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Immigrants rally against President Trump in Sunset Park — and Cynthia Nixon slams Gov. Cuomo

Scores of immigrants and their supporters — including gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon — rallied in Sunset Park on Saturday to protest Trump administration immigration policies mere days after hundreds were swept up in raids. … Full Article

 

Copping a Plea: Eagle interview with “Lobby Hero’s” Bel Powley

Cop stories are everywhere — in the movies and on TV. So frequently, in fact, that we take these fictional portrayals for granted. But when you see an actor on stage playing an NYPD cop, you notice details you don’t have the time to notice in film or TV. … Full Article
 

De Blasio dashes transit advocates' hopes on L-Train Shutdown

Mayor Bill de Blasio dashed the hopes of transit advocates by suggesting on Thursday that he opposes creating 24/7 bus-only lanes on 14th Street in Manhattan during next year's L-train shutdown — a proposal that many believe is essential to lessening the impact of the transit crisis. … Full Article
 

Velazquez proposes ‘Superfund Tax’ to combat Trump EPA budget cuts

A Brooklyn congresswoman whose district includes three federal Superfund sites is calling for a new tax on all chemical and large oil companies to fund the cleanup of some toxic locations. … Full Article
 

Driver Dorothy Bruns in fatal Park Slope crash will be charged for death of two kids

The disabled driver who fatally ran down two kids in Park Slope in March is now facing up to 15 years in jail for disregarding her doctor’s orders to not drive given her heart condition and multiple sclerosis, authorities said Thursday. … Full Article
 

40-story development slated for Greenpoint waterfront

A proposed Greenpoint waterfront development first reported on in 2015 seems to finally be moving forward, according to New York YIMBY. … Full Article
 

Playground under MTA’s Culver Viaduct reopens

The rebuilt St. Mary’s Playground under the subway system’s elevated Culver Viaduct, which carries the F and G trains over southern Carroll Gardens and the Gowanus Canal, has reopened. … Full Article
 

The tallest building in Brooklyn begins its rise to the top

Things are looking up!

Construction is about to begin on Brooklyn's tallest building — the borough’s first thousand-footer that will rival the highest skyscrapers of Manhattan.  … Full Article

 

The Decemberists, Common, Gary Clark Jr. headline upcoming BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season

The Decemberists, the Jayhawks, Aimee Mann, Branford Marsalis, Anoushka Shankar, Gary Clark Jr.,  Ricky Skaggs, Antibalas and Kronos Quartet will top an impressive lineup as Brooklyn’s premiere outdoor festival celebrates its 40th season in Prospect Park. … Full Article
 
 

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