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De Blasio visits site of massive Williamsburg blaze, as residents worry about health effects

Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the site of Saturday’s massive warehouse fire in Williamsburg on Thursday morning for a briefing from FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Chief of Department James Leonard, and to thank firefighters for their work battling the fire. … Full Article
 

Group responds to Williamsburg fire with online petition drive

A group of north Brooklyn activists has launched a petition on change.org, calling on the de Blasio administration to implement a more comprehensive environmental and public health plan in response to last weekend’s Williamsburg fire. … Full Article
 

Prominent Promenade brownstone, 3 Pierrepont Place, is up for sale for a record $40 million asking price

Forty million — it's a big number. But this is a big house we're talking about — 50 rooms big —with a big sense of history and a big view out the back windows. The house in question is Brooklyn Heights' own 3 Pierrepont Place, aka the Low Mansion. … Full Article
 
SHOULD PARKS HAVE HOUSING? BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK THINKS SO

Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC calls for halt on Pierhouse, Pier 6

At the end of a long and sometimes raucous meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council (CAC) Tuesday night, held at Congregation Mount Sinai, members of the CAC passed a resolution calling for a halt on  … Full Article
 

Howe’s Brooklyn: The sharp outer edges of Bridge/Park conflict

Bitter conflict and passionate feelings were clear at the community meeting to air grievances against development at the fringes of Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

An hommage to the Lyceum's environs

Tasty Korean tacos, dandy candy flavored with bacon and a giant blue fish wearing eyeglasses. The slice of Park Slope where the Lyceum is located has endearing spots for enjoyable eating, drinking and mural-gazing. … Full Article
 

Whither the Lyceum?

This is a lamentation for the landmarked Lyceum. … Full Article
 

Adams receives MLK Award from Israel

Eric Adams, the first African-American to serve as Brooklyn borough president, was honored by the government of Israel, which presented him with its annual Martin Luther King Jr. … Full Article
 

Retired teacher hosts poetry workshops in bookstores

Anthony Vigorito is on a one-man mission to increase the popularity of poetry in Brooklyn. One good way to do that, he said, is to create a whole new generation of poets. … Full Article
 

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