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Advocates seek half-fare Metrocards for low-income riders

On the heels of a shocking new report showing that one in four low-income New Yorkers cannot afford to use public transportation, two groups, the Community Service Society of New York and the Riders Alliance, announced the start of a “Fair Fares” campaign to obtain half-fare MetroCards for  … Full Article
 

Landmark status for St. Augustine's Church, and a whole swath of Park Slope

Sing Choirs Of Angels! St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church is now officially recognized as a historic city site. It happened in a circuitous way. … Full Article
 

Jackie Robinson’s signed contracts to be on temporary display at the New-York Historical Society

Jackie Robinson's contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball's color barrier is on public view in New York and soon in other places, as well. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery's chapel is landmarked

Goin' To The Chapel And We're Gonna Get — Landmarked? We're rewriting a line from the beloved old tune by the Dixie Cups to report the latest news about historic Green-Wood Cemetery, which was founded in 1838. … Full Article
 

DUMBO author’s new book explores one man’s search for meaning

“The Yoga of Max’s Discontent,” a new book by DUMBO-based author Karan Bajaj (Riverhead, on sale May 3), is a layered novel that takes readers across the world in search of truth and enlightenment. Bajaj, a No. … Full Article
 

The 18th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K will be held in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy), St. Francis College and Brooklyn Bridge Park have announced the 18th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K. … Full Article
 

Industry City expects to establish 20,000 jobs by 2025

Industry City is growing by leaps and bounds, according to its directors, who said they expect the commercial complex in Sunset Park to generate 20,000 jobs by the year 2025. … Full Article
 

Democratic Debate at Brooklyn Navy Yard will be closed to public

Attaining access to the Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Duggal Greenhouse has proven to be a difficult task.  … Full Article
 

Hamilton urges Congress to oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership

On the surface, it wouldn’t seem as if the Pacific Rim has much to do with Brooklyn. But state Sen. Jesse Hamilton said that what is happening on the other side of the globe has a deep impact here.  … Full Article
 

Asian-Americans solidify political clout by forming Democratic club

Hoping to harness the city’s burgeoning Asian-American population into a major political force, community leaders have formed a new political club and have established an ambitious agenda aimed at registering large number of Asian-Americans to vote and pushing elected officials to start pay … Full Article
 

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