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Brooklyn: Borough in New York City and county in New York state, United States
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Kings County, located in the U.S. state of New York, the most populous county in the state, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States. It is New York City's most populous borough, with an estimated 2,504,700 residents in 2010. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it shares a land border with the borough of Queens. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island.


With anti-semitism on the rise in New York, Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are on the defensive

Anti-semitic violence has risen across the US over the past half-decade and in particular in New York City, which has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. FRANCE 24 visited Crown Heights in..
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A Restaurant With No Leftovers

A Brooklyn wine bar and restaurant is one of a handful of establishments in different cities that are trying to eliminate waste from their premises. - Published

Videos for Brooklyn

Warren Support Wanes In Brooklyn [Video]Warren Support Wanes In Brooklyn

Elizabeth Warren held a rally in Brooklyn on Monday, January 7th. She debuted a new surrogate, former candidate Julian Castro. The crowd was jubilant. But, as the Atlantic points out, Warren's support..

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Twin skyscraper designs unveiled for Brooklyn waterfront [Video]Twin skyscraper designs unveiled for Brooklyn waterfront

Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group and New York-based landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations have unveiled plans for a mixed-use development on the waterfront in Brooklyn,..

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FBI probing Jersey City shooting as domestic terrorism [Video]FBI probing Jersey City shooting as domestic terrorism

The FBI will now oversee the investigation of this week's deadly attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store, which officials are treating as an act of domestic terrorism, federal and state law..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:21Published


Former Mexican official arrested on U.S. drug trafficking charges

A former Mexican government official has been arrested on U.S. charges that he allowed the Sinaloa Cartel to operate in Mexico in exchange for multimillion-dollar bribes, federal prosecutors in..
Reuters - Published

Brooklyn gets New York's biggest battery park from Italy's Enel

Italy's Enel has installed New York City's biggest battery storage system, which it said on Monday will help power the Brooklyn area during periods of peak demand.
Reuters - Published

R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex.
Reuters - Published

On This Day: 4 December 1969

Jay-Z was born in Brooklyn, New York. (Dec. 4) - Published


By Nerisa Eugenia Waterman As 2019 slowly comes to an end, the heavy hitters of this season of New York Fashion Week reinforced that New York Fashion Week doesn’t just belong to buyers, press, and..
WorldNews - Published

Formerly homeless make Thanksgiving shelter meals

The chefs at City Beet Kitchens in Brooklyn, many of whom used to be homeless or in prison, or both, prepared Thanksgiving meals to be served at homeless shelters. - Published

Brooklyn bishop investigating Buffalo church accused of sexually assaulting altar boy

A bishop in New York City who was picked by the Catholic Church to investigate Buffalo's diocese for its handling of child abuse allegations against clergy has himself been accused of sexually..
Reuters - Published

Saturday Sessions: Bon Iver performs "Blood Bank"

Influential indie-folk group Bon Iver performs to a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
CBS News - Published

Woman selling churros at NYC subway station arrested

The NYPD is responding to two viral videos showing officers arresting a woman for selling food inside a Brooklyn subway station. CBSN New York's Mark Liverman reports.
CBS News - Published

Afrocentric nursery school in Brooklyn

Children in New York are being taught how to challenge internalised racism.
BBC News - Published

NYC: Protesters March Against Police Brutality in Subways

nyc: protesters march against police brutality in subways
In New York City, a thousand people flooded the streets of downtown Brooklyn Friday to protest police brutality against residents accused of...
WorldNews - Published

M.C. Escher: A mind-bending exhibition

An exhibition at Brooklyn's Industry City features more than 200 works from Dutch artist M.C. Escher's topsy-turvy perspective. Jane Pauley reports. Images courtesy of The M. C Escher Company.
CBS News - Published

Black models in modern art

A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th century art, through their representations..
CBS News - Published

The Pope and his Jewish Maestro

How an unlikely friendship between Pope John Paul II and a "nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn" helped changed relations between Jews and Christians forever
CBS News - Published

Bon Iver's journey from indie-folk favorite to sold-out arenas

The influential indie-folk group Bon Iver broke out in 2012, winning Grammy awards for both best new artist and best alternative album. Two more collections followed including their latest, released in..
CBS News - Published

