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Downtown (Brooklyn, New York)

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  • NY Cab Drivers Protest Livery Plan At City Hall

    NY Cab Drivers Protest Livery Plan At City Hall
    Taxi drivers from the five boroughs converged on City Hall Monday to rally against a proposal that would allow livery cabs to make street pickups in the outer boroughs and upper Manhattan.  Yellow cab drivers are opposed to the plan because they say...
  • US Fighter Jets Escort Plane With Cargo From Yemen To JFK

    US Fighter Jets Escort Plane With Cargo From Yemen To JFK
    U.S. officials say two military fighter jets are escorting a commercial airliner from the Canadian border to New York City. The plane is carrying cargo from Yemen. The officials said there is no known threat associated with the plane, but it was being...
  • Mushrooms May Have Caused Student's Fatal Fall

    Mushrooms May Have Caused Student's Fatal Fall
    Hallucinogenic mushrooms may have caused 19-year-old Michael Simmons to fall to his death from a Brooklyn dorm room Sunday morning. Simmons tumbled out of the eighth-floor window just after 2 a.m., and landed feet from a food truck and in front of...
  • Holiday Festival Exhibitors

    SPONSORS Coast Radio Coral Springs Medical Center La La Land Northwest Medical Sun Sentinel EXHIBITORS 160 Degrees Actors TV & Film Performing Arts Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center Addies Clipz ADT Security After Hours Pediatrics...
  • $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza

    $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza
    Fifty years ago, plans for Hartford's Constitution Plaza called for soaring office towers, a television broadcast studio, a hotel, storefronts for specialty shops and one more thing: apartments. Yes, apartments. In the wake of a recession that hit in...
  • Proposed Tunnel May Ease City Traffic

    Proposed Tunnel May Ease City Traffic
    State transportation officials are considering building a tunnel. It would stretch from the Prospect Expressway to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It would bypass all of Downtown and make way for repairs on the crumbling section of the BQE in Brooklyn Heights....
  • Woman On Subway Stabbed In The Face By Homeless Man

    Woman On Subway Stabbed In The Face By Homeless Man
    A homeless man stabbed a woman in the face with a pen Tuesday morning, after she confronted him about smoking inside a crowded subway car, police said. Caroberto Cordero, 35, began lighting up a cigarette inside a downtown No. 3 train during the...
  • Ex-State Senator's Corruption Trial Turns Wacky

    Ex-State Senator's Corruption Trial Turns Wacky
    Court cases are supposed to be about law, order and justice, but the embezzlement and conspiracy trial of Pedro Espada dealt with positive and negative energy, conspiracy theories, holy blood and rosary beads. In short, the case, now in its tenth day of...
  • Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody

    Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody
    An escaped prisoner and the man accused of harboring her are under arrest. Officers from the 60th Precinct Detective Squad arrested Janine Power, 28, of 5010 Oceanview Ave., Brooklyn, and Anthony D'Angelo, 41, of 207 Greencroft Ave., Staten Island,...
  • Film, 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Taking New Orleans And World By Storm

    Film, 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Taking New Orleans And World By Storm
    A small independent film no more...Beasts Of The Southern Wild is showing how fierce it is. "It's all so much bigger than we ever could've thought, Director, Benh Zeitlin said. Fox Searchlight Pictures' Beasts Of The Southern Wild has already taken home...
  • Fourth of July Street Closures

    DONATOS FREEDOM BLAST ROAD CLOSURES From 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the Downtown Donatos Freedom Blast will be taking place at the Indiana War Memorial Grounds. The event will consist of Donatos selling pizza and soft drinks, local...