A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez to cut red tape for owners of small businesses seeking government assistance to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy is headed back to the House after it was approved by the Senate. … Full Article
There were more cops than protesters at Thursday’s anti-police violence rally and march in Downtown Brooklyn, and some participants pointed to the disparity as illustrating a larger societal problem. … Full Article
What began as an undergraduate oral history project is now a freshly published book on a Virginia couple that sat at the vanguard of the black civil rights movement from the 1930s and for decades later. … Full Article
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal delivers her most captivating Maggie Hope mystery to date, blending thoroughly researched WWII historical facts with one-of-kind storytelling and a remarkable, daring heroine. … Full Article
At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, clean-water advocate Christopher Swain did the unthinkable. He swam the entire length of what is arguably the dirtiest body of water in America: the Gowanus Canal.
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Carolina Salguero is a woman with a mission. She wants you to share it.She rescued a decommissioned oil tanker, the Mary A. Whalen, and spent a decade nailing down a long-term berth for the historic vessel that's accessible to the public. … Full Article
A public meeting to address overcrowding at public elementary schools in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens (District 15) will take place on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at P.S. 58, 250 Carroll St. (between Carroll and 1st Place). … Full Article