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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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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.  … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

Town hall meeting discusses controversial issues in Brooklyn Heights

A town hall meeting explored controversial issues in the Brooklyn Heights area on Tuesday night, discussing the effects a “condo economy” is having on the neighborhood’s residents. … Full Article
 

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