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No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House' Finally Dead

standard No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House’ Finally Dead

While many people may look at 1882 East 12th Street in Sheepshead Bay–now an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence–they may see neglected land and real estate blight. But it represents something very different to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and neighbors on […]

Brooklynites' Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

standard Brooklynites’ Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

Economic Inequality, Juvenile Justice Issues, Needs of Rising Immigrant Populations A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites portrays residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice […]

Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

standard Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

The federal government not only failed to effectively and timely provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but remains ill-equipped to assist distressed business owners in another natural disaster despite reforms that were passed and should have been implemented, according to a scathing […]

An abandoned home in East New York, Brooklyn (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Exclusive: Real Estate Fraud Ring Gleaning Illicit Rents From Scores of Properties

Slow Moving, Multi-Million Dollar Scheme Exploits Post-Recession Vulnerabilities Scammers claim to “short sell” distressed properties for homeowners, but then rent them, never exchanging title with a bona-fide purchaser Original homeowners left with skyrocketing mortgages, utility bills, but no claim to home as properties are shuffled […]

Author & Illustrator Hosts Large-Scale Painting Collaboration Project With Children at BPL

standard Author & Illustrator Hosts Large-Scale Painting Collaboration Project With Children at BPL

Hervé Tullet, the best-selling author and illustrator of Press Here, took his imagination off the page and into the main hall of Brooklyn Public Library. On Sunday, Tullet joined 200 of Brooklyn’s fledgling artists and readers to paint a lively and colorful mural. The event […]