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Hamilton joins IDC as election shakeup looms

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton’s surprise announcement on Monday that he has decided to join a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate will give the band of political mavericks some added clout in the legislative chamber, according to political observers. … Full Article
 

Crown Heights street co-named for revered local pastor and his wife

To honor them for a legacy of more than 60 years ministering to their congregation, the street outside First Baptist Church of Crown Heights has been co-named for its famed pastor and his wife. … Full Article
 
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Young and old cold call for Clinton in Downtown Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Eagle visited a call center for Hillary Clinton in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, just days before the election, to ask volunteers why they were backing Clinton. … Full Article
 

Richardson’s arrest won’t ruin re-election chances

State Assemblymember Diana Richardson, who rocked the political establishment when she won her seat in a special election in May of 2015, stands an excellent chance of winning today’s election despite the fact that she was arrested four days before Election Day and charged with assaulting h … Full Article
 

McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance plants daffodil bulbs in Greenpoint Park

A classic autumn morning greeted members of the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance as they gathered to initiate the latest phase in the park’s beautification. … Full Article
 

Fortis drops plan for affordable housing at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

Fortis Property Group has decided to move forward with an as-of-right development plan for the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) that does not include affordable housing and will not require rezoning. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park advisory group calls on park to rescind vote approving Pier 6 towers

Asserting that newly disclosed figures showed that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) has drastically underestimated the amount of projected income from developments in the park, the park’s Community Advisory Council passed a resolution Thursday night calling upon the BBPC board to rescind i … Full Article
 
 

Community Bookstore to be replaced by real estate firm Compass

Longtime residents of Cobble Hill will remember 212 Court St. as the former home of the Community Bookstore, a warm and welcoming place where visitors could get lost in a maze of timeless classics, dusty toys and vintage records. … Full Article
 

Park Slope’s Pavilion Theater closes

The Pavilion, Park Slope’s only movie theater, had its farewell party on Nov. 1. The well-attended event marked the closing of the theater, which has been unspooling films in the neighborhood since 2006. … Full Article
 

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