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The Kings County Supreme Court at 320 Jay St., where Justice Vincent Del Giudice sentenced Rudolph Riley to five years of post-release supervision for the fatal shooting of his romantic rival. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

Gowanus grudge: Brooklyn man gets 20 years for love triangle killing

April 12 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following a fatal shooting in 2020 that left a romantic rival dead.  The incident, which took place during a confrontation at an apartment in the Gowanus Houses, resulted from an altercation between the man and his ex-girlfriend. The case concluded with the man’s guilty […]

The city has began to house migrant men in a former factory building along the Gowanus Canal, Dec. 22, 2023.

Migrant Men Move Into Gowanus Shelter Before Planned State Toxin Testing

April 10 | Greg B. Smith, THE CITY

Over the weekend the city’s homeless services agency began housing migrant men in a newly opened 400-bed shelter that sits alongside Brooklyn’s polluted Gowanus Canal — before state environmental officials have begun planned testing of the site for potential toxic contamination. The Department of Social Services declined to say precisely when the six-story former factory […]

Local residents gathered outside the Park Slope Library in 2019 to demand the MTA bring back the B71 bus route. Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon has been fighting for its return since 2010. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Residents of booming ‘South Brooklyn’ want their B71 bus back

February 21 | Mary Frost

Residents of Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, the Columbia Street Waterfront District and Red Hook are calling on the MTA to reconnect their neighborhoods by bringing back the B71 bus — a route that once ran along Union Street, looped around Grand Army Plaza, and continued to Eastern Parkway. They are also pushing for a proposed B81 […]