A Kings County Supreme Court justice dismissed a Brooklyn man’s 2012 conviction for raping a then 32-year-old mentally disabled woman on Thursday, after a review conducted by District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office discovered the defendant also suffered severe mental handicaps. Comment

DA charges East Flatbush man in sex trafficking of 16-year-old girl

Flatbush: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has indicted an East Flatbush man for allegedly forcing a minor into prostitution. Comment

Brooklyn high school students receive free clothing and accessories at annual Prom Dress Giveaway

Flatbush: A Brooklyn politician recently held his 12th annual Prom Dress Giveaway, helping over 300 girls prepare for the big dance. Comments (1)

Slash and snatch: Cops hunting knife-wielding fiend wanted in bloody Prospect Lefferts Gardens purse snatching

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Cops are hunting the knife-wielding wacko who slashed a 53-year-old woman amid a bloody purse snatching in Prospect Lefferts Gardens earlier this month. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Police cuffed a Long Island man accused of selling an 80-year-old Bedford-Stuyvesant woman’s $1 million brownstone home — without her knowledge. Comments (5)

Op-Ed: $101 billion and our future on the line

Op-Ed: With more than 520 miles of coastline, New York City sits on the frontlines of climate change. Comment
Event: This graveyard might be the most lively spot in Brooklyn! Comments (2)
Canarsie: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has indicted four scammers for allegedly selling a Canarsie home which they did not own. Comment

Sheepshead Bay hosts 28th annual BayFest

Event: Sheepshead Bay’s biggest party of the year drew about 20,000 people to Emmons Avenue for the 28th annual BayFest on May 19, according to the event organizer, who called the event a smashing success. Comments (1)
Clinton Hill: Police are investigating a swastika that some bigot drew on a Grand Avenue Jewish Community Center on May 22. Comments (33)
This video contains images of extreme violence, and may be disturbing to some viewers. Comments (2)
Event: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honored three outstanding women at its 101st annual awards dinner on May 15 at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook. Comment
Three women were arrested Tuesday for allegedly forging documents that allowed affordable-housing applicants to bypass a decades-long waiting list for a Coney Island cooperative in exchange for a whopping $874,000 in bribes. Comments (18)

Dead man found in the water near Navy Yard: NYPD

Fort Greene: Police found a man’s body floating in the water off the Navy Yard on May 19. Comments (1)

Brooklyn Bar elects new officers, presents awards at annual meeting

Photo Galleries: Call it raising the bar. Comment

Fair shake: Longtime vegan ice cream shop may get to renew lease thanks to community effort

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The owner of a Prospect Lefferts Gardens vegan ice cream parlor may not get booted from his Flatbush Avenue storefront of 34-years, after more than 1,400 fans of the eatery’s non-dairy delicacies signed a petition demanding the restaurant be allowed to stay. Comments (9)

Rot in jail: Murderers of two Bed-Stuy mothers face life behind bars following conviction

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Two gunmen face life behind bars after a jury found them guilty of murder for slaying two young mothers amid a failed Bedford-Stuyvesant assassination attempt in 2017. Comments (4)

On Brownstoner: New look for 20-Story Montague Street building in Heights needs Landmarks approval

Brooklyn Heights: When they were last in front of the LPC in March, the developers who are planning to bring a 20-story structure to Brooklyn Heights were told they needed to fix a few details... Click to give the full story a read on our sister site, Brownstoner! Read more…
Park Slope: Fitness fanatics the world over gathered in Prospect Park for the 39th-annual Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday, where the runners pushed themselves to the very limit of human endurance — to snag one of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs! Comments (26)
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