Columbia Waterfront

Velázquez's Sandy bill heads back to House after Senate passage

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez to cut red tape for owners of small businesses seeking government assistance to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy is headed back to the House after it was approved by the Senate. … Full Article

Somber NYPD officers, grieving protesters at Brooklyn anti-police brutality rally

There were more cops than protesters at Thursday’s anti-police violence rally and march in Downtown Brooklyn, and some participants pointed to the disparity as illustrating a larger societal problem. … Full Article

New parkland opens at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) opened 3.5 acres of parkland on Saturday to complete the landscape of Pier 6. … Full Article

Brooklyn author to discuss debut foodie novel in DUMBO

The powerHouse Arena will host Brooklyn author Jessica Tom to discuss her debut novel “Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit” (on-sale Oct. 27, William Morrow Paperbacks) on Nov. 2. … Full Article

St. Francis prof. authors book on James and Esther Cooper Jackson

What began as an undergraduate oral history project is now a freshly published book on a Virginia couple that sat at the vanguard of the black civil rights movement from the 1930s and for decades later. … Full Article

Park Slope author publishes fifth in mystery series

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal delivers her most captivating Maggie Hope mystery to date, blending thoroughly researched WWII historical facts with one-of-kind storytelling and a remarkable, daring heroine. … Full Article

The Gowanus Canal: A neglected and misunderstood waterway

At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, clean-water advocate Christopher Swain did the unthinkable. He swam the entire length of what is arguably the dirtiest body of water in America: the Gowanus Canal.  … Full Article

'The 'Bern ' at BAM

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — who was born and raised in Brooklyn — was featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn” Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

Anchors aweigh for #GetOnBoard support campaign for the Mary A. Whalen

Carolina Salguero is a woman with a mission. She wants you to share it. She rescued a decommissioned oil tanker, the Mary A. Whalen, and spent a decade nailing down a long-term berth for the historic vessel that's accessible to the public. … Full Article

Overcrowded schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens subject of tonight’s meeting

A public meeting to address overcrowding at public elementary schools in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens (District 15) will take place on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at P.S. 58, 250 Carroll St. (between Carroll and 1st Place). … Full Article


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