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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
 

Construction and renovation galore in Bed-Stuy

There's action on almost every block. Condo construction. Rental apartments rising up. Historic-home restoration. Bedford-Stuyvesant is busy, busy, busy. … Full Article
 

Bidding wars for 366-368-370 Gates Ave. development site in Bed-Stuy

How hot is demand for Bedford-Stuyvesant development sites? So hot that there was a bidding war for a fire-damaged property — even though its tenants were living in shelters and the purchaser would have to find them new homes. … Full Article
 

The saga of Bed-Stuy's $6 million mansion

The Queen of Hancock Street was thisclose to being sold to a Russian couple who traveled with a translator and a bodyguard. But nyet — it was not to be. … Full Article
 

LIU Brooklyn honors schools chancellor Carmen Fariña

LIU Brooklyn honored Carmen Fariña, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, at its Commencement Ceremony on May 12 at Barclays Center. The distinguished philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford presented an honorary degree to Fariña at the ceremony. … Full Article
 

St. Francis students earn $1,350 in speech contest

Personal and poignant stories ruled the day at the annual Delaney Speech Contest on April 20 as students offered three- to four-minute persuasive talks to earn a share of the $1,350 in prize money. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission okays residential conversion of Green Point Savings Bank's annex

Busy developer Slate Property Group is involved in a Greenpoint residential project you probably haven't heard about until now. … Full Article
 

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