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French volunteers perform restoration work in Green-Wood Cemetery

Proof that France’s generosity to the U.S. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Association working to expand and improve tree pits on Brooklyn Heights streets

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) is making a move towards larger tree pits in the streets of Brooklyn Heights, in the hopes that this will lead to healthier trees and a healthier city.   … Full Article
 

A peek at Greenpoint's Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Betcha don't know how to find the entrance to the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. Unless you work at Time Warner Cable's Greenpoint facility or the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, you probably haven't been down to the edge of Paige Avenue. … Full Article
 

Purple rain at WNYC Transmitter Park

When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain? The photo ops are fabulous when storms come rolling in. The witches of “Macbeth” would love it here at WNYC Transmitter Park on Greenpoint's East River shoreline. … Full Article
 

Ten spots you should see in Greenpoint

Polish enclave. Hipsterville. Manufacturing haven. Waterfront neighborhood. Don't you love Greenpoint? This is a checklist of places you should see if you want to claim you know the neighborhood well. … Full Article
 

De Blasio: City will cooperate in LICH probe

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday insisted that the city acted appropriately in the controversial sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), and said his administration is “absolutely ready to cooperate in every way” with any federal probe into his role in the sale. … Full Article
 

EPA to update public on state of contaminated Red Hook ball fields

The Red Hook ball fields have long been plagued by uneven playing surfaces, puddles of water and trash. Student-athletes who utilize the fields are all too familiar with the miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, used contraceptives and broken glass that litter the grounds. … Full Article
 
 

An interview with Bushwick-based playwright Jaclyn Backhaus on her new play ‘Men on Boats’

The most exuberant, clever, frisky, ingenious, inventive and audacious play of the season, Jaclyn Backhaus’ “Men on Boats,” is currently being presented by Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on the far west side of 42nd Street. … Full Article
 

Judge throws out Brooklyn Bridge Park Pierhouse lawsuit

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel on Thursday threw out a lawsuit attempting to block construction of part of the Pierhouse residential/ hotel complex at 130 Furman Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

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