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No Big Bang: Kosciuszko Bridge not being demolished Tuesday

Contrary to public belief, the old Kosciuszko Bridge will not be demolished Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s role as tech powerhouse surges with coming of virtual reality lab

Another step in Brooklyn’s evolution as a tech powerhouse comes with the announcement that the borough will soon be home to the country’s first ever publicly funded virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) facility. … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy pimp gets 15 years for trafficking 12-year-old girls

A Bedford-Stuyvesant man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for running a prostitution ring and recruiting girls as young as 12 years old to have sex with older men for money. … Full Article
 

11th annual NYC Zombie Crawl inundates North Brooklyn with undead frolics

Independence Day weekend brought long days and high heat to the streets of Williamsburg. The nation’s 141st birthday approached, an event celebrated by Americans from all walks of life. … Full Article
 

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
 

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