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4th annual International Friendship Day celebrates Brooklyn’s rich heritage

Declaring “We are one Brooklyn!” people from more than 80 countries carried their national standards in the Unity Parade of Flags that launched the fourth annual International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn, one of the most diverse parts of the United States. … Full Article
 

East Williamsburg man get 10 years for attempted rape while victim forgives him

A man sentenced to 10 years in prison for tackling a woman and pulling down her underwear in an East Williamsburg attempted rape, could hardly face his victim as he sobbed with his back to her in court on Tuesday, even as she forgave him. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission okays fix-up work at Vincent Viola's former Jehovah's Witnesses building in Brooklyn Heights

The makeover of a prime former Watchtower property into a secular building took a step forward Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Revealed: Original historical architecture at Park Slope’s Nitehawk Cinema

The new Nitehawk Cinema was set to open in early fall, but due to the discovery of valuable original architecture while renovating, the grand opening has been pushed back until early 2018. … Full Article
 

Forbes: St. Francis College listed among America’s Top Colleges

With the release of the 2017 Forbes rankings, St. Francis College has now been ranked one of America’s Top Colleges all 10 years that the magazine has published the list. … Full Article
 

Judge to Pier 6 developers: ‘Build if you dare’

Build all you want — but you better be ready to undo it all if you lose your case, was the message Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 developers heard at Civil Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday. … Full Article
 

Woodstock reunion festival coming to Brooklyn

If you were around in 1969, you know full well the cultural phenomenon of Woodstock. And if you were too young to attend or born after the historic concert, this is your chance to be part of the “peace, love and freedom” generation. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway could do double duty as a flood barrier in Red Hook

An innovative plan to use a scenic greenway as part of a flood protection system for Red Hook is inching closer to reality. … Full Article
 

It's going down! 2nd bulkhead collapses along Gowanus Canal

As if the Gowanus Canal did not already have enough junk in its waters, just last week a bulkhead collapsed, sending concrete, wood and other debris into the toxic waterway. … Full Article
 

Clarke endorses Cumbo’s re-election bid

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, facing a tough challenge from fellow Democrat Ede Fox in her bid for re-election, has picked up a number of high-profile endorsements in recent weeks.  U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Central Brooklyn) is the latest political heavyweight to endorse Cumbo. … Full Article
 

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