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  1. City Pledges $51M to Garment Industry Amid Controversial Zoning ProposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | DNAinfo.com

    The city plans to invest millions of dollars in the garment manufacturing industry as part of a "support package" that will include grants for businesses that relocate to Brooklyn. The Economic Development Corporation on Friday announced a 10-year, $51.3 million plan that aims to "stabilize and strengthen" the "declining" industry currently centered in Midtown.

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  2. Police Knew About Issues at Club Where Man Was Killed and Didn't Warn SLARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 24 | DNAinfo.com

    Police knew about criminal activity and unruly behavior at a club where a Bronx coke dealer was fatally shot for at least six months, but didn't warn the State Liquor Authority - though they are required to under the law, officials said. Jamsee Virk, 73, and Michael Laboy, 39, the owners of Brooklyn Asylum, were arrested in August 2016 and charged with operating an unlicensed bottle club, illegal alcohol sale, operating an after hours club, criminal nuisance and unlawful misconduct, police confirmed.

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  3. Garment District Zoning Changes Would 'Devastate' Industry, Critics SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 24 | DNAinfo.com

    A proposal to eliminate preservation rules for manufacturing space in the Garment District while enticing workers to relocate to Brooklyn would "devastate" an industry that's already "on the brink of collapse," critics of the plan said. Representatives from the city's Economic Development Corporation and Department of City Planning on Wednesday presented plans to introduce zoning changes to the Special Garment Center District , including the lifting of a rule that requires building owners to preserve space for manufacturing.

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  4. True or False? Opting Out Could Mean Big Problems for Your Child and SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Testing season kicks off next week for the more than 400,000 third through eighth graders in city schools, as a growing number of parents are considering whether to opt their kids out of the high-pressure tests. Fewer than 3 percent of students opted out of last year's tests, according to the Department of Education.

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  5. 'Made by Refugee' Labels Pop Up on Sriracha, Books and Records Around NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Photographer Kien Quan and his creative partner Jillian Young have traveled from borough to borough slapping goods with "made by refugee" stickers, from bottles of Sriracha chili sauce in an Astoria grocery store to books by Sigmund Freud and copies of the Bible at famed East Village shop The Strand - and they documented it all on camera so the project will live on past the stickers' shelf lives. "I just had a thought, 'If this refugee didn't come over and create Sriracha, nobody in Brooklyn would be saying 'This is the newest rage,'" said Quan of the iconic sauce created by Vietnamese refugee David Tran.

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  6. Gowanus Rezoning Must Reverse Rapid Loss of Affordable Housing: AdvocatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Advocates have found that Gowanus has lost 22 percent of its rent-stabilized units in recent years, and on Wednesday they demanded that any rezoning of the neighborhood reverse that trend. Neighborhood advocates announced a coalition that will speak up for the needs of longtime low-income residents as the city mulls whether to rezone the mostly industrial neighborhood to allow for new market-rate housing.

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  7. City Heads to Court Friday to Defend Opening of Crown Heights ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    The city is facing a court hearing Friday to explain to a judge why it should be allowed to open a new shelter in Crown Heights despite strong opposition from residents taking legal action against the facility. The case could be one of the first tests for a plan by Mayor Bill de Blasio to open 90 new shelters citywide in hopes of reducing New York's current record-high homeless population - about 60,000 people at last count - by 2,500 in five years.

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  8. City Votes To Shutter 5 Renewal Schools, Merge Others Amid PushbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    City officials voted Wednesday to close five of its struggling schools in The Bronx and Brooklyn despite strong opposition from elected officials, parents, teachers and students who called on the Department of Education to reconsider. The city's Panel for Educational Policy approved the shuttering of J.H.S. 145 Arturo Toscanini; the Leadership Institute; and the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts and Design in The Bronx; along with M.S. 584 and the Essence School in Brooklyn.

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  9. City's Only Republican Congressman Unsure if He'll Vote for Health PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Rep. Dan Donovan met with Trump on Tuesday to discuss plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and told NY1 after he has "deep and serious concerns" about the proposal. Potential tax increases to New Yorkers and the impact on the Medicaid program under the Republicans' American Health Care Act, which Trump is trying to push through quickly, have Donovan unsure if he'll vote for it.

