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Brooklyn Greenway Initiative transforms Navy Yard cemetery

Milton Puryear, co-founder and project development director of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), presided over the grand opening of the Initiative’s latest public space: a one-time naval cemetery set on the edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, now transformed into a natural, green setting  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society celebrates 125th anniversary at Red Hook gala

One of nation’s oldest early childhood education societies celebrated its 125th anniversary by honoring some of its most active members in a Red Hook gala attended by dozens of local business and cultural leaders. … Full Article
 

Adams to hold Sunset Park tenants’ rights workshop

Keeping a roof over your head is costing a pretty penny, according to Borough President Eric Adams, who said residents of one neighborhood are having a particularly hard time. … Full Article
 

Harlem middle school students visit Brooklyn Navy Yard to work with nonprofit

On Wednesday, about 30 middle school students from St. … Full Article
 

Community Board 2's Land Use Committee says no to development plan for 141 Willoughby St. in Downtown Brooklyn

No. No. No. A 49-story luxury-apartment tower with affordable units that developer Savanna wants to build at 141 Willoughby St. would be bigger and taller than previously planned. … Full Article
 

Nearly 1,000 fill Williamsburg street to mourn Isaac Rosenberg

Nearly 1,000 members of the Satmar Hasidic community filled Hooper Street in Williamsburg on Wednesday to mourn the sudden and shocking death of Isaac Rosenberg, 67, a major real estate investor and developer who was also a key presence in the Williamsburg Satmar community.  … Full Article
 

Crown Heights North Historic District placed on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke announced Wednesday that the Crown Heights North Historic District was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places.  … Full Article
 

State halts de Blasio’s affordable housing on Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park

In a stunning development, the state-controlled Empire State Development (ESD) agency told New York City on Monday it would not approve -- for now -- Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to allow affordable housing at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

NYPD uses bulldozers to wreck renegade cycles in Red Hook

Police crushed about 70 motorbikes beneath bulldozers on Tuesday in Red Hook to send a signal to thrill-seekers who take dirt bikes and ATVs to city streets: They should be uneasy riders. … Full Article
 

Bonus photos: Bed-Stuy eye candy

The first roses are blooming in Bed-Stuy. Gardeners have spring flowers bursting forth all over the neighborhood. Some of them are trying to win the annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. … Full Article
 

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