Sean Bell March in Downtown Brooklyn

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As part of the city-wide protests against the Sean Bell verdict, Democratic New York City councilmember Charles Barron and Rev. Herbert Daughtry led a march down Atlantic Avenue to Tilary and Flatbush. Several arrests were made when protesters sat down. Barron and Daughtry were also zip-tied and led away by police this afternoon.

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Hot Bird Hanging On: Atlantic Yards Destruction Update

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There’s a new construction update on the ‘Yards over at No Land Grab. We swung past on Saturday to find the Hot Bird building on Vanderbilt has survived so far.

* Demolition is complete at 465 Dean Street (block 1127, lot 54). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is complete at 814 Pacific Street (block 1129, lot 45). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is complete at 538 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 46). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is underway at 546 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 54) and will continue for the next two–three months.