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  10. Lawyer of Drunken NYPD Agent Says Bridge Crash Not Caused by Booze: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    The lawyer representing the drunk, off-duty NYPD traffic agent who killed a 21-year-old girl when he crashed his car on the Williamsburg Bridge last week has argued bad road conditions - not alcohol - are to blame for the tragedy, according to reports. Stefan Hoyte, 26, was charged with drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter for the fatal crash that killed Amanda Miner the morning of March 16, with sources saying his blood alcohol content was .103 - well above the legal limit of .08.

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  11. Sexual Assault Task Force Headed to 14 Brooklyn Colleges, DA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    The acting Brooklyn District Attorney will begin working with college campuses to raise awareness on sexual assault, better coordinate with faculty and bolster services for survivors of sexual violence, officials said. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez rolled out his Campus Sexual Assault Response Initiative, the first of its kind in New York City, last week.

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  12. Mayor Blames Trump's Election for Spike in Subway Hate CrimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the election of President Trump for a 340 percent jump in reports of hate crimes on the subway this year. "There's no question this sudden increase in bias incidents is directly related to the hateful rhetoric we heard during the election season," de Blasio told reporters in Downtown Brooklyn Tuesday. 3 comments

  13. 'Unique' Concessionaires Needed For Two New Downtown Brooklyn Food StandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Entrepreneurs with local flare and unique menus are wanted for two new food stands in Downtown Brooklyn 's public plazas. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is looking for local food businesses to operate the new kiosks at Albee Square and Willoughby Plaza, according the partnership's officials.

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  14. Here Are the Most and Least Competitive Neighborhoods for NYC Home BuyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Weary house hunters, take heart: Buyers looking at the price range from $600,000 to $800,000 - which tends to be the most popular price point in the city - had more leverage in some Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods when it came to negotiating better prices, one study found. As price growth cools and bidding wars recede, a recent StreetEasy analysis of 2016 sales data found five areas where buyers had the upper hand.

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  15. Tolls to Rise at City Bridges and Tunnels This SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The price hikes will affect the Verrazano, Robert F. Kennedy, Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges, as well as the Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels. The cost to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will climb from $16 to $17 for drivers paying cash, and from $11.08 to $11.52 for drivers with an E-ZPass, as part of the MTA's latest fare and toll hikes.

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  16. Wave of Luxury Real Estate Coming to Sunset Park, Experts SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A townhouse recently sold in Sunset Park for $2.05 million - the neighborhood's highest townhose price to date, and the first in what experts expect will be a growing number of high-priced sales in the area. The 2,800-square-foot townhouse at 439 36th St .

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  17. Drunken NYPD Agent Was Driving 60 MPH Before Fatal Bridge Crash, DA RevealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Amanda Miner, who was studying to be a social worker, was sitting in the back seat of a 2013 Infiniti G37 driven by Stefan Hoyte, 26, when he sped at up to 60 mph toward Brooklyn on the bridge before hitting a barrier and then a support column that halved the car about 3:15 a.m., police said. The crash severed Miner's body in two and flung her into the road, the Manhattan District Attorney 's office wrote in Hoyte's criminal complaint, released after his arraignment Thursday night.

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  18. New Facility for Homeless Families Opening in Belmont, City SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A new facility for homeless families is opening in the neighborhood, the city said, the fifth among 90 shelters to open citywide as part of an overhaul of the Department of Homeless Services. The residence, located at a new building at 2346 Prospect Ave. in Belmont, will have a total of 34 apartments for families with children, according to the city and the property's developer Mark Stagg.

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  19. $15 High-Speed Internet Now Available to Low-Income New YorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Low income families and seniors can now access high-speed internet for much less than the going rate, thanks to a new offering by Charter. Starting Thursday, eligible residents can sign up for Charter's Spectrum Internet Assist at 30 megabytes per second for $14.99 per month.

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  20. Supportive Housing for Homeless Women and Children Planned for Bed-StuyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Providence House - a nonprofit organization that provides residences and support for homeless individuals and women recently released from prison - is planning two developments on Hancock and Halsey streets. A total of 21 units at 178 Halsey St. and 243 Hancock St. near Marcy Avenue would assist residents with case management services, including parenting and financial skills.

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