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No Clowning Around: Green-Wood Staff Not Impressed

Consider them unamused.
Green-Wood Cemetery staff are on the lookout for a performance artist dressed as a clown roaming their hallowed grounds. The activity is likely part of an misguided attempt at performance art or a publicity stunt, the staff claim. … Full Article
 

Bastille Day in Brooklyn: Pétanque, pastis and the World Cup

Thousands came to Smith Street in Boerum Hill on Sunday for the largest -- and most convivial -- Bastille Day celebration in the U.S. … Full Article
 

Squadron and Levin want India Street Pier answers ASAP

With the G train’s summer shutdown clock ticking, state Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilmember Steve Levin pushed on Friday for a date for the reopening of the East River Ferry’s India Street pier in Greenpoint. … Full Article
 

Clutter a Factor in Deadly Williamsburg Fire?

Another danger lurked as fire and smoke swept through the upper floors of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise: junk. … Full Article
 

Concern in Brooklyn as LICH ER shrinks

Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rallied outside the Cobble Hill hospital’s emergency department on Thursday to express concern about SUNY shrinking what remains of the ER. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn officials, community want investigation into sale of LICH

Brooklyn officials on Thursday asked state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to conduct investigations of SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Fortis. … Full Article
 

Thousands turn out for firefighter’s funeral

Thousands of firefighters from departments across the northeast (and beyond) turned out at the funeral of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas Thursday morning in a massive show of solidarity and mourning. … Full Article
 

City of Water Day comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Metropolitan Water Alliance’s City of Water Day will make its way to Brooklyn Bridge Park July 12. Kayaking and “Seining the River Wild” are both free, public events that are a part of the annual “celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us.” … Full Article
 

Disparate factions unite to 'take back' Gowanus

What do a self-styled “provocateur,” a mohawked leather jacket punk rocker, a dredger, a cartographer, a cane-wielding rabble rouser, a public housing advocate and a sprinkling of neighborhood homeowners, preservationists, attorneys and industrial workers all have in common? … Full Article
 

Pacific Street Library: Not for sale (for now), but grim fate awaits

The managers of a Park Slope community space are worried the timeless Pacific Street branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is for sale and will ultimately be demolished, and have even directed concerned residents to an online petition to thwart the effort. … Full Article
 

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