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The Landmarks Preservation Commission was divided on the use of cantilevers above the Empire State Dairy Company Buildings. Rendering by Dattner Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Cantilever conflict: East New York landmark plan panned

April 16 | Lore Croghan

A sharply divided city Landmarks Preservation Commission told Bushburg Properties to change its design for an affordable housing development that would cantilever over a landmarked East New York dairy with quirky cow murals on its facade. The developer plans to construct the 14-story residential building on the unlandmarked portion of the Empire State Dairy Company […]

Members of New York Police Academy at their July 2018 graduation. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

More than 50 Brooklyn cops have been sued at least four times, data shows

April 8 | Noah Goldberg

More than 50 Brooklyn police officers were hit with four or more federal civil rights lawsuits between January 2015 and June 2018, costing the city millions of dollars in settlements, according to a database compiled by The Legal Aid Society. In East New York’s 75th Precinct – where cops were sued 94 times, more than […]

St. Vincent enjoys his new yard after recovering and being adopted by a loving family. Photo courtesy of NYBC

Remembering St. Vincent: Abused Brooklyn dog left a mark on those who knew him

April 8 | Scott Enman

Saint Vincent, the dog found in a trash bag in East New York with his mouth tied shut in December 2017, passed away in July surrounded by a loving family. On that December night, a passerby noticed sounds and movement coming from a trash bag near Jackie Robinson Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue. The witness contacted […]