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Deloris Gillespie (credit: Councilwoman Letitia James)

Memorial Held For Deloris Gillespie, Brooklyn Woman Burned Alive In Elevator

The 73-year-old died on Dec. 17 after police say she was doused with gasoline and set ablaze in the elevator of her Prospect Heights apartment building.

12/30/2011

Deloris Gillespie (credit: Councilwoman Letitia James)

Family Of Deloris Gillespie, Brooklyn Woman Burned Alive In Elevator, Speaks Out

“For someone to sit there and set someone on fire…a 73-year old mother — set on fire that’s ridiculous. I mean what is this country coming to?” said Gillespie’s son Everett.

12/29/2011

Brooklyn homicide suspect (credit: DCPI)

Police Questioning A Person Of Interest In Brooklyn Burning Death

A person of interest is being questioned in the burning death of a Brooklyn woman.

12/18/2011

Brooklyn homicide suspect (credit: DCPI)

Police Search For Man Who Set Brooklyn Woman On Fire

The tragedy happened at 203 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights.

12/17/2011

Jay-Z (credit: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jay-Z: New Jersey Nets To Become ‘Brooklyn Nets’

Jay-Z and the Nets are in a Brooklyn state of mind. But not everyone was impressed with the team’s media blitz tip off.

WFAN–09/26/2011

A flyer about free garbage cans is seen near the Atlantic Yards project - Brooklyn, NY - Aug 12, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Residents Cry Foul Over Rats At Atlantic Yards

The Forest City Ratner company has decided to give out hundreds of rat-proof trash cans to a small part of the neighborhood in an effort to combat the problem.

08/12/2011

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Barclays Center Developer, MTA Looking Into Combo MetroCard-Nets Ticket

Forest City Ratner, the developer behind Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and the Nets want to ensure car traffic won’t be an issue when the team makes their first official Prospect Heights tipoff in 2012.

WFAN–05/20/2011

Michael Brea (credit: Facebook)

Report: NY Actor Says He Killed ‘Demon’ In His Mom

His relatives issued a statement Friday calling him a “compassionate, gentle, intelligent, spiritual and loving man” who was “not well” before Yanick Brea’s death Tuesday.

11/26/2010

Michael Brea (credit: Facebook)

‘Ugly Betty’ Actor Accused Of Slaying Mom With Samurai Sword

An actor, who once appeared on TV’s “Ugly Betty,” is accused of stabbing his mother to death with a samurai sword inside her Brooklyn apartment after delivering a religious rant, police said.

11/23/2010

PS 9 in Prospect Heights (Photo/CBS 2)

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding At Brooklyn School

The ferociousness of Monday’s storm was evident on the sidewalks outside and inside Brooklyn’s PS 9 in Prospect Heights, where flooding evicted kids from their classrooms.

10/12/2010

Man Fatally Stabbed Outside Prospect Heights Bar

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Brooklyn man has been charged with murder after investigators said he fatally stabbed a man in Prospect Heights. LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports Chaieun Hillman, 41, a martial […]

09/30/2010

Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown Arrested In Brooklyn

Police say the rapper was arrested in Prospect Heights for violating an order of protection.

CBS New York–07/22/2010

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