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Kushner-owned former Jehovah's campus added to DUMBO BID

With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and Sands Streets. The 1.2 million-square-foot, five-building campus is now known as DUMBO Heights. … Full Article
 

Hamilton turns his office into mini Sanctuary City

New York has long held the status of “sanctuary city” and taking a page out of that book, a Brooklyn lawmaker is moving ahead with plans to have his office serve as a sanctuary district. … Full Article
 

So what is an executive order, anyway?

“Today, President Trump issued an executive order ….”  … Full Article
 

Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette to speak at St. Francis College for Black History Month

A pioneer of the civil rights movement — among other actions, he took the first Freedom Ride with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) — Bernard Lafayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality. He will bring his story to St. Francis College on Feb. … Full Article
 

Pols express worry over de Blasio Sunset Park plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to invest $142 million to create a Made in NY center for the food, fashion, film and TV industries at Bush Terminal is being largely greeted as welcome news for the community but the proposal has also raised concerns over possible negative impacts on local reside … Full Article
 

The Jehovah's Witnesses make a deal to sell 107 Columbia Heights

The Jehovah's Witnesses have made a deal to sell one of the crown jewels in their remaining Brooklyn Heights real estate portfolio.  … Full Article
 

NYU Tandon professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on digital maps

Self-driving cars could account for 21 million new vehicles sold every year by 2035. Over the next decade alone such vehicles — and vehicles with assisted-driving technology — could deliver $1 trillion in societal and consumer benefits due to their improved safety. … Full Article
 

Bush Terminal to get $136M makeover

WXY architecture + urban design announced yesterday that it will be conceiving and designing a $136 million transformation of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront in Sunset Park to create The Made in NY Campus, according to a release from the company. … Full Article
 

Two Trees receives 87,000 affordable housing lottery applications for 325 Kent at Domino Sugar site

Following a series of multilingual application workshops, Two Trees Management announced Wednesday that it received more than 87,000 applications for the 325 Kent Ave. affordable housing lottery. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park's got the greenest lawn in town this winter

Green Day. In Brooklyn Bridge Park.

In the dead of winter, a lush lawn has taken shape at the Brooklyn Heights end of the popular park. … Full Article
 

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