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Bed-Stuy Community Board Relaunches Website After Spam Takeover

 Brooklyn's Community Board 3 relaunched a new website after losing its original page to Ukrainian spammers.
The New Community Board 3 Website
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Almost three months after its site was taken over by spammers, Brooklyn's Community Board 3 has relaunched its official homepage.

The board's former domain, cb3bedstuy.org, was snatched up on July 15 by an unknown Ukrainian company after the community board let the domain expire, according to board members and public records. 

Instead of providing Bed-Stuy residents with neighborhood news, the site advertised psychosomatic therapy, medical examiner training, multiple sclerosis treatment and trips to an Australian beauty spa.

Locals can now find community information on the board's new site, cb3brooklyn.org. The site lets users post news in group forums, sign up for the board's email list, watch meetings on live video streams and read news from a scrolling ticker that features stories from DNAinfo New York's Bed-Stuy page and Our Time Press.

Community Board 3 plans to officially unveil the site at 7 p.m. Tuesday, during the public meeting for October. It will be held on the lower level of Restoration Plaza.