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Don’t judge Brooklyn by the glamorous homes in Gravesend. A 3D map in Medium illustrates how one corner of Gravesend literally towers over the rest of the rest of the borough when it comes to real estate prices, a phenomenon we’ve written about before. Constantine Valhouli has mapped out average housing sale prices for the city’s 325 neighborhoods based on data from sites…

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Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) is slated to construct a new, resilient building to house critical services, ensuring that Southern Brooklyn’s only major medical center will continue without significant service interruptions in the case of another weather event like Superstorm Sandy The new building, as well as a planned 1,720-foot flood wall, is being funded using part…

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Update (10:26am): Police announced minutes ago that the Rotman has been found. Original post: Authorities are turning to the public in their search for a 34-year-old Midwood man who went missing yesterday. Joseph Rotman, who lives on East 18th Street near Avenue O, disappeared yesterday afternoon, at approximately 1pm. Rotman was last seen on Avenue R and…

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Rafael Laureano, 51, who owned Spartan Health Club (1166 Coney Island Avenue), died when he was hit by a bullet from police officers who were firing at a knife-wielding man who had attacked Laureano and his girlfriend at an Ocean Parkway apartment Monday night, the city medical examiner said. The city medical examiner’s office told…

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Coney Island Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) held its second annual reunion party on October 1 to celebrate all of the preemie babies born to their top-ranked maternity ward—including the only set of triplets ever born at the hospital, now 16-years-old. Presented with the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for the third year in…

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A Department of Transportation spokesperson refuted Councilman Chaim Deutsch’s claim that a local speed enforcement camera gave out 6,000 violations in a single day. But in a bizarre e-mail exchange, the agency spokesperson refused to provide the actual peak number, instead giving a randomly selected count that was revealed to be below the peak. (Update: The DOT said Wednesday morning…

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That’s some fast money. The speed enforcement camera stationed at the base of a Belt Parkway exit ramp near Ocean Parkway issued approximately 6,000 violations in just one day, earning the city about $300,000 in revenue, according to Councilman Chaim Deutsch. The camera earned notoriety earlier this month when Sheepshead Bites revealed its location on Shore…

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