Plan to close New York’s notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

plan to close new york’s notorious rikers jail complex by 2026 approved
56 minutes ago NEW YORK — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four..
WorldNews - Published

4 killed in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

Police say at least four people were killed and three others were wounded early Saturday in a shooting at an illegal gambling club in New York City.
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Police: 4 dead, 3 injured in shooting in Brooklyn

police: 4 dead, 3 injured in shooting in brooklyn
New York City police say four people have been killed in a shooting in Brooklyn that also injured three others. An NYPD spokesman says...
WorldNews - Published

4 dead, 3 wounded in Brooklyn shooting, police say

No arrests have been made
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R. Kelly’s Request for Bail for Health Reasons is Denied

r. kelly’s request for bail for health reasons is denied
A Brooklyn judge denied R. Kelly’s bail on Wednesday. The disgraced singer is facing federal crimes for sexual assault in New York and...
WorldNews - Published

Red Notice for Murder

A Brooklyn woman turns to a New York private eye for help tracking down a Russian beauty she believes robbed and killed her mother. Can they find her? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant..
CBS News - Published

Today in History for September 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Patricia Hearst gets prison time; Author F. Scott Fitzgerald born; '60 Minutes' premieres; Baseball's Dodgers play last Brooklyn game; Muppets creator Jim Henson.. - Published

“Red at the Bone” author Jacqueline Woodson on writing against the stereotype of motherhood

Jacqueline Woodson is a New York Times-bestselling author, with more than five million copies of her works sold worldwide. Her memoir, "Brown Girl Dreaming," won the National Book Award in 2014, and..
CBS News - Published

Chronicling New York’s Muslim History

Tours through Harlem and Wall Street, along with a new exhibition in Brooklyn, tell all-but-forgotten stories. - Published

Chinese professor accused of Huawei-related fraud asks why case was moved to Brooklyn

A lawyer for a Chinese professor accused of obtaining technology from a Silicon Valley startup to benefit China's Huawei on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would like to know why the case is in..
Reuters - Published

New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 Friday Roundup

By Nerisa Eugenia Waterman On Friday, September 6th, SON JUNG WAN, CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS, and BEVZA presented their Spring Summer 2020 runway collection at Spring Studios in New York City. SON JUNG..
WorldNews - Published

FDNY to honor 22 firefighters who died of 9/11-related illnesses

The names of 22 firefighters will be added to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in Brooklyn on Friday, according to FDNY. - Published

These folks got to dance in a mosh pit with Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal jumped up and down with festival goers at Brooklyn's Electric Zoo. - Published

Why Did the Chicken Cover the Road?

Out of nowhere, raw poultry parts blanketed a block in Brooklyn — and then they were gone. - Published

Madonna postpones start of 'Madame X' tour

madonna postpones start of 'madame x' tour
Madonna has been forced to postpone the start of her Madame X Tour as a result of technical setbacks. Two of the first three dates at Brooklyn’s BAM Howard Gilman Opera House — originally scheduled..
WorldNews - Published

A craft beer even Jim Gaffigan would like

A Brooklyn brewer has taken up a challenge from the "Sunday Morning" contributor's snarky remarks about beer labels
CBS News - Published

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex-crime charges, denied bail after lawyer lost track of him

In his latest court appearance to face multiple sex-crime charges, R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in federal court in Brooklyn. - Published

Gang ties possible in Brooklyn block party shooting; NYPD continues manhunt

Gang violence accounts for roughly half of the shootings in the Brownsville area of New York City. - Published

Brooklyn shooting leaves 1 dead, several injured

A shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn left a 38-year-old man dead and several others injured. - Published

1 killed, 11 wounded in shooting at Brooklyn playground

"We all thought it was firecrackers because, you know, you felt so safe with police presence here. Who's going to think this is gunfire at an event like this?"
CBS News - Published

1 dead, 11 others shot at community event in Brooklyn park

Gunfire at a large, outdoor event in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood killed one man and injured at least 11 others late Saturday, police said. - Published

Communal living spaces foster community for all ages

Lightning Society Lofts in Bushwick, Brooklyn is a "collaborative living project" that sees 17 adults under one roof. - Published

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