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A Day In the Life at Red Hook Houses

By Miranda Lin When the first 1,408 units of the Red Hook Houses were opened in 1939, they boasted the best technology could provide: self-operating elevators, incinerators in every hallway, gas ranges, electric fridges and a laundry room under each building. In 1955, another apartment block called was added, making the Red Hook Houses the...


Photo For 12/8/09: In Transit

Subway and bus commuters may soon be waiting longer or paying more to use the New York public transit system after the MTA announced that its revenue projections are $200 million below what was expected.


Gobble, Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving! The Ink will be on turkey leave for the rest of this week, but be sure to check back on Monday for all the news about Brooklyn you can’t find anywhere else.


The Pickup Artist

The weekday "afternoon activity" of an unemployed Williamsburg techie can involve a dog walk, a quick stop at the local bar, and apparently, a pickup attempt.


Priest for Jayden Lenescar Ponders Innocence, Suffering

Father Andrew Struzzieri received a phone call this week from Mackenzy Lenescar, whose four-year-old son had been murdered on Oct. 23, allegedly at the hands of his mother and her companion. Would Father Andy, as he is known, conduct his son’s funeral?


The Confrontation

By Sarah Portlock Deloris Gillespie wants one minute to talk, just one minute. But it’s 9 pm on the dot and it’s time to end the two-hour community meeting, and she has already had her turn to speak. Earlier, Gillespie, an older black woman, railed about the gentrifying masses to her Prospect Heights neighborhood who,...