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Large, rotating neon 'Understanding' sign opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn’s waterfront now has another large red neon sign to accompany the Jehovah Witnesses’ iconic “Watchtower” emblem. … Full Article
 
 

Williamsburg street named for Iraq war hero

Residents gathered together on a Williamsburg street corner with local elected officials on April 27 to pay a lasting tribute to a hero who lived in the community and died in the war in Iraq. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates Japan's cherry blossom festival

People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article
 

Volunteers build 1890 Whitehall rowboat at Brooklyn Bridge Park

“If life becomes unlivable in Brooklyn, we plan to evacuate by water,” joked Rob Buchanan, one of the leaders of community boat building sessions taking place this month at Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Jehovah's Witnesses sell 124 Columbia Heights to Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola

GOOOOAL, Watchtower! The Jehovah's Witnesses have sold a Brooklyn Heights residential building situated on the Promenade, 124 Columbia Heights, for $105 million, city Finance Department records indicate. … Full Article
 

PHOTO: Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article
 

A closer look at 107 Columbia Heights, which the Jehovah's Witnesses are selling

These views are heavenly. Pardon the pun, but we felt compelled to use it. The building with these OMG-worthy vistas belongs to the Jehovah's Witnesses.  … Full Article
 

OPINION: Don’t relocate Rikers inmates to Williamsburg

Opposition to a plan to relocate Rikers Island inmates to a corner of Williamsburg was swift. Even rumors of such a proposal stirred long-felt emotions in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. When city officials explored the former Brooklyn Union Gas Company location, the calls flooded in.  … Full Article
 

All Along the Watchtower: The Jehovah's Witnesses are selling 107 Columbia Heights

Another jewel in the Watchtower's Brooklyn Heights real estate crown is for sale. … Full Article
 

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