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DEC: Many Greenpoint residents refuse Meeker Avenue Plume remediation devices

At a community outreach in Greenpoint on Dec. 1, the state’s senior environmental engineer spoke to community members about the long, slow progress the Department of Environmental Conservation has made in investigating plumes of toxic chlorinated solvents beneath their homes and businesses. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-Queens Connector advocacy makes stop in Williamsburg

Like the Little Engine That Could, proposals for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar (BQX) continue to gather steam, building momentum in news and feature articles, op-ed pieces, artists’ renditions and residential surveys. … Full Article
 

Democrats name Jeffries to House leadership team

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential race, Democrats in the House of Representatives are busy regrouping and developing strategies for moving their party forward in the Trump Era. In one of their first moves, Democrats voted to make U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Construction worker dies in tragic fall at Domino Sugar Refinery site in Williamsburg

A construction worker fell to his death just after 8 a.m. on Friday at 325 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, the first new building going up at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Brooklyn waterfront. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint YMCA marks 110th anniversary with Spirit of Community Service awards

The Greenpoint YMCA gathered at Giando on the Water on Dec. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill's BookCourt buildings sold for $13.6 Million

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. BookCourt owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett announced in a letter to their patrons that the shop’s final day would be Dec. 31. … Full Article
 

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering offers veterans a leg up on startups

Seventy five years after the naval aircraft from the Empire of Japan found the U.S. … Full Article
 

Cornegy hosts Gift of Life Day in Thompson’s memory

Councilmember Robert Cornegy Jr. has found a unique way of paying tribute to the memory of the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article
 

St. Francis College criminal justice professor goes beyond blurred lines

Over the past several years, the concept of “rape culture” has become a common framework for understanding a range of behaviors, including street harassment, online gendered harassment, sexual assault and rape, says St. Francis College sociology and criminal justice Professor Nickie D. … Full Article
 

New report suggests Pier 6 tower project could present construction challenges

A new wrinkle appeared in the decade-long battle between neighborhood associations and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation over the construction of two residential towers in Brooklyn Heights’ Pier 6 as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council hosted CUNY Distinguished Professor  … Full Article
 

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