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Construction worker dies in tragic fall at Domino Sugar Refinery site in Williamsburg

A construction worker fell to his death just after 8 a.m. on Friday at 325 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, the first new building going up at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Brooklyn waterfront. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint YMCA marks 110th anniversary with Spirit of Community Service awards

The Greenpoint YMCA gathered at Giando on the Water on Dec. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill's BookCourt buildings sold for $13.6 Million

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. BookCourt owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett announced in a letter to their patrons that the shop’s final day would be Dec. 31. … Full Article
 

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering offers veterans a leg up on startups

Seventy five years after the naval aircraft from the Empire of Japan found the U.S. … Full Article
 

Cornegy hosts Gift of Life Day in Thompson’s memory

Councilmember Robert Cornegy Jr. has found a unique way of paying tribute to the memory of the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article
 

St. Francis College criminal justice professor goes beyond blurred lines

Over the past several years, the concept of “rape culture” has become a common framework for understanding a range of behaviors, including street harassment, online gendered harassment, sexual assault and rape, says St. Francis College sociology and criminal justice Professor Nickie D. … Full Article
 

New report suggests Pier 6 tower project could present construction challenges

A new wrinkle appeared in the decade-long battle between neighborhood associations and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation over the construction of two residential towers in Brooklyn Heights’ Pier 6 as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council hosted CUNY Distinguished Professor  … Full Article
 

Fortis files plans to build towers on two sites at former Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

The much-debated and highly-litigated redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill is rolling ahead. … Full Article
 

Bushwick nightclub ‘House of Yes’ to host Oakland warehouse fire fundraiser

Although Oakland, California is more than 2,900 miles away from Brooklyn, that isn't stopping a group of courageous club owners from raising money for the victims and families of the Dec. 2 Oakland warehouse fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. … Full Article
 

Success Story: NYU Tandon startup bought by Uber

Uber announced on Monday that it purchased an NYU Tandon startup that will serve as the basis for the driving company’s AI (artificial intelligence) Labs. … Full Article
 

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