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Police identify two dead inside Brooklyn apartment

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The NYPD Monday identified a young couple found dead in a Crown Heights apartment Sunday night.

The deaths of 26-year-old Sara Boudreaux and 28-year-old Geoffrey Boos appeared to be drug related, an NYPD spokesman said. The bodies were fully clothed and there were no signs of forced entry, trauma or injuries, according to the spokesman. The medical examiner's office will determine a cause...

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Local service on No. 2 and 4 trains to see overnight disruptions

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Overnight subway repairs in Brooklyn this week will disrupt service on the No. 2 and 4 lines.

Starting Monday night until Friday morning, the No. 2 and 4 trains will run express from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights as part of the MTA's Fast Track repairs. The MTA will have free shuttle buses making stops at local stations between...

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Crown Heights: A cultural nabe that's come a long way

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(Credit: Eastern Parkway near Franklin Avenue. Check out more photos of the nabe below. (Linda Rosier))

The north-central Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, once associated with high crime and racial tension, has recently been transforming into a hot spot for investors, developers, young artists and entrepreneurs.

Known for its large Caribbean community, which thrives alongside another large population of Hasidic Jews, Crown Heights is mainly a melting pot of the two cultures with a few...

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