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CB2 Committee approves Pier 6 Tower Plan on Brooklyn Bridge Park

Members of the Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday voted 6 to 1 to approve the proposed modifications of the General Project Plan (GPP) that would allow affordable housing in/on the Pier 6 development. … Full Article
 

A step forward for Green-Wood Cemetery’s proposed visitors’ center

It's a green light for Green-Wood's demolition of part of the Weir Greenhouse. The famed cemetery will send in the wrecking crew as part of a project to turn the greenhouse into a visitors' center. … Full Article
 

Fundraiser for Brooklyn Heights baby who died in SoHo day care

Friends and co-workers have started a fundraiser on the GoFundMe website to help the Brooklyn Heights parents of a 3-month-old baby boy who died in an unlicensed SoHo day care on July 13 – his first day at the facility. … Full Article
 

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Pier 6 — What is your ‘real bone of contention?’

On July 9, I attended a presentation of the latest projections of revenue, maintenance and operations (M&O) costs and reserves by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. … Full Article
 

Full CB2 to consider Brooklyn Heights Library sale Wednesday night

On Wednesday, July 15, the full board of Community Board 2 will consider the recommendation of its Land Use Committee that the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library be approved, with three caveats. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School: Jobless grads will get some money back

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) recently announced the launch of Bridge to Success, a new program designed to support graduates who may take longer in their  … Full Article
 

Cyclist dies, six injured in grisly crash near Barclays Center in Brooklyn

A cyclist died and six other people were injured in a horrific crash involving three vehicles on Fourth Avenue between Atlantic and Flatbush avenues on Monday morning at roughly 7 a.m. … Full Article
 

When the chips are down, Squadron gets the bark to the park

Brooklyn dog owners have learned that when the chips are down, state Sen. Daniel Squadron is their man. Literally. … Full Article
 

The Rise of the Sneaker Subject of New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin? With the rubber tree, of course, and that's where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture," at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article
 

OPINION: A Flag Burns in Brooklyn

Last week at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, a group called “Disarm the NYPD” burned the American flag to express their view that our nation’s flag is a symbol of oppression, specifically calling attention to the issue of police brutality.  This event serves as a very powerful reminder for me perso … Full Article
 

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