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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
 

Brooklyn Book Fair a big hit at P.S. 24

Children in Sunset Park were introduced to the wonderful world of books, thanks to the Brooklyn Book Festival, which hosted a celebration of literature at P.S. 24 complete with readings, play acting, lessons in how to create a comic book and other fun-filled activities. … Full Article
 

Rehab of BQE and Heights Promenade: New gateways to Brooklyn Bridge Park below

“Everything is on the table,” engineers from the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) told concerned Brooklyn Heights residents at Wednesday night’s town hall kicking off the preliminary design phase of the massive  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Revealed series celebrates Summer Solstice on Kingsland Wildflowers

The North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce marked 2017’s longest day on June 21 with the third event in its Brooklyn Revealed series, a reception held atop the Broadway Stages building where Marni Majorelle’s Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop projects an eco-friendly compromise in the midst of one  … Full Article
 

Henry Ward Beecher monument restoration unveiled in Columbus Park

“’It is not well for a man to pray cream and live as skim milk’,” Dr. John Scibilia said, quoting the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. … Full Article
 

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