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Meet Dr. Steven Koonin, who's bringing Downtown to its CUSP

As Downtown Brooklyn prepares to greet its CUSP — the Center for Urban Science and Progress, a cooperative effort of NYU-Poly and the Applied Sciences NYC Program of the city's Economic Development Corporation — the center's founding director, Dr. … Full Article
 

Dangerous Cobble Hill corner: Can we fix it?

Over 300 people have signed a petition begun on July 27 asking the Department of Transportation to implement pedestrian safety measures at Congress and Hicks Street. … Full Article
 

Learn CPR! Ortiz pushes ‘Briana’s Law’

All New York cops should be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, according to Sunset Park Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, who is pushing a bill to mandate the training. … Full Article
 

Brothers in arms: Soon-to-be archrivals Melo and D-Will team up for gold

In less than three months, Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony will officially become sworn enemies, at least as far as the East River Rivalry is concerned. … Full Article
 

At 'National Night Out,' 84th Precinct celebrates partnership with community

Crime has dived 78 percent in the 84th Precinct over the last two decades, Deputy Inspector Mark Di Paolo said at Tuesday’s National Night Out Against Crime celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall, where neighbors cheered the success of the partnership between the precinct and the community. … Full Article
 

HILLS & GARDENS: Pilates on the pier

There’s something mesmerizing about watching the almost perfect human synchronization at Olympic events such as synchronized swimming and diving. A particularly practiced and proficient dance troupe can achieve the same effect.   … Full Article
 

Paying homage to the Virgin Mary

Participants hoist a statue of the Virgin Mary during the Saturday's festival of the Virgen de la Asunción at the Church of All Saints at Throop and Flushing avenues, Bedford-Stuyvesant. The festival is part of a series of cultural events held on the days before and after Aug. … Full Article
 

Leasing agents named for Federal Building 2 project

The new leasing agents have been selected for the former Federal Building 2 — also called the U.S. Navy Fleet Base Storehouse 2 — in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

Oro 2 permits issued by DOB

The Department of Buildings (DOB) last week approved plans for the Oro 2 site at the corner of Gold and Johnson Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Going green! Farm tops Navy Yard roof

AP Photo/Seth WenigBrooklyn Grange has established a rooftop farm atop Building 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. … Full Article
 

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