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Brooklyn’s First African American District Attorney Dies Of Cancer

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson died yesterday after what his family described as a "hard fought battle with cancer." Thompson's family made the announcement last...

Brooklyn’s First African American District Attorney Dies Of Cancer

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson died yesterday after what his family described as a "hard fought battle with cancer." Thompson's family made the announcement last...

Spike Lee Did The Right Thing With Prince Block Party

Last night, Fort Greene partied like it was 1999, but under the most 2016 of circumstances. Thursday afternoon, Spike Lee sent out word via his Instagram...

Junior’s Patriarch Walter Rosen Passes At 81

One of Brooklyn’s most famous restaurants lost its patriarch when Walter Rosen passed. Rosen, 81, stewarded the growth of Junior’s Restaurant from a single location on...

Lt. Col. Charles Kyrie Kallas, Sheepshead Bay Businessman, Landlord And Visionary,...

Lt. Col. Charles Kyrie Kallas, a longtime resident of Sheepshead Bay who predicted the neighborhood's population boom in the mid-20th century and invested in...

Comic Community Mourns Loss Of Seth Kushner, 41, Sheepshead Bay Native

Devastated. My friend Seth Kushner died, far too young. A brilliant photographer and writer, a kind, gentle man pic.twitter.com/LpPqch7RuC — Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) May 18,...

Local Ice Cream Man Sandesh “Papa” Mohan-Ram, 41, Passes Away

Family and friends bid farewell this morning to Sandesh Mohan-Ram, a neighbor and ice cream man affectionately known to many as "Papa," after he suddenly...

Friends & Family Remember Bassam Awad, Who Died During Flatbush Avenue...

The tragic loss of a local businessman casts a pall over Flatbush Avenue this week, following a terrible fire early Wednesday morning that claimed the...

Local Lottery Winner And Tabloid Celeb Richie Randazzo Loses Battle With...

The doorman from Avenue U who won the $5 million jackpot died from lung cancer last week. Richie Randazzo, who had been battling the disease...

Richie Randazzo, “$5 Million Doorman,” Dies At Age 50

The doorman from Avenue U who won the $5 million jackpot died from lung cancer last week. Richie Randazzo, who had been battling the disease for over...

Glenn Markman, Commercial Broker With Bensonhurst Roots, Dies at 52

Glenn Markman, a commercial broker with clients like Spike Lee and the NBA, died at the age of 52 yesterday after a battle with cancer. During his 28 years in...

Assunta “Sue” Santa Maria, A Beloved Matriarch, Passes Away At 93

Assunta "Sue" Santa Maria, the beloved sister of community leader Carmine Santa Maria, passed away on June 4 at Maimonides Medical Center after a...

On The Passing Of Community Activist Lou Powsner, 93

I didn't know Lou Powsner, but in the six years of reporting local news around Southern Brooklyn, his name has rolled off source's tongues and...

In Memory Of Myra Addington

It is with sadness that we share news of the recent passing of neighbor Myra Addington, a humanitarian, singer, yoga enthusiast, mother and wife,...

Ed Eisenberg, Dedicated Community Activist, Passes At 79 Years Old

For more than 40 years he was entwined in the fabric of the Southern Brooklyn community. He was ever-present at community meetings, where he...