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Tea Time with Mikhail Prokhorov

(Photo credit: Matt Rodigheri) By Vinnie Rotondaro On Wednesday I met with Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the recently minted owner of the New Jersey Nets, at the Clover Club, a bar in Carroll Gardens. Prokhorov is the first-ever foreign owner of an NBA team. He never drinks. “Maybe a glass of red wine sometimes,” he...


Yousef Al-Khattab, Man Behind Virulent Islamic Website, Grew Up Jewish

By Bilal Haye Editor’s note: The Brooklyn Ink first broke the story of Revolution Muslim, the organization that has issued a threat against the creators of “South Park” for their depiction of the Prophet Muhummad. The story profiled the group’s founder, Yousef Al-Khattab who grew up as Joseph Cohen in Brooklyn. Al-Khattab, in a reader...


The Roar

By Yepoka Yeebo An ear-splitting roar blasted its way through the mid-morning Brownsville silence, sending the flock of birds pecking around Betsy Head Park into a fluttering, flapping frenzy and turned the heads of the two girls sitting on the picnic table. No one knew where it came from. It had started as a low...