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Hugo Chavez Is Dead Now

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Like most people, to me the name Hugo Chavez means only one thing: Citgo gasoline. I'm not sophisticated enough to know if he was such a bad guy as le...

WATCH: Cop's Amazingly Vulgar Tirade Caught On Tape

Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

A uniformed NYPD officer in Brooklyn was caught on video giving a vulgar, profanity-laced rant worthy of a Tarantino flick. The foul-mouthed fuzz,...

Reflections on Trayvon Martin and Racism in New York in the 1980s

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Robert David Jaffee

I have never forgotten that period of time and hoped that it had faded, that our nation had changed.

Is 'Brooklyn 11223' The New 'Jersey Shore'?

Posted 03.27.2012 | TV

On the Series Premiere of "Brooklyn 11223" (Mon., 11 p.m. ET on Oxygen) viewers were introduced to the delights of Gravesend, Brooklyn and two rival c...

Brooklyn Junior High School Suspended 32 Kids For Sexting, Most In NYC

Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

A junior high school in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn suspended 32 students last year, the most in any New York City school, for sending sexually suggestive m...

"Derek Jeter" Coma Victim Carlos Olmedo's First Words

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"Derek Jeter" were the first words uttered by NYPD officer Carlos Olmedo after miraculously waking up from an 11-day coma. Olmedo was chasing car t...

Holocaust Survivor Evicted in Brooklyn

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Clare O'Connor, Laura Kusisto & Thorsten Schier | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. Eta Eckstein's furni...

After The Fire: The Long Farewell

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alyson Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. On Friday evening,...

Daniel Ignacio Held As Suspect For Questioning In Fatal Brooklyn Fire

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A drunken man set fire to his apartment by tossing a lighted toilet paper roll soaked in paint thinner into a baby carriage near the ...

Arson 'Likely' In Fire That Killed Five

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York detectives investigating a fire that killed five Guatemalan immigrants over the weekend in a building without enough smoke d...

Yusuf Hawkins Anniversary: Vigil Marks 20 Years Since Murder

AP | SUZANNE MA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — In 1989, after a white mob attacked and killed a black teenager in Brooklyn, the Rev. Al Sharpton led black demonstrators down street...

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.