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  1. Bushwick Super Found in Shallow Grave 'Protected' His Tenants, Friends SayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | DNAInfo.com

    When a resident of the Lindsey Park complex, where Rivera once worked as a security guard, had a stalker, Rivera stepped in. "As a woman, when people think you're by yourself and you don't have anyone, they want to take advantage you," explained the tenant, Barbara Williams, 50, who added that even after going to police, the man still followed her to the subway and lingered outside her apartment door.

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  2. Family Mourns 91-Year-Old Bed-Stuy Man Killed in Home InvasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 20 | DNAInfo.com

    Waldiman Thompson, 91, was laid to rest on at the Hanson Place Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Fort Greene, a little more than a week after he died during a push-in robbery in which he and his 100-year-old wife, Ethlin Thompson, were trussed while the crooks ransacked their Decatur Street apartment. In an emotional funeral service, Thompson's children and grandchildren remembered him as a loving family man and resourceful machinist, who built all the equipment for his first wife's hair salon in their native Jamaica, according to his son, Delroy Thompson.

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  3. Brooklyn Retail Rents Rising Even as Small Businesses Struggle, Report SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 20 | DNAInfo.com

    Though retailers across the country are having a dismal time as Amazon increasingly lures shoppers online, Brooklyn's main retail corridors are still in demand, according to an analysis by the Real Estate Board of New York . Foot traffic is increasing in many parts of the borough thanks to new hotels, offices, and residential development, according to the report released this week, with retailers eyeing rapidly changing areas including Bushwick and Crown Heights.

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  4. LIC, Midtown West Among 4 Neighborhoods Pitched by City for Next Amazon HQRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 19 | DNAinfo.com

    City officials pitched locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens as potential sites for Amazon to open its new headquarters in a bid to lure the retail giant to the Big Apple. The city submitted its proposal Wednesday for the company's planned $5 billion campus , offering up Midtown West, Long Island City, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and Lower Manhattan, according to the city's Economic Development Corp. Those neighborhoods were selected based on more than two-dozen proposals the EDC received since asking for submissions last month .

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  5. Staten Island Democrat Outraises All GOP Competitors in Congressional BidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 17 | DNAInfo.com

    Despite its reputation as the deep red borough, a Democratic newcomer has just outraised the entire combined field of Staten Island candidates lining up for next year's congressional race. Next November's race for the seat, which represents Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, is already shaping up to be an interesting one - not just with disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm stepping back in , but with Army veteran and Purple Heart winner Max Rose raising more funds in the most recent reporting period than all of his competitors combined.

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  6. PHOTOS: 1908 Brownsville Church Reduced to RubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 17 | DNAInfo.com

    A century-old Catholic church in Brownsville has been torn down despite fervent efforts by preservationists and former parishioners to save it. Our Lady of Loreto , built at the corner of Pacific and Sackman streets in 1908, has been mostly razed in order to make way for a low-income housing development, Patch reported .

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  7. Red Hook Takes Top Spot as Brooklyn's Priciest Neighborhood, Report SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 17 | DNAInfo.com

    With its smattering of new high-end homes, Red Hook has snatched the crown from DUMBO to become Brooklyn's priciest neighborhood, a new real estate report shows. The area's median sales price was $1.92 million for just seven transactions that closed in the past quarter, besting DUMBO's $1.585 million median price for its 27 closings, according to a third quarter analysis of sales data from - Property Shark .

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  8. Luxury Buildings in Williamsburg and LIC Ignore Fair Housing Laws: LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 17 | DNAInfo.com

    The controversial developer currently requesting the city's permission to build a sprawling apartment complex in the Broadway Triangle has routinely flaunted federal fair housing laws meant to make new buildings accessible for disabled New Yorkers, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit. Three large apartments buildings with about 725 apartments constructed by the Williamsburg-based developer The Rabsky Group since 2011 in North Brooklyn and Long Island City are not accessible to people in wheelchairs for a slew of reasons, like internal steps and narrow doorways, according to the Fair Housing Justice Center who sued the developer in July.

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  9. Poor Black Communities Targeted for Turnstile-Jumping Arrests, Report SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | DNAInfo.com

    Those who live in a poor, mostly black neighborhoods are far more likely to get arrested for jumping a turnstile than in other parts of the city, according to a report released Monday by an advocacy group. Police arrested more turnstile jumpers per capita at four train stops in East New York, which is 52 percent black, and Brownsville, which is 76 percent black, than anywhere else in the borough, according to the report by the nonprofit Community Service Society.

