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The sudden resignation of the NYPD chief of department Philip Banks III last Friday sent shockwaves through the department and city government. First Lady Chirlane McCray was quoted in the New York Post saying, "I told you we can't trust him!"—purportedly in reference to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, who was appointed to his position over her first choice, Banks. As they watch the resignation of the second top-ranking NYPD official of color in as...
I know, right? It's true, though! An all-affordable development at 59 Frost Street, near the southern border of McCarren Park, is under construction and may be renting as early as February 2015. The new building will be pretty much equidistant from the neighborhood's two new Starbucks locations, which only underscores its dire necessity. The project is being developed by Dunn Development Corporation, a Brooklyn-based development firm specializing in affordable and supportive housing in New York...
Welcome to another installment of Look, Book, our weekly (or so) column on the literary happenings of Brooklyn.  What was it? Simon Rich read from his sixth book and fourth story collection, Spoiled Brats, at BookCourt in Cobble Hill for his only event in New York City. Rich is a former SNL writer and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and though recently 30, he looks hardly old enough to drink the wine at the event. Simon Rich...
Wrecords by Monkey is a small, Brooklyn-based business that makes things out of reclaimed vinyl records. Their inventory includes everything from bracelets to analog wall clocks emblazoned with each of the five boroughs. Recently, Wrecords by Monkey was the victim of an international credit card fraud scheme based in Sweden and carried out via Square, leaving Wrecords by Monkey to repay thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases. Wrecords by Monkey's founder, Patrick Chirico, has set...

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