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On fire! If votive candles were votes, Liz Warren would win

August 30 | Lore Croghan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is trending in Brooklyn β€” as a votive candle. Sales of $14 candles that depict the Democratic Presidential primary candidate as a Catholic saint are surging at a Prospect Lefferts Gardens gift shop called Awesome Brooklyn. β€œShe came from worst to first,” store owner Vanessa Raptopoulos told the Brooklyn Eagle. By rising […]

Flatbush Avenue is peppered with Caribbean-themed shops and restaurants β€” for instance, Tropical Twist Bakery, which is the second storefront from right. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Comedy, crafts and Caribbean cuisine on Flatbush Avenue

August 27 | Lore Croghan

Labor Day is coming soon and with it, the West Indian Day Parade. Spectators who want to go to the festivities wearing flag-themed clothing that pays homage to a Caribbean country can buy it on Flatbush Avenue. The vendors at Flatbush Caton Market sell shirts, skirts, dresses, bikinis and accessories emblazoned with flag designs and […]

Richard Hall (front) and Eddie Martins (back) leave Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday after Justice Danny Chun set a Sep. 9 court date for their trial. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg.

City pays out $20k in separate lawsuit against Brooklyn cop accused of 2017 rape

August 12 | Noah Goldberg

One of the Brooklyn cops accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in the back of a police car in 2017 after a traffic stop was also sued for the alleged unlawful arrest and assault of another woman just months earlier, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The city settled the lawsuit for […]

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