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Schoolbook

City Schools Aspire To Up Their 'PROSE'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña (on left) visits Brooklyn to encourage other schools to follow a new teaching model.
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WNYC News

There Are Still Places in New York Where You Can’t Build Highrises

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.

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WNYC Newscast

An Alternative Guide to Art in NYC

Saturday, June 21, 2014

There is a lot of art and culture to see in New York beyond the museums of the Upper East Side and the galleries of Chelsea. WNYC is exploring several neighborhoods this summer to find some local gems. Click on the pins of this map to find more about them.

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Features

Foraging for Food Trends in Brooklyn

Saturday, June 30, 2012

WNYC

A day of eating in Brooklyn with the Whole Foods foraging team.

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WNYC News

Charges Dropped in Crown Heights Rape Case

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed the case against four black men from Crown Heights accused of raping and prostituting an Orthodox Jewish woman for eight years, starting when she was 13.

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WNYC News

Crown Heights Rape Case Verges on Collapse

Thursday, June 21, 2012

WNYC

A 36 count indictment accusing four black men of raping and prostituting an Orthodox Jewish girl in Crown Heights is now in question.

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Features

Brooklyn’s Hasidic Art Scene Expands with New Gallery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe. It’s not quite Soho, but on Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave., situated next to a laundromat, The Betzalel Gallery is expected to officially open on Thursday.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Passover Judaica

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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Schoolbook

A Crown Heights School's Fall From Grace

Friday, November 04, 2011

P.S. 161 The Crown went from being top of the heap in test scores a few years ago, to one of the lowest scoring schools in Brooklyn's District 17. The school's admissions policies, formal and informal, changed over the years, and now The Crown faces its middle school grades being phased out.

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WNYC News

Family Members of Victim in Crown Heights Shooting Vie to Sue City

Friday, October 07, 2011

The family of a Brooklyn woman who was killed during a police shootout near the West Indian Day Parade route plans to sue the city and police department.  But two competing relatives will first have to settle a dispute about who can lawfully represent the estate of Denise Gay.

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WNYC News

We May Never Know Who Killed Innocent Bystander: Cops

Thursday, September 08, 2011

WNYC

The NYPD said it may never know whose gun fired the bullet that killed a 56-year-old bystander in Crown Heights Monday night. Denise Gay was shot while sitting on her stoop with her daughter.

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WNYC News

Suspect Didn't Kill Crown Heights Mother: Cops

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A suspect in the shooting death of a Crown Heights woman did not fire the bullet that killed the 56-year-old mother — but it remains unclear where the fatal bullet came from, according to NYPD ballistic tests.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Blames Illegal Guns for Deadly Shootout Near Parade

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said illegal handguns were to blame for a shootout that killed two — including an innocent bystander — and wounded two police officers just blocks from the route of the West Indian Day Parade round in Brooklyn on Monday.

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WNYC News

As Racial Tensions Fade, Memory of Crown Heights Riots Lives on 20 Years Later

Friday, August 19, 2011

Menachem Shagalow was just a thirtysomething recent immigrant from Israel when he stumbled home bloodied from the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago Friday, a violent event that is seared into his memory and ripped at the fabric of race relations in the city.

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Features

New Historic District Approved in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On Tuesday, the city's Landmark Preservation Commission approved the creation of a new historic district in Brooklyn's predominantly West Indian-American and Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights: the Crown Heights North II Historic District.

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WNYC News

Mervyn Johnson Murder Brings Grief and Fear to Crown Heights

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Crown Heights residents will gather on Thursday evening and Friday morning to mourn the loss of a legendary neighborhood figure, Mervyn Johnson. Johnson, a 68-year-old Trinidadian immigrant, started the popular Merv's Bakery at 882 Nostrand Ave. between President and Carroll Streets.

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