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Gillibrand, Clarke urge National Park Service to place Crown Heights North Historic District on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke on Thursday wrote to the National Park Service urging for Crown Heights North Historic District to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. … Full Article

De Blasio, Pelosi visit Brooklyn school to tout Universal pre-K

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Brooklyn on Wednesday to showcase a pre-K program at P.S. 123 in Bushwick with U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. … Full Article

NYC wants Wyckoff Gardens residents to offer advice on upcoming NYCHA development

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) on Wednesday said it is seeking residents to join advisory committees at Wyckoff Gardens in Boerum Hill and Holmes Towers in Manhattan, the first two sites to be tapped for Mayor de Blasio’s NextGen Neighborhoods initiative. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Mark Baker Board Chairman

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announced today that Mark Baker has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors. Baker succeeds Nancy Bowe who has chaired the Conservancy's board since 2011. … Full Article

Construction progress at the King & Sullivan Red Hook Townhomes site

The bulldozers are rumbling at a site near Van Brunt Street in Red Hook that's got enough room for 22 townhouses. The name of the project is the King & Sullivan Red Hook Townhomes. The developer is Sanba Partners. … Full Article

What's next for Est4te Four's Red Hook Innovation Studios project?

And Where Do We Go From Here? (That's a line from a David Essex song, which Def Leppard also sang.) Executives from Est4te Four might be asking themselves that question about their mammoth Red Hook Innovation Studios development site. … Full Article

Red Hook gets some love from Chanel

We found it in a glossy magazine the other day — a visual Valentine to Red Hook. It's from the famed French fashion house, Chanel. … Full Article

Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard site chosen for Dems’ Brooklyn debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have agreed to meet for a Democratic presidential primary debate on CNN and NY1 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday, April 14.   … Full Article

Bushwick fire latest blow to NYC area's once-thriving pigeon keepers

A Brooklyn fire last week that wiped out a pigeon keeper's flock of 500 birds was the latest blow to a working-class pastime that has dwindled from the days it was a passion of a young Mike Tyson and Marlon Brando's character in "On the Waterfront." … Full Article

John Jay students’ cooking skills win over contest judges

Two ninth-graders who are members of NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Project Reach Youth Track program at their high school showed off their culinary skills and came out winners when they recently competed in the 2016 Recipe Rescue cooking competition hosted by the New York City Departme … Full Article


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