A coalition of community groups and unions have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop construction at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn on charges that construction workers are being paid poverty-level wages. The groups demand that a study be carried out to determine the socioeconomic impact of the workers’ low wages on the surrounding […]
Shaniesha Forbes, a 14-year-old whose body was found naked and charred on Gerritsen Beach on Jan. 6, was murdered an autopsy has determined. A medical examiner said the death was caused by “homicidal asphyxiation.” Forbes’ family will hold a press conference today to ask for the public’s help in catching the killer. Read more at […]
The Brooklyn Half Marathon which is taking place in May this time will have a change of route to end at Coney Island this year. The change has been made to bolster businesses along the iconic beach, who have been rebuilding after suffering great damage because of Hurricane Sandy. More than 20,000 runners are expected […]
The hairdresser who gave Rihanna her iconic red hair intends to open a hair salon in Fort Greene this month. Ursula Stephen, who grew up in Crown Heights and still lives in Brooklyn, hopes to cater to both white and black women. Read More at DNAInfo.
A Pit Bull mix, who spent a year on death row after biting a young girl, has been granted amnesty. Saved by an animal rights group, Brooklyn,who is eight-years-old and deaf, will not be allowed to return to his namesake borough. Read more at the New York Daily News.
A Brooklyn Navy yard counter and tabletop factory reopened this week after Hurricane Sandy submerged it six months ago. IceStone lost close to $1 million of equipment, including 70 motors and 5,000 electrical relays. But intrepid workers, many with company shares, have restarted production. Read more at The New York Times.
Beastie Boy fans were successful in getting their neighborhood playground renamed after the late Adam Yauch, a Brooklyn Heights native. Palmetto Park will be officially called Adam Yauch in a ceremony this Friday. Read more at The New York Post.
The 255-pound wreckage believed to be from a plane that flew into the Twin Towers on 9/11 was removed from lower Manhattan by the NYPD today to their property clerk’s office in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The debris was discovered last week. Read more at The Chicago Tribune.
Jamal Staton, 38, was arrested for allegedly stabbing his younger brother seven times with a kitchen knife on Tuesday evening when the two got into an argument while drinking. He has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Read more at The New York Daily News.
The city is launching a new program to promote breastfeeding in Brooklyn and is offering a $70,000 salary to anyone interested in managing it. The program will target the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville and will provide home visits, consultations, and support groups to raise awareness among both moms and dads on the benefits of […]