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Democratic clubs flowering in Trump era, Carroll says

Republican President Donald Trump is giving a big boost to the rival Democratic Party by fostering an almost unprecedented rise in grass-roots political activism, according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll, who implored the president’s opponents to keep it up. … Full Article
 

Jehovah's Witnesses start closing their Brooklyn Heights tunnels

The Watchtower, which has sold off many of its Brooklyn Heights properties, is starting to shut down the tunnels that connect them.
Last week, the Jehovah's Witnesses deactivated one of the tunnels that connect their big Brooklyn Heights residential buildings by fillin … Full Article
 

Lentol reveals how he got ‘Raise the Age’ passed

State Assemblymember Joe Lentol was walking out of the state Capitol in Albany one day when a woman came up to him and gave him a big hug. “Thank you for saving my son’s life,” she told him. The brief encounter made him cry. … Full Article
 

Developer releases big plans for Domino Park in Williamsburg

How sweet it is! Real estate development firm Two Trees Management announced on Wednesday that Domino Park would open next summer in front of the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery. … Full Article
 

Bogus No Parking signs at LICH site tick off Cobble Hill residents

Cobble Hill residents have finally had their suspicions confirmed: poorly displayed “no parking” and “no standing signs” that appeared on Henry Street between Amity and Pacific streets in January were illegal, put up by a contractor for Fortis Property Group, which is developing the former  … Full Article
 

BAM hosts The Alan Gala

On the evening of April 4 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Alan Fishman, chairman of the BAM board for the past 14 years, and a key part of BAM’s leadership for three decades, was celebrated by friends and colleagues at the Alan Gala. … Full Article
 

St. Francis alumnus collaborates on film about Italians who saved Jewish lives

St. Francis College alumnus Vincent DeGiaimo ’72 returns to his alma mater for a screening of his film “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust.”  … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill Tree Fund to hold annual sale

You know that spring has finally arrived when you stroll down the charming streets of Cobble Hill and see the cherry blossoms in full bloom along with fragrant dogwoods and sweet magnolia trees. … Full Article
 
Squibb Park Bridge Finally Reopens

After 3 years, Squibb Park Bridge reopens in Brooklyn (Just not so bouncy)

After being shut down in 2014, "bouncy" Squibb Park Bridge once again connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The popular 450-foot-long wooden bridge reopened Wednesday, to the delight of park goers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols praise Small Business Services outreach to immigrants

Nearly half of the small businesses in New York City are owned by immigrants. And the de Blasio administration is stepping up its efforts to help them prosper. … Full Article
 

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