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  10. Signal Problems Spark Widespread Subway Delays and Crowding, MTA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | DNAInfo.com

    Signal issues near Rockefeller Center sparked a series of delays, crowding and other service changes along subway lines across four boroughs Monday morning, according to the MTA . I was about going to be about 20mins early to work, but here comes the MTA pic.twitter.com/cp76vMcV0t B trains were not running between Norwood-205th Street and Coney Island in either direction, while M trains were not running between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Delancey Street either way, the MTA said.

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  11. Vance Faces Write-In Challenger as Weinstein Scandal MountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | DNAInfo.com

    Marc Fliedner, a former candidate for Brooklyn District Attorney, is running as a write-in challenger against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. as Vance, who will appear on the ballot unopposed, is beset by scandals related to dropping investigations into Harvey Weinstein and Eric and Ivanka Trump Marc Fliedner , a left-wing former prosecutor who was knocked out of the running in the Brooklyn Democratic primary in September, announced Wednesday that he hopes to unseat Vance, who will appear on the ballot unopposed on Nov. 7. "No one should run unopposed, especially as it relates to the district attorney, which has no term limits and a long history of becoming entrenched for decades," Fliedner told DNAinfo New York.

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  12. Brooklyn District Manager Facing Stalking Allegations Hastens ResignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | DNAInfo.com

    Wednesday marked the last day on the job for the longtime Brooklyn community board district manager accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend, the board's chairman announced at an evening meeting. Craig Hammerman was set to step down on Oct. 20 from his 27-year-long stint as Community Board 6's district manager, he initially said in an emailed statement to the board Friday.

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  13. 'Arepa Lady' Moves to New Space but Starbucks Blocks it From Selling CoffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | DNAInfo.com

    The Arepa Lady restaurant has found a new home - but it's new neighbor Starbucks will have a say over its menu. The Colombian food cart, which lost the lease for its first brick-and-mortar restaurant, won't be allowed to serve coffee at its new digs due a clause added by the neighboring mega-chain prohibiting the sale of java.

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  14. Home Prices Rise in Brooklyn and Queens While Rents Drop, Figures ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | DNAInfo.com

    Home sales prices in Brooklyn continued to rise in the past quarter, while rents dipped, according to market reports from top brokerage firms. Brooklyn's median sales price - representing the midpoint of the market - rose 7.5 percent over the past 12 months to $790,000, according to a report released Tuesday from Douglas Elliman .

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  15. NYPD Targets Cyclists and Goes Easy On Truckers In Williamsburg, Data ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | DNAInfo.com

    Bicyclists were hit with twice as many traffic tickets as commercial truck drivers in Williamsburg's 90th Precinct so far this year, and more than any other precinct in North Brooklyn, according to NYPD data. Between January and Sept.

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  16. 'Bad Seed' Cider Tap Room to Open in Crown HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The makers of Bad Seed cider are opening a tap room in Crown Heights later this month - the first outside the farm cidery at Wilklow Orchards in Highland, N.Y. where they grow the drink's apples, the company said. The Brooklyn location will be a showcase for the many types of cider produced at the more than 200-year-old farm run by six generations of Wilklows, including Bad Seed co-founder Albert Wilklow.

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  17. Impaled Pumpkins Returning To Cobble Hill for Halloween After 3-Year HiatusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | DNAInfo.com

    A buffet of skewered pumpkins will return to a Cobble Hill street corner after a three year hiatus, said the Brooklyn artist behind the Halloween installation. In 1998 artist Jane Greengold started impaling pumpkins on the spiked-top iron fence in front of her home on the corner of Kane Street and Strong Place.

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  18. Brooklyn District Manager to Resign After Charge of Stalking GirlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | DNAInfo.com

    The Brooklyn community board leader who is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend has given his two-week notice to the board, his attorney confirmed Monday. After 27 years as Community Board 6's district manager, Craig Hammerman is stepping down from the position to pursue other opportunities, his lawyer told DNAinfo New York.

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  19. Homeless Placed in New Hotel Sites Despite City's Pledge to Phase Them OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | DNAInfo.com

    The city is still using commercial hotels to house homeless New Yorkers, despite a pledge last year to phase them out following a fatal stabbing at a homeless hotel. In recent weeks, homeless shelters have popped up at hotels in Williamsburg , Sunnyside and Kew Gardens , to the dismay of some neighbors and elected officials who say they were given little warning about the plans.

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  20. Student Stabbed in Front of Flatbush High School, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | DNAinfo.com

    A student was stabbed in the stomach outside his Flatbush Avenue high school Thursday afternoon after dismissal, officials said The 19-year-old was attacked at about 2:45 p.m. right outside Erasmus Hall, which sits at the corner of Flatbush and Church avenues, according to the NYPD and a spokeswoman from the union representing school safety agents. The victim walked back into the school after the stabbing and was taken to Kings County Hospital, said an FDNY spokeswoman and the union rep.

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