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Mind the GAP

Brooklyn’s grandest arch sits in an 11-acre plaza obstructed in the middle of the borough’s most confusing and dangerous intersections. What do you do with a problem like Grand Army Plaza?


Aspiring Rapper Remembered at Wake

By Meredith Kennedy and Miranda Lin Several police officers stood guard in front of Grace Funeral Home in East New York on Wednesday afternoon as family and friends from the rap community wearing black t-shirts that read “RIP Mike Beck” gathered to pay their respects to 36-year-old artist Mike Becht, known as Mike Beck in...


US Settles with Detainees but Lawyer’s Work Continues

By Mara Zepeda Rachel Meeropol’s work is far from over. Two days after her clients, five Muslim plaintiffs held in a Brooklyn prison after 9/11, were awarded $1.26 million from the federal government, Meeropol is at work building a larger class action lawsuit. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents other prisoners rounded up in...