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The Poor Get Richer: Brownsville Park is slated for a $30M makeover

Good times are ahead for Betsy Head — the long-neglected park that is the recreational heart of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is set to receive a $30 million rehab. … Full Article
 

Assemblymember Latrice Walker calls for a halt to Our Lady of Loreto demolition plan

Stop the wrecking ball. On Tuesday, state Assemblymember Latrice Walker called on Brooklyn's Catholic hierarchy to withdraw its demolition application for a historic church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville, Our Lady of Loreto. … Full Article
 

Catholic Charities moves forward with plans to demolish Our Lady of Loreto Church

The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that welcomes people to Our Lady of Loreto Roman Catholic Church in Ocean Hill bears a plaque reading “Semper Vivus.” The Latin phrase is translated as “Ever Alive.” However, the impending fate of this long-shuttered church bui … Full Article
 

Big rigs torched in East New York

Does arson abound, or is it just “horsin’ around?” … Full Article
 

Gravesend trash plant foes demand halt to construction

A 6-foot-long metal piece blew off the roof of a trash processing plant under construction in Gravesend, prompting renewed calls by local environmentalists for the city to bring the project to a halt. … Full Article
 

Friends raising funds to pay for Xaverian grad’s funeral

A tragedy in Gerritsen Beach has brought that community together, with friends and neighbors joining forces to raise money to pay for the funeral of a 17-year-old boy who was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn junkyard fire blackens sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie

The sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie filled with thick black smoke at roughly 5 p.m. Wednesday as a fire broke out in a junkyard at Preston Court to Ralph Ave., 1511 Preston Court, not far from King’s Highway. … Full Article
 

Landmark Borden Dairy in East New York, preservationists plead

Got milk? There was a cow mooing in the middle of a city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

BP Adams honors soft-hearted baker, inspiring teacher, as Brooklyn's Heroes of the Month

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored two local heroes -- a baker who organizes birthday celebrations each month for children at a Brownsville homeless shelter, and an educator in East Flatbush who has inspired generations of students and their parents for more than 30 years. … Full Article
 

Students in The Nature Conservancy’s youth program build urban farm in East New York

The Nature Conservancy, East New York Farms!, NYC Parks GreenThumb, GrowNYC, 596 Acres, ioby and New York City Community Garden Coalition have partnered to transform a long-neglected lot in East New York into a thriving green space for residents to enjoy. … Full Article
 

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