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Co-op, condo advocates sound alarm about inaction on tax abatement

Many Brooklyn co-op and condo residents, like those elsewhere in the city, are concerned about the possible sunset of a legislative measure that, once it ends, could lead to a substantial increase in maintenance charges. … Full Article
 

Finally! City to replace crumbling, dangerous pavement at Brooklyn Borough Hall

After years of complaints, broken bones and at least one lawsuit, the $11 million reconstruction of Borough Hall Plaza has begun. … Full Article
 

A different kind of heavy metal in the Gowanus Canal

Several dozen competitors from around the world took turns Sunday hurling a sacrificial banjo into a polluted urban canal to see who could throw it the farthest. … Full Article
 

Tuberculosis outbreak hits Sunset Park

The New York City Department of Health is dealing with a tuberculosis outbreak in Sunset Park, according to officials. … Full Article
 

Hillary's Brooklyn: Clinton HQ choice hits populist vibe

The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bridges that span the East River. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Library Dinner raises more than $290K

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) on April 14 raised a record amount of more than $290,000 at its 11th Annual Library Dinner. … Full Article
 

New issue 'explodes' in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Gunshots, recovered pistol

Following the shocking outbreak of gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park late Wednesday afternoon, some Brooklyn Heights residents say that with ever-larger numbers visiting the park, more police presence is required. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Artists Ball honors Museum Director Arnold Lehman and artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami and Kiki Smith

The Brooklyn Museum hosted the Brooklyn Artists Ball to honor its retiring director, Arnold Lehman, and three contemporary artists who had exhibitions during his tenure, at the fifth annual fundraiser gala Wednesday night. … Full Article
 

Junot Díaz: ‘Read more rebelliously’

Junot Díaz fans spilled out onto Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights Thursday evening, eager to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about his work at a St. Francis College event. … Full Article
 

Gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Two arrested following Pier 2 Melee

Cops from Brooklyn's 84th Precinct arrested two men following the shocking outbreak of gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park late Wednesday afternoon. The shots scattered crowds enjoying the basketball courts and other exercise facilities on Pier 2 at roughly 5:30 p.m.
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