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Bed-Stuy literary event aims to promote reading

In an effort to promote reading and community engagement, the Department of Education Community School District 16 in Bedford-Stuyvesant held its first District 16 Literacy Fair in Jesse Owens Park on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn writer to speak in Cobble Hill about new memoir ‘Sex Object’

Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation,” Guardian U.S. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn leads the way in participatory budgeting

Brooklyn is a trailblazer when it comes to the city’s participatory budgeting process, according to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park approves Pier 6 towers

After years of community outcry, twists and turns by Empire State Development Corp. (ESD), accusations of pay-to-play and behind-the scenes politics, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) voted to approve on Tuesday a plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. … Full Article
 

Geoffroy’s marmosets and Geoffroy’s tamarin born at Prospect Park Zoo

Three Geoffroy’s marmosets and a Geoffroy’s tamarin born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo have made their public debut. … Full Article
 

Woman shot, killed in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Police responding to a 911 call found a 23-year-old woman, an employee of the Fornino pizza restaurant, on a sidewalk in Brooklyn Bridge Park around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Police say Michelle Marks of Brooklyn was pronounced dead at the scene. … Full Article
 

Final OK on Pier 6 plan expected Tuesday

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) is set to OK on Tuesday a recently revised plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. The vote is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. in NYU Dibner Pfizer Auditorium at 5 MetroTech Center. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park hosts 12th annual Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes benefit

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) took another step in its march to the sea by assembling an impressive roster of vendors for its 12th annual Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes benefit. … Full Article
 

No Men Allowed: Women-only hours at Williamsburg pool draw complaints

A Brooklyn municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has raised alarms among critics who say the accommodation to a particular religious group violates the constitutional separation of church and state. … Full Article
 
 

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