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Plans unveiled for Pier 6 residential buildings at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) on Tuesday announced plans for a joint venture of RAL Development Services (RAL) and Oliver’s Realty Group to develop two residential buildings at the Pier 6 uplands site. If approved by the BBP Board of Directors, the new project will ensure the long-term financial stability of BBP, add new park space, bring much-needed affordable housing and pre-K seats to the community and generate hundreds of good union jobs.


PHOTO: Brooklyn Heights prepares for July 4th fireworks

Brooklyn is getting ready for this weekend's July 4th fireworks display, once again on the East River. Huge crowds are expected in Brooklyn Heights and other waterfront areas.  Shown here, a sign warns motorists that there will be no parking on Cadman Plaza West starting Friday night.


Ten new priests ordained for Diocese of Brooklyn

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, ordained ten men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn last Saturday, June 27, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, in Prospect Heights.

“You come to us from individual different backgrounds, from different ethnicities and cultures, from different families. You mirror clearly today what is the Diocese of Brooklyn,” said Bishop DiMarzio to the new priests during the ordination homily. “So today we recognize that all of us come with one language, the language of the Holy Spirit.”


HeartShare to launch 7th Annual ArtShare Season at St. Francis College

“ArtShare for HeartShare” will launch its 7th Annual Season with an exhibit from July 1 through July 31 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. 


New community arts space opens at historic Williamsburgh Library

The fully renovated second floor of the Williamsburgh Library will now offer affordable studio and rehearsal space to artists and a range of free arts programming in collaboration with local community organizations.


Brooklyn Daily Eagle helps Aussie bring family tree to life

All Megan Scannell wanted to do was to put together a lovely scrapbook of pictures and stories to present to her Aunt Agnes for her 100th birthday. But she wound up doing so much more than that.


Statement from Brooklyn Law School Professor William D. Araiza on Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited decision on same-sex marriage. In Obergefell v. Hodges, a five-justice majority held that both the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses protected the rights of same-sex couples to wed. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the opinion, has long been the Court’s swing vote on gay rights issues. Justice Kennedy’s analysis rested squarely on what he described as the “fundamental” right to marry.


ESD leaves door open to new environmental review of Pier 6 development

Directors of the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) left the door open to consideration of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Pier 6 development planned in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at an ESD directors meeting in Manhattan on Thursday.


OPINION: Way to Brooklyn Bridge Park shouldn’t necessarily be through ‘Narrow Streets of Cobblestone’

By all accounts, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smashing success. With its remarkable waterfront vistas, the park, which stretches from Pier 6 near Atlantic Avenue, to Jay Street in DUMBO, attracts huge numbers of people every year — both New Yorkers and tourists.


Green-Wood Cemetery awarded Level II Accreditation

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum have announced that Green-Wood Cemetery has been awarded a Level II Accreditation.

By achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens, Green-Wood Cemetery is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboretum.



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