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Review: American Authors captivate on 'Luck' single Special

Brooklyn - American Authors captivate on their upbeat rock single "Luck." It was released in Canada in mid-March, and it is one of the highlights on their album.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Op-Ed: Zombie bees terrorize Bushwick

Brooklyn - Near Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the bees, like the freaks, come out at night. Earlier today the whole neighborhood was abuzz with talk of swarming bees near Roberta’s Pizza at 261 Moore St.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Brooklyn's Brett Gleason talks 'Calculated' and new studio album Special

Brooklyn - Brooklyn-based alternative rock singer-songwriter Brett Gleason will release his eponymous studio album independently on May 6.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Thieves cut hole in wall to steal tons of Best Buy gadgets

Brooklyn - Thieves used an elaborate method of stealing at least $65,000 worth of electronics from a Brooklyn-area Best Buy — they cut a hole in the wall.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 2 comments

Axe body spray results in school shutdown, hospitalizations

Brooklyn - The smell of Axe body spray can often be an annoyance. In Brooklyn, it proved to be more than that when a sixth-grade boy sprayed large amounts of it in a classroom, resulting in the school shutting down and classmates hospitalized.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Youths allegedly beat couple in racial attack

Brooklyn - Police say that last Monday a group of 10 young black individuals beat a white couple in Brooklyn in what seems to be a racial assault.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

People standing in line to sample Ramen Burgers

Brooklyn - What kind of food is it that a line of 250 would form for three hours in Brooklyn to sample? It was a Ramen Burger, and while 250 people were in line, the creator of the burger had only planned on making 150, before so many people heard about it.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments

Video: Anthony Weiner gets into shouting match with voter

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner argued with a Jewish voter in Brooklyn’s Borough Park after exiting a bakery. The man told Weiner to drop out of the race, while the former congressman kept repeating, "Who are you to judge me?"
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

New York’s problem with prescription drugs

New York - Nationwide, overdose rates are increasing at an alarming rate. In some states, overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. As the death toll rises, many are asking what can be done to combat this trend.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

Brooklyn robber stopped by saggy jeans

Brooklyn - Joel Donaldson, who allegedly assaulted a woman and stole her phone, was caught – thanks to his poor choice of clothing.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 3 comments

Wiz Khalifa debuts Converse collection in Brooklyn

Brooklyn - Rapper Wiz Khalifa co-hosted an event in Brooklyn Saturday with Converse to celebrate his new collection with the brand, AllHipHop reports.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Brooklyn rapper GLIFFICS raising money for Egyptian relief

Brooklyn - In light of the tumultuous situation in Egypt, Brooklyn-based rapper GLIFFICS is planning to help people in need. "I, as an Egyptian, have decided to do whatever I can to help from the U.S.," GLIFFICS said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Review: Justin Bieber performs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Special

Brooklyn - On August 2, global pop music superstar Justin Bieber performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as part of his “Believe” tour. Hot Chelle Rae and Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson served as his opening acts.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 4 comments

Justin Bieber to return to the United States with 'Believe' tour

Global pop music sensation Justin Bieber is expected to bring his “Believe” world tour back to the United States. He had previously toured in such places as his native Canada, as well as Europe, Asia and Africa.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Op-Ed: Footballer David Beckham hangs up his boots

London - David Beckham has announced his retirement from football a week after his former Manchester United boss announced he was retiring as the club's manager.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments

Funeral & rally in Brooklyn for 16-year-old Kimani Gray (video)

New York - On March 9, 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot seven times during an encounter with two plain-clothed police officers. On Saturday a moving funeral service was held, followed by a rally for justice for the slain teenager on Sunday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

New Yorkers march for 4th night in protest over teen's shooting

New York - Last Saturday, the NYPD shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray. Since Monday, people in Brooklyn have been protesting every night against the police shooting. Video update.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Heavy metal at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is enjoying his first solo exhibition at a New York Museum. His artwork is constructed from found materials, and offers a thoughtful commentary on his homeland as well as the cultural implications of reclaimed materials.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Video: 'Drift' — Amazing film shot entirely from airplane window

