in 1987, Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn has trained hundreds of students, aged three through adult, from […]

Swing line dance with Marla Hirokawa at CBT Cocktail Caper. Photos by Jaime Gamez.

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South Brooklyn ballet company hosts its second annual “Cocktail Caper”

March 25 | Wayne Daren Schneiderman

GRAVESEND — Nestled away in the south-central section of Brooklyn, Gravesend, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the borough, is a quiet, working-class area with a rich history and diverse population. However, it also boasts “one of the best-kept secrets in Brooklyn” — Covenant Ballet Theatre. This, according to Sonia Jones, the company’s executive director. […]