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Red Hook’s headless torso may belong to missing N.J. woman

NYPD is investigating whether a woman's butchered and decomposed torso that was found floating off the shoreline of Red Hook on June 27 belongs to a 31-year-old woman who has been missing since June 25. … Full Article
 

VIDEO: Brooklyn Bridge Park cuts the green ribbon to open 3.4 acres at Pier 5

Now there’s more of Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) to love. On Thursday officials cut the ribbon to open 3.4 new acres of lawns, a shaded picnic grove and meandering paths around a grassy sound-blocking berm, nestled in the uplands just east of the Picnic Peninsula at Pier 5. … Full Article
 

First-ever Williamsburg Wine Bash benefits The Firehouse N. Bklyn. Community Center

The first-ever Williamsburg Wine Bash recently brought in a vibrant crowd showing the same kind of enthusiasm that helped save a North Brooklyn firehouse from closure on more than one occasion. … Full Article
 

Bushwick woman is finalist in toilet paper dress contest

Wedding gowns are usually made of lace, tulle, satin, or other traditionally feminine materials. But a wedding gown constructed from toilet paper? That’s the tricky task the 10 finalists in the 13th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest will have to find a way fulfill. … Full Article
 

Broken Windows Town Hall: Sunset Park brings officials, activists & community together

The highly anticipated Broken Windows Town Hall: Sunset Park filled the eponymous park’s recreation hall with elected officials, candidates, community organizers and activists for a forum on June 30. … Full Article
 

Fighting a fire means climbing high in DUMBO

As fun-seekers poured into DUMBO hoping to get a good seat for the Macy's fireworks display at roughly 6 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters from Brooklyn's Ladder Company 118 scaled a six-story loft building at 57 Jay St. to extinguish a fire reported on a lower floor. … Full Article
 

Trump’s immigration fight hits Brooklyn

The country’s fight over immigration is having serious ramifications here in Brooklyn, as lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle grapple with the fallout from the hot-button issue. … Full Article
 

Kensington robber gets 31 years while he and victims share tears

A Windsor-Terrace and Kensington-area man who robbed a string of women at gunpoint apologized through tears to his sobbing victims on Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court as he was sentenced to 31 years in prison. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Association files motion to halt start of Pier 6 construction at start of busy park season

Even before the court decision on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s proposed Pier 6 towers, the developers for Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation have filed to begin work the day after what will likely be the final court date. … Full Article
 

Cheers as Pop-Up Pool reopens in Brooklyn Bridge Park for one more season

Summer returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday with the reopening of the popular Pop-Up Pool, and dozens of kids and their parents showed their happiness by splashing, paddling and kicking their way across its cool, blue waters. … Full Article
 

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