Tag: brooklyn

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Brooklyn's Baddest

Louis Scarcella was a star New York City detective in the ’80s and ’90s, cracking cases no one else could. Now it appears that many of the people he put away were innocent, forced into false confessions and convicted with testimony from flimsy witnesses. Scarcella maintains that he did nothing wrong, despite evidence against him much stronger than in many of his cases.

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Woo Cho Bang Bang

The gangs of Brooklyn’s Brownsville, an area with the higest concentration of public housing in America.

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To Live and Die in America

The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.

Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.

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A Boy Grew In Brooklyn

Memories of the old neighborhood, before everything changed.

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Brooklyn Brawler

A homegrown boxer sets his sights on the big time.

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My Life As a Young Thug

Tyson on his childhood in Brooklyn and the man who changed his life. An excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Undisputed Truth.

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Please Snort Me: An Oral History of Brooklyn's Most Notorious Bar

The story of Kokie’s, and its gentrifying Williamsburg neighborhood.

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Meet The Kid In The Jackie Robinson Photo (Which Was Staged)

Why almost everything we think we know about the iconic photo from Robinson’s first game is wrong.

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Our Band Could Be Your Band

How the Brooklynization of culture killed regional music scenes.

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The Crime of His Childhood

Searching for answers 40 years after a Brooklyn man threw acid in the face of his 4-year-old neighbor.

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Brooklyn: The Sane Alternative

How the borough bounced back.