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Faster, cheaper, better fix proposed for BQE in Brooklyn

With the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as the backdrop, city officials, industry experts and community leaders on Friday called on Albany to allow the city to use the design-build bidding process to expedite the roadway’s  … Full Article
 

Sessions taking wrong approach on crime, Gonzalez charges

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ get-tough-on-crime stance could wind up backfiring, according to Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, who called new polices outlined by the country’s top law enforcement official draconian. … Full Article
 

Snag a designer wedding gown at Brooklyn Goodwill’s Bridal Expo this Saturday

Getting married? The Goodwill Industries store at 285 Livingston St. in Downtown Brooklyn will hold its first Bridal Expo this Saturday, June 3, from  9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (or until supplies last). … Full Article
 

A first look at Kushner Cos.' makeover of the Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters

Whose name will replace the Watchtower's on the iconic red-neon sign on top of the former Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn Heights? … Full Article
 

Brooklyn day care operator gets up to 15 years for stealing $50,000

An operator of three day care centers in Brooklyn was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday for stealing more than $50,000 from the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) funds. … Full Article
 
Violent Brooklyn Heights jewelry store robbers escape caught on video

VIDEO: Police seek public’s help ID’ing perps in violent Brooklyn Heights jewelry store robbery

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying four thugs who carried out a violent robbery on Court S … Full Article
 

O Whitman! Our Whitman!

Today, on the birthday of Walt Whitman, St. Francis College will sponsor a reception and walking tour to celebrate the poet’s 198th birthday. … Full Article
 

Empire State of Mind: Empire Stores is a new hot spot for selfie-snappers

These rooftop views will add some sizzle to summer in DUMBO. Newly opened rooftop public space at a post-Civil War coffee warehouse is putting people in an Empire State of Mind, to borrow a phrase from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.    … Full Article
 

Red Hook Grain Terminal and other Red Hook shoreline sights

You don't have to be a trespasser to take good pictures of the Red Hook Grain Terminal. Photographers who are brave enough to sneak into the extraordinary hulking building on the shoreline get amazing shots, of course.  … Full Article
 

Ghostly remnants of Todd Shipyard live on in Erie Basin Park

We're still sorry the shipyard is gone. Ghostly reminders of its glory days live on in a park behind the IKEA in Red Hook. … Full Article
 

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