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Maronite Catholics to honor mothers at fundraiser

Mother’s Day will come early for two women who have devoted their lives to their families and to their church as they will be the guests of honor at the Seventh Annual Benefit Dinner for the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn on May 3. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park renovation wins participatory budget vote

When Councilmember Carlos Menchaca gave residents in his Sunset Park-Red Hook district the chance to decide how they wanted to divide up $2 million in city budget funds for neighborhood improvement projects, they came out in droves to vote for their favorite projects. … Full Article
 

Residents to vote on new Union Street Bridge, could affect Gowanus Canal cleanup

For more than a century, the Union Street Bridge has afforded Brooklynites a safe and dry passage over the heinous waters of the Gowanus Canal. … Full Article
 

Banana Republic closes its doors on Montague St., joining many other merchants

Another one bites the dust. The upscale American clothing and accessories retailer Banana Republic closed its doors on Montague Street early Wednesday morning. … Full Article
 

A Passover visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park

A family of Orthodox Jews wearing their spring finest visited the beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday. The eight-day festival of Passover, which celebrates the Israelites freedom from slavery in Egypt, ends on Saturday.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Navy Yard art project: Pigeon flock to illuminate NYC skyline

An acrobatic display by a flock of homing pigeons could give a whole new meaning to the words "performance art." About 2,000 homing pigeons will illuminate New York City's night sky in a project by Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy opened 2016 season with DUMBO Family Festival

On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted its first event of the 2016 programming season, the DUMBO Family Festival. This was the first of more than 500 free spring and summer programs at Brooklyn Bridge Park over the next five months. … Full Article
 

Dazzling aluminum composite façade covers 286 Ashland Place in the Brooklyn Cultural District

Hark! That's 286 Ashland Place Shining Bright Like A Diamond (to paraphrase Rihanna's lyric) in the spring sunshine. … Full Article
 

Architectural eye candy near Downtown Brooklyn's 1,066-foot-tall skyscraper site

It's gonna be huge. No, wait. That's somebody else's catchphrase. Let's try again. This is a big deal. Very big. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn boaters say prime sailing area at risk

Brooklyn boaters are up in arms over a maritime company’s push to install a barge mooring in New York Harbor close to the site of a new marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

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