| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:36 PM
“Brooklyn rappers don’t go 'whoop whoop,' they rob.” If there was any doubt about the stickup bona fides of the borough that produced the Notorious B.I.G., the Boot Camp Clique and M.O.P., Mr. MFN eXquire educated the Echo crowd shortly....
| Sep 30, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Officials for the New York City public school system released report cards Thursday, awarding each school a letter grade based largely on how well students performed on state math and English exams.
This year, 25 percent of schools received A's, 35...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 7:33 PM
NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The City Hall insider with a new job said he is happy to step in and take Cathie Black's place and it is now giving parents new hope about school closures and co-location schools.
"I think I'll do a halfway decent job and it's not...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Cathie Black, the new New York City schools chancellor is under fire again. This time, it's for how she spoke to parents and others at the end of a five-and-a-half hour public hearing on Tuesday over the closing of schools.
"I can't speak if you're...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 6:43 AM
The boos rained down on Cathie Black as an entire auditorium loudly turned on the new schools chancellor Thursday night.
The raucous crowd gathered at the educational policy meeting at Brooklyn Tech in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, to protest the decision to...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 7:36 PM
At Public School 45 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the latest Environmental Protection Agency tests show the highest levels of leaking PCB’s since they started a round of testing in city schools this year.
The test at PS 45 found up to 660 thousand...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Police are looking for a Hispanic or Black man, 5'9"-6'01", between 20-30 years old in connection with 15 bank robberies that have occurred in Brooklyn and Queens since last December.
The thief wears a hat or baseball cap, a scarf or bandanna,...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Police are searching for a brazen pervert who groped a 5-year-old girl in broad daylight in Brooklyn.
According to authorities, the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Michael Lewis, approached the child outside a home on Dekalb Avenue in the Fort...
| Apr 10, 2012
When 49-year-old John Palecki sings the old tune, "Proud Mary", with his Brooklyn-based band, Melodic Soul, he may not quite sound like Ike and Tina Turner--or even John Fogarty from Creedence Clearwater Revival--two other 1960's era bands that turned the...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 11:22 PM
A young man spending Friday night hanging out at a friend's house is dead.
Police have identified the victim as Marcquel McDuffy, 22. He lived at 177 Sands St., kitty-corner to where he was killed in Fort Greene.
According to investigators, the victim...