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The Health Department is warning of an ongoing outbreak of measles in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, fueled in part by anti-vaccine propaganda promoted by religious leaders and organizations. [ more  Read more

Because Detective Pikachu is coming, check out today’s end-of-day links: inspiration quote writing, Brooklyn teens protest Facebookification of high school, inbox zero, Trumpy Bear, dog hiking, Nazi salute prom photo,  Read more

Community activists in Flatbush say the NYPD is failing to properly investigate a racist subway attack over the weekend, in which a woman was stabbed by a white man who  Read more

Sumo Stew @ Brooklyn Brewery [ more › ] Read more

Joe Lhota’s work is apparently done. The chairman of the MTA announced on Friday that he has resigned from the position, a surprise to many after he insisted last month  Read more

The killing of a man inside a Target store occurred after the victim and others allegedly chased someone while wielding a “large knife,” police say. [ more › ]  Read more

Have you heard about this sidewalk? No, I don’t expect you have—it’s just another stretch of Brooklyn sidewalk, after all, just another drop in Bushwick’s street art bucket. Just a  Read more


Have you heard about this sidewalk? No, I don’t expect you have—it’s just another stretch of Brooklyn sidewalk, after all, just another drop in Bushwick’s street art bucket. Just  Read more

Thanks to the efforts and hyperactive interest of Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo, the Internet’s largest retail platform may soon set up shop (or, one half of shop?) in Queens—so goes  Read more

A 26-year-old man was killed in a shooting at a downtown Brooklyn shopping center late Wednesday night. [ more › ] Read more

An untold number of New York City voters had a frustrating time at the polls yesterday: Scanners buckled under the demands of so much civic duty done, tasked with accommodating  Read more

It wasn’t quite a “blue wave,” but it was enough to lap the shores of southern Brooklyn on Tuesday night, where Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes appears to have unseated 16-year  Read more

The driver who ran a red light and killed two young children crossing the street with their mothers was found dead in her Staten Island apartment on Tuesday. Police believe  Read more

Immediately after Donald Trump was elected president, progressives across New York state turned their desperate eyes towards Albany, eager to learn how their state government would help defend them against  Read more

UPDATE: Public Advocate Letitia James has become the first woman of color to be elected to statewide office in New York and will be the next state Attorney General. The  Read more


Did you vote? Are every single one of your friends and relatives and freshman college roommates voting today? Does everyone in your field of vision have an “I VOTED”  Read more

Jury selection in the trial of notorious alleged drug kingpin El Chapo, born Joaquin Guzman, began Monday morning in Brooklyn, kicking off what promises to be an extended legal battle.  Read more

So many things are too good to be true, especially when dealing with the overflowing back alley garbage bin that is Craigslist. But while you may not snag that internship  Read more

A man who had interned for former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime and making graffiti for allegedly writing, “Die Jew Rats,”  Read more


Good Marts, an upscale convenience store which now has a location in NYC, may be opening more outposts here in the near future. Michigan native, PR veteran, and the  Read more

A progressive political event hosted by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer was abruptly cancelled on Thursday night, after anti-Semitic messages—including “die Jew rats,” “Kill all Jews,” and “Hitler”—were found in the  Read more

A weekly Yiddish newspaper serving Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox community is once again facing criticism for preventing women from appearing in its pages. [ more › ] Read more


New Yorkers take their Halloween celebrations very seriously, whether they’re dressing up their dogs, their police precincts, or their pizza places. As we love to do every year, we  Read more

As has been factually established many times over, New York is *very good* at conjuring up Halloween frights: Here we have this Prospect Park (murder) house, fully decked out in  Read more

A residence in Brooklyn Heights was vandalized with swastikas and racial slurs on Tuesday night, putting some residents of the quiet neighborhood on edge amid reports of surging anti-Semitic incidents  Read more

A literal wild goose chase ensued in Mill Basin, Brooklyn on Monday, when a wild mute swan ambled into rush hour traffic and decided to have a little sit amongst  Read more

This weekend, in the wake of the massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams raised some eyebrows when he announced he would bring his own gun  Read more


Nobody does Halloween better than New York. There’s the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, the impressive displays at homes in Carroll Gardens and the surrounding neighborhoods, the 78th  Read more

Last December, Cho Wing Li received a spate of violations for failing to properly maintain the cooling towers atop a mixed use building in Kensington, Brooklyn. If found responsible, Li  Read more

Sure, haunted police precincts and creepy subway stations are surefire bets to freak out kids. But real New Yorkers know the most spooktacular sights in the city are the haunted  Read more

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