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NY Festival of Light crowds overwhelm DUMBO

The Belgian-block streets of DUMBO became so jammed with spectators hoping to take in a spectacular light show Saturday night that organizers had to shut it down two-and-a-half hours early. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn student named to Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

A Brooklyn student is on her way to becoming a cub reporter for a national news service that has millions of readers. … Full Article
 

Riverside Houses parking garage permit denied

UPDATE: A judge has now denied the Pinnacle Group’s Article 78 Petition, while the Department of Buildings (DOB) permit remains in effect. … Full Article
 
FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL: NOVEMBER MEETING OF BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CORPORATION

Show us the numbers: Groups demand BBP Pier 6 financial analysis

Despite its absence from the official agenda, the development of two residential towers inside Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 raised heated comments at a Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) board meeting on Friday. … Full Article
 

Brilliant! NY Festival of Light in DUMBO through Saturday

A spectacular lighting display returns to DUMBO on Friday and Saturday night. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint homeless shelter angers neighbors

The opening of a shelter for homeless families in Greenpoint is raising the ire of neighborhood residents who charged that the de Blasio Administration sneaked in the facility in the dead of night behind the backs of community officials. … Full Article
 

Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair continues as one of city’s oldest street fests

Plymouth Church will sponsor its well-known Yankee Fair — a traditional fall festival, street fair and indoor marketplace — this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. … Full Article
 

Violin Invasion hits P.S. 321 in Park Slope

Students at P.S. 321 in Park Slope will be treated to performances by more than 20 violinists who will visit the school on Nov. 17 for a special performance that will have music emanating from every corner of the building. … Full Article
 

Getting ready to light up in DUMBO

Technicians set up heavy equipment and tested effects Wednesday night in preparation the first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) scheduled to kick off in DUMBO on Nov. 6 and continue through Nov. 8. … Full Article
 

Scaling the Heights: Brooklyn-born or transplanted, devoted residents here plant their deep roots

Around Halloween, when golden maple leaves collect along the streets and orange pumpkins give stoops and steps a warm glow, Brooklyn Heights looks and feels almost, for New York City at least, like small town America — but reconstructed among brownstones and apartment blocks. … Full Article
 

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