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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Cucco Announces Candidacy For 46th Assembly District

By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 05:42 pm
Kate Cucco. (Photo: Kate Cucco / Facebook)Bay Ridge community activist Kate Cucco, the chief of staff for former Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, announced her candidacy this week to represent the 46th Assembly District, Kings County Politics reports. Cucco’s announcement sets up a showdown in the upcoming Democratic Primary with Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, who won Brook-Krasny’s seat last fall in a special election. Cucco, [...]

Coney Island Hospital Misdiagnosed Grandmother Who Died Of Meningitis, Autopsy Reveals

By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 03:43 pm
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway. (Source: Gregory Maizous)The Medical Examiner’s office determined Coney Island Hospital botched the diagnosis of a Brooklyn grandmother who died in their care earlier this year, the Daily News reports. An autopsy concluded 47-year-old Grisel Soto, of Sea Gate, died of Meningitis — something the family long suspected – when she was brought to the emergency room on [...]

A Brief History Of Kings Highway

By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 01:46 pm
A photo from the 1910s of Kings Highway between Ocean Avenue and Brighton Beach Road. (Source: Brooklyn Public Library)In many ways, Kings Highway is the mother to Brooklyn’s major thoroughfares. The roadway is reputedly named after King George III — the British monarch who ruled during the American Revolution — and the roots of Kings Highway predate even the first Dutch colonists. Over the centuries, it has has slowly evolved into the road we know (and [...]

Tale Of Two Rails: Here’s What You Need To Know About The F Express Train

By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 10:55 am
Photo by fesch_marktNews that the long-sought-after F express train would be returning to Brooklyn almost immediately caused a row among lawmakers representing different parts of the borough. Elected Officials in southern Brooklyn — whose constituents will benefit from faster commutes — hailed the MTA’s announcement as long overdue. Meanwhile, the proposal drew scorn from a group of [...]

Morning Mug: “If The Path Be Beautiful, Let Us Not Ask Where It Leads.” — Anatole France

By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinMorning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Yooberry Mulling Name Change, Going For ‘Vintage Look’

By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 06:21 pm
yooberryYooberry — the frozen yogurt shop on Sheepshead Bay Road — is planning a major overhaul that will eliminate its bright pink and green colors and replace them with a new “vintage look.” Owner Yagiz Kilic said the renovations might even include a name change, though he’s still working out the details. He expects the work to [...]

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