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Brooklyn neighborhood comes together to bury a stranger

May 4 | Julie Walker Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattered in other states. Would anyone like to contribute items for her funeral, like flowers? This wasn’t a funeral for anyone who lived […]

Megan Adams, in apartment 4E, complains of lack of heat, mold and mice in her apartment. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Most of the buildings owned by city’s worst landlords are in Brooklyn

December 16 | Ned Berke, David Brand and Jonathan Sperling

More than half of the properties owned by New York City’s 10 worst landlords are in Brooklyn, according to a new list published Monday by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Of the 85 properties owned by the 10 worst landlords on the public advocate’s list, 44 are in Brooklyn — accumulating a staggering 5,921 violations from […]

Man shot to death in Flatbush Avenue bodega near Prospect Park

October 11 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A man was fatally shot after an argument broke out inside a Prospect Lefferts Gardens bodega Thursday night, just one block away from Prospect Park. According to police, 41-year-old Dwayne Smith was shot in the chest sometime at around 10 p.m. inside of KHF Supermarket at 709 Flatbush Ave. Smith, who lived nearby on Lennox […]

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