Tim Sessler is a Brooklyn-based cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. He got bored recently while flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia, propped up his camera next to the window and the results can be enjoyed right here.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

New Kids on the Block to bring 'Package Tour' to New York venues

The acclaimed pop group, New Kids on the Block, have added more dates to their sold-out “Package Tour” due to popular demand.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

David Beckham's son Brooklyn has trial game at Chelsea

Chelsea - 'Golden Balls', British footballer David Beckham, must be proud as punch to see son Brooklyn take part in a trial for Chelsea
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Gerritsen Beach residents ask for winterized FEMA trailers

New York - A petition is being addressed to Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and FEMA Coordinator Mike Byrne, asking them to please send unused and winterized trailers to the residents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who are still homeless from Hurricane Sandy.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: UFO sightings over Brooklyn and San Francisco

San Francisco - Skeptics are now wondering whether the Mayans were right after all, following sightings of UFOs over two US cities. Last week, residents of both San Francisco and Brooklyn witnessed glowing objects in the sky. A sighting was also reported in England.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

New York widow learns husband divorced her 8 years before death

Brooklyn - A recently bereaved New York widow was shocked to discover that the man she thought she was married to, and lived with until his death eight years earlier, had secretly divorced her.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 4 comments

Video: Brooklyn's Arab-Americans getting out the vote

Brooklyn - In the 2012 US Elections, Arab-American activists were hard at work getting out the vote from both Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans.
In the Media by Can Tran

Brooklyn Castle, merging chess and urban culture together

New York - The documentary film "Brooklyn Castle" recently aired in Manhattan which follows the lives of five students of I.S. 318's chess club. The movie highlights chess in an urban culture setting.
In the Media by Can Tran

Watch David Golson 7-11 shoplift suspect stripped over Snickers

An employee at a 7-Eleven near Barclays Center in Brooklyn was fired and two others required to take a training course after they detained and stripped David Golson, 29, whom they suspected of stealing a Snickers bar.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas is receiving her first major show at the Brooklyn Museum. The New Jersey-born artist puts a female spin on art history while portraying a strong, highly eroticized vision of femininity.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Elite NYPD squad stages hostage drill on film set in Brooklyn

Brooklyn - An elite team of heavily armed and armor-clad NYPD officers conducted a very realistic counter-terrorism and hostage rescue training exercise on the set of the hit series, "Broadway Empire" in Brooklyn yesterday.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 1 comment

Two tornadoes strike New York City: Video

New York - Residents of Queens and Brooklyn were shocked to see tornadoes cutting across their communities. But officials say while some homes and businesses were damaged, no one was seriously hurt.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment
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Police officers with the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit don tactical gear and run a last minute check of their equipment during an incident involving an emotionally disturbed individual barricaded inside of a house in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush - May 2011.
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Screen shots taken from "The News with Franny and Sofia"
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Rapper Charles Hamilton at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
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Rapper Charles Hamilton at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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New York City Subway System with passengers.
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New York City Subway System with passengers.
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Reverend Al Sharpton addresses the crowd during the funeral services for Eric Garner at Bethel Bapti...
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Reverend Al Sharpton addresses the crowd during the funeral services for Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church on Bergen Street in Brooklyn July 23, 2014
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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TV on The Radio  performing live at a festival in 2008.
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TV on The Radio, performing live at a festival in 2008.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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A view of NYC skyline at night as taken from the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights
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Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of liv...
Lets hear it for Brooklyn!! Brooklyn!! AFROPUNK FEST was back this August for another weekend of live music. AFROPUNK FEST is like the rebirth of the 70’s. The new trend setters are a mixture of young and old people, but the old refuses to age because they are still drinking the nectar of free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, heavy metal. The colors, music and togetherness we share. AFROPUNK give our souls a new fusion to life.
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 Brooklyn Castle  is a film that tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-...
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'Brooklyn Castle' is a film that tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school
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