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Bernie Sanders high School newspaper

Before he was a candidate, Bernie Sanders was a Brooklyn high school track star

February 18 | Noah Singer

The Brooklyn Public Library has digitized nearly 1,000 newspapers published between 1853 and 1994 by New York City high school students, including one featuring a young track star named Bernie Sanders, among other notable Brooklynites.  The newly archived collection, comprised primarily of papers dating from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, provides an opportunity to “see the […]

Cryptocurrency con lands Sheepshead Bay programmer in prison

November 19 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A Sheepshead Bay computer programmer and cryptocurrency promoter was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for conspiring to commit fraud. According to officials, 39-year-old Maksim Zaslavskiy and others fraudulently marketed a pair of ICOs, or initial coin offerings, to the public during what Crain’s New York called “Bitcoin mania” in 2017. ICOs, a type […]

Construction started on-site at the Brigham Street site in November 2018, seven years after design officially started. Photo by Theresa Gaffney

10 years later, still no park for Sheepshead neighbors. They’ve lost hope.

November 11 | Theresa Gaffney

The lot at the corner of Brigham Street and Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn has sat vacant for more than a decade while talk of a park persisted for just as long. But even after a year of construction, many locals say they’ll believe it when they see it. “They’re so slow; you don’t know what